Nov 122019
 
 November 12, 2019  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

BOSTON—In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and other U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Alasaad v. McAleenan, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union [Read More…]

Nov 122019
 
 November 12, 2019  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today to obtain information that will shine a light on the agency’s use of Rapid DNA technology on migrant families at the border to verify biological parent-child relationships. In a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint filed today in [Read More…]

Nov 122019
 
 November 12, 2019  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

This opinion was issued earlier this month. Alaina Lancaster reported: A federal appellate court further ironed out the reach of the Fourth Amendment in today’s digital age, ruling the protection from unreasonable search and seizures does not apply to law enforcement’s use of wireless-tracking software through a third-party internet router. A [Read More…]