I-Team: Florida DMV sells your personal information to private companies, marketing firms (WFTS)

WFTS: I-Team: Florida DMV sells your personal information to private companies, marketing firms. “A local woman is blaming the state government for an onslaught of robocalls and direct mail offers – accusations that come as the I-Team uncovered the DMV makes millions by selling Florida drivers personal information to outside companies, including marketing firms.”

Education Week: Civil Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Florida School-Safety Database

Education Week: Civil Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Florida School-Safety Database. “A new state database intended to prevent school shootings represents a ‘massive surveillance effort’ that should be immediately halted, a coalition of nearly three dozen advocacy organizations told Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a letter delivered Tuesday. “

Florida Sun-Sentinel: Florida to use online registry to shame people who buy sex

Florida Sun-Sentinel: Florida to use online registry to shame people who buy sex. “A new law that took effect Monday will create an online registry of people found guilty of soliciting prostitution. The online database of sex buyers is part of a broader effort to crack down on human trafficking.”

South Florida Water Management District: SFWMD Unveils Online Tool Detailing Ongoing Efforts to Achieve More Now For Florida’s Environment

South Florida Water Management District: SFWMD Unveils Online Tool Detailing Ongoing Efforts to Achieve More Now For Florida’s Environment . “The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today unveiled a new webpage aimed at keeping the public informed and engaged in the ongoing efforts to restore America’s Everglades and protect Florida’s environment. “

Education Week: Florida Plan for a Huge Database to Stop School Shootings Hits Delays, Legal Questions

Education Week: Florida Plan for a Huge Database to Stop School Shootings Hits Delays, Legal Questions. “It was supposed to be operational six months ago, part of Florida’s wide-ranging effort to prevent the next school shooting: a sprawling new database that would merge people’s social media posts with millions of records on individuals who have been bullied, placed in foster care, committed a crime, or even been mentioned in unverified tips made to law enforcement. The plan, however, has sputtered, an Education Week investigation found.”