Aug 202011
 
 August 20, 2011  Surveillance

Joshua Emerson Smith writes:

Law enforcement efforts to obtain cell phone location data and Internet records have prompted privacy rights advocates to launch a nationwide investigation. This month, the American Civil Liberties Union of California filed Freedom of Information Act requests asking more than 50 police agencies to disclose the details of their digital surveillance activity.

“Part of the problem is that these surveillance technologies are shrouded in secrecy,” said Linda Lye, staff attorney with the ACLU of Northern California. “Technologies can be used for ill and for good, but the right to privacy means that we have a right to transparency and accountability. What we’re trying to do is explore the range of surveillance technology that law enforcement agencies are using.”

Read more on California Watch.

h/t, Huffington Post.

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