Vermont makes waves on data privacy

{beacon}   welcome to tech fridaynew joint project, the hill and Pluribus News Covers technology policy across government. Sign up to receive The Hill Newsletter here. Would you like to receive this newsletter? Please let us know. Vermont passes landmark privacy law image ©AP News Big policies can come from small places. Same goes for […]

Stolen antique weathervane recovered 40 years later and returned to Vermont

The Vermont Department of Transportation announced that an antique copper weather vane stolen from a Vermont train station 40 years ago was recovered and returned to the state last week. “We are pleased to see this precious historical artifact and beautiful work of art returned here in Vermont,” Judith Ehrlich, the agency’s historic preservation officer, […]

Vermont Legislature passes one of the strongest data privacy measures in the country

The Democratic-controlled Vermont Legislature has passed one of the nation’s strongest data privacy measures aimed at cracking down on the use of online personal data by companies that violate certain privacy rules. It will be possible to file civil lawsuits against companies. But Republican Gov. Phil Scott has concerns about how parts of the bill […]

University of Vermont Bows to Pro-Palestinian ‘Encampment,’ Cancels Black UN Ambassador

The University of Vermont has canceled the commencement address by U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a pioneering black female diplomat, in response to demands from an anti-Israel “camp” on campus. This “encampment” is one of dozens across U.S. campuses that advocate the destruction of Israel and other anti-Semitic demands. according to Local NBC affiliate WPTZ: Thomas […]

University of Vermont cancels UN ambassador’s address amid Gaza protests 

The University of Vermont (UVM) has canceled U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s commencement speech amid pro-Palestinian protests on campus amid widespread protests at universities across the country. “We look forward to the upcoming commencement ceremony and the opportunity to celebrate UVM’s Class of 2024,” university President Suresh Garimella said in a message to the university community […]

Vermont man gets 18 years for conspiring with mother to kill stepfather

A Vermont man who was charged along with his mother in the death of his stepfather, who was lured into a parking lot and shot multiple times in 2019, was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison, police said. Cory Lee George pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death […]

Committee discourages impeachment of Vermont sheriff accused of kicking suspect

A special legislative committee recommended Tuesday not to impeach a Vermont sheriff who was charged with assault for kicking a shackled prisoner, but said the sheriff was being penalized by remaining in office. Stated. A resolution to be introduced in the House by committee members on Wednesday calls on Franklin County Sheriff John Grismore to […]