Oct 252014
 

Cindy Cohn and Andrew Crocker write: Today EFF filed our latest brief in Jewel v. NSA, our longstanding case on behalf of AT&T customers aimed at ending the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans’ communications. The brief specifically argues that the Fourth Amendment is violated when the government taps into the Internet backbone at places like [...]

Oct 242014
 

Sheri Qualters reports: A federal appellate court ruled Thursday that self-service movie kiosk company Redbox did not violate the Video Privacy Protection Act by giving an outside customer-service vendor access to its customer database. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed Northern District of Illinois Judge Matthew Kennelly’s August 2013 summary judgment [...]

Oct 222014
 

The following press release was issued on Monday: Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is taking action against a telemarketer accused of calling Hoosiers registered on the state’s Do Not Call list and making illegal robocalls. A lawsuit has been filed against Peter Tolman of California, doing business as Leads Direct Marketing, for placing calls to [...]

Oct 222014
 

Melissa Santos reports: A court hearing Thursday will pit Washington state’s Public Records Act against the free speech and privacy protections laid out in the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Leighton could decide whether to allow Pierce County to release the business licenses of workers at a Parkland strip club — an action [...]

Oct 212014
 

Mike Scarcella reports: Veteran appellate lawyer H. Thomas Byron III will defend the government’s bulk collection of phone records next month at argument in a Washington federal appeals court, according to court papers filed Monday. Byron has long argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and other federal appellate courts, on [...]

Oct 212014
 

Dr. Laura Finley writes: As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take care that no one surreptitiously takes a photo of our nether regions. It would seem that if there is any such thing [...]