Apr 232014
 

Mohammad Zahid was not the target of a joint military operation that came through his village in Khost Province in late February 2012.  However, that day the twenty-two year old man who claimed to be a student was arrested and eventually convicted in an Afghan court because his fingerprints reportedly matched those found on an [...]

Apr 232014
 

Tim Pugmire reports: The Minnesota Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill requiring police to obtain a warrant in order to track a person’s location by their cell phone or other electronic devices. The vote today was 56 -1. Under the bill, law enforcement must show probable cause of a crime. There’s also a requirement for [...]

Apr 232014
 

AFP reports: Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user’s bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by US cyber-snooping. The lower House of Deputies had passed the bill earlier, and late Tuesday the Senate gave it a green light. That [...]

Apr 152014
 

From the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, a follow-up on a concerning situation previously noted on this blog: Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian has released the findings of her Special Investigation into sensitive information about attempted suicides by Ontarians being shared with U.S. border officials.  The Report, “Crossing the Line: The [...]

Apr 152014
 

Jennifer Lynch writes: New documents released by the FBI show that the Bureau is well on its way toward its goal of a fully operational face recognition database by this summer. EFF received these records in response to our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information on Next Generation Identification (NGI)—the FBI’s massive biometric database that may hold [...]