In the Media

What consumers should know about Equifax $700M settlement

Equifax will pay at least $700 million — and potentially much more — to settle lawsuits over a 2017 data breach. Professor Calo is quoted. (Source: The Associated Press)

‘We’re elated’: Suddenly the liberal dream of an income tax is tantalizingly real

The Seattle city high-earners' income tax was ruled unconstitutional Monday. But the ruling actually was everything the city had dreamed for when it launched this longshot experiment in progressive taxation. Professor Hugh Spitzer is cited. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Outcry pushes Phoenix to roll out body cameras for officers

But even when used correctly, “technology is not a substitute for building trust,” said Mary D. Fan, a professor at the University of Washington School of Law and author of “Camera Power: Proof, Policing, Privacy and Audiovisual Big Data.” (Source: the Associated Press)

After measles outbreak, WA toughened its vaccine law. Could Congress do the same?

A few new bills in Congress focus on combating misinformation about vaccines, but would not limit exemptions as several states have. Professor Hugh Spitzer quoted. (Source: Crosscut)

How close is Washington state to using self-driving trucks?

UW Law Professor William Covington said the first thing to remember is there are varying levels of autonomous vehicles, the upper echelon of which are still largely out of reach. (Source: MyNorthwest)

San Francisco becomes first city in U.S. to ban facial-recognition software

Jevan Hutson, a University of Washington law student, is quoted. (Source: The Washington Post)