Joe Cadillic reminds me that video from Cato’s recent conference on surveillance is available online. If you missed the conference, do check it out.
Because of HIPAA constraints, I can’t provide a lot of details, but when a teenaged patient was in my office with a parent, the teen complained that the parent had required the teen to download an app that enabled the parent to track the teen. “What do you think about parents tracking teens that way?” my patient asked me […]
Orin Kerr writes: Regular readers will recall the mosaic theory of the Fourth Amendmentintroduced by the DC Circuit in United States v. Maynard, by which law enforcement steps that aren’t searches in isolation can become searches when aggregated over time. For the most part, judges have been pretty skeptical of the mosaic theory. For example, in the […]
From EPIC.org: Beginning in 2015, many federal facilities will require a “Real ID” for entry where identification is required. Several states have opted out of the Real ID Act, a federal mandate to modify the design of state drivers licenses, raising questions about the ability of people in those states to access federal buildings and board commercial aircraft. EPIC, supported […]
A council that ordered covert surveillance on a sick employee must review its approach after an Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation. The ICO found the Council breached the Data Protection Act when it ordered the surveillance of an employee suspected of fraudulently claiming to be sick. From the undertaking, this summary of what happened: The Information […]
Andrej Sokolow reports: … the steady spread of sensors means more data is being accumulated all the time. Everything from blood pressure, to the time of day one typically leaves one’s house to a person’s standard bedtime to how many times one rolls over in bed – it’s all potentially captured by this new, personal technology. […]
Cyrus Farivar reports: A legal advocacy group has sued the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) and the City of San Diego in an attempt to force the release of public records relating to stingrays, also known as cell-site simulators. […] The First Amendment Coalition, based in San Rafael, just north of San Francisco, filed a state public records […]