From the FTC: Hiring decisions are among the most important choices for any employer, but the process can be complex. For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have co-published two short guides on employment background checks that explain the rights and responsibilities of the people on [...]
Jack Bouboushian reports: The National Security Agency cannot destroy telephone-metadata records since they are evidence in civil litigation, a federal judge ruled Monday, though the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court said Friday that the government could not hold onto such records for more than five years. Read more about the rulings on Courthouse News.
Noa Yachot of the ACLU reminds us all about an event today: In his first conversation in front of an audience since his disclosures began making global headlines last year, Edward Snowden will appear via live video next Monday at SXSW Interactive, the festival that brings together tens of thousands of technology professionals and enthusiasts [...]
Kristan T. Harris reports: The city of Milwaukee will be giving away 2,000 security cameras to south side businesses. A grant has been provided to the city and they are eager to get started. Is this a violation of our constitutional 4th amendment right? These cameras will come with facial recognition and subsequently will track your behaviors. They [...]
From EPIC: EPIC, joined by twenty-four technical experts and legal scholars, has filed a “friend of the court” brief in a Supreme Court case concerning the warrantless search of a cell phone. In Riley v. California, the Court will determine whether the search of a phone following an arrest violates the Fourth Amendment if no warrant is obtained. [...]
A federal judge with a secret court has refused the Obama administration’s request to extend storage of classified National Security Agency telephone surveillance data beyond the current five-year limit. The Justice Department had argued several pending lawsuits over the bulk data collection program require it to preserve the records for a longer period of time. [...]
Space Coast Daily reports: The House Regulatory Affairs Committee today unanimously passed the Keeping I.D. Safe (K.I.D.S.) Act, a priority of Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam to keep Florida’s children safe from identity theft. More than 50,000 children in Florida become victims of identity theft every year and more than $100,000 million is stolen every [...]