Cell Phone Anti-Encryption Measures: the Key, But to What?

April 14, 2016 5:30 pm Ashley Jacques 0
Cell Phone Anti-Encryption Measures: the Key, But to What? By:  Jackson Yates April 14th, 2016 Earlier this year, California Democratic state legislator Jim Cooper introduced Assembly Bill 1681, which would require every cell phone produced and sold in California to have an “unlocking” capability to better assist law enforcement in investigating crimes, particularly human trafficking.…

Information privacy law blog post- Shangjun Tang

April 14, 2016 5:26 pm Ashley Jacques 0
April 14th, 2016 By: Shangjun Tang Network Neutrality (or Net Neutrality) is the principle that all network traffic should be treated equally, without discrimination based on the content of the transmission.[1] The US has already adopted rules on Net Neutrality.…

Privacy Blog: Emails Closer to Warrant Protection as Enormously Popular Bill Advances

April 14, 2016 5:25 pm Ashley Jacques 0
Privacy Blog: Emails Closer to Warrant Protection as Enormously Popular Bill Advances By: Inhwan Lee (Panel 2) April 14th, 2016 Article: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-04-13/emails-closer-to-warrant-protection-as-enormously-popular-bill-advances A legislation to amend the Stored Communications Act of 1986 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee unanimously and moved forward in the U.S.…

Surveillance and the First Amendment

April 13, 2016 5:08 pm Ashley Jacques 0
Topic: Surveillance and the First Amendment By: Adelaide Dunn, Panel 2 Post: Ryan Calo, “Tech companies may be our best hope for resisting government surveillance” Fusion.net (September 7, 2015) http://fusion.net/story/193583/tech-companies-may-be-our-best-hope-for-resisting-government-surveillance/ This article is of particular note after the growing dispute between the FBI and Apple regarding encryption (and Apple’s message to its customers about this issue last month – http://www.apple.com/customer-letter/).…

Parental Eavesdropping: An Exception for “Best Interests”

April 11, 2016 10:44 am Ashley Jacques 0
Parental Eavesdropping: An Exception for “Best Interests” Information Privacy Blog Post By: Viviana Puchi http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0ad56b89ebee4903a4bc53adb3bf7012/new-yorks-top-court-parents-can-legally-eavesdrop-kids On April 5, 2016, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that parents can legally eavesdrop on a minor child’s phone conversations and record them if they “reasonably believe it would be in the child’s best interest.”[1] This creates an exception to existing New York law prohibiting the recording of conversations without the consent of at least one person on a call.…

Information Privacy Law Group #5 – Samuel J. Beckerman

April 7, 2016 5:43 pm Ashley Jacques 0
By: Samuel J. Beckerman https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/10/29/warrant-to-search-phone-did-not-allow-opening-folder-unlikely-to-contain-evidence-sought-court-rules/ The United States Supreme Court decided in the case of Riley v. California, that the warrantless search of the digital contents of a cellphone violates the 4th Amendment, even if the search is incident to arrest, court have continued to push for privacy protections of cell phones. …

Information Privacy Law- Jeff Mudd

April 7, 2016 5:40 pm Ashley Jacques 0
By: Jeff Mudd Article: http://blog.norml.org/2016/02/12/legalizing-marijuana-and-your-4th-amendment-protections/ The Fourth Amendment provides protections against unreasonable searches by law enforcement, but in many states where marijuana remains illegal, courts have consistently held that the smell of marijuana is sufficient probable cause to justify a warrantless search by law enforcement, or at least obtain a warrant without anything further.…

Police Body Cameras and Data Protection Standards in Maryland

April 7, 2016 5:38 pm Ashley Jacques 0
Police Body Cameras and Data Protection Standards in Maryland By: Farzaan Ijaz A recent article in the Baltimore Sun has brought attention to the substandard data privacy policies put into practice for police body cameras.[1] The recent call to an increase in the number of police body cameras circulated brings with it the issue of how to protect what will be massive amounts of data collected on citizens.…
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