Apr 272017
 April 27, 2017  Healthcare, Laws 1 Response »

I’ve occasionally noted my opposition to putting tin stars on doctors by requiring us to report things that we might otherwise keep confidential. Now Joe Cadillic notes another one of those problematic laws: I’m having trouble describing Oregon’s disturbing statutes and how two courts made excuses to allow law enforcement [Read More…]

Apr 262017
 April 26, 2017  Laws, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

Mike Maharrey writes: Yesterday, a Michigan House committee unanimously passed a resolution that would put before voters a state constitutional amendment to protect electronic communications and data from the prying eyes of state and local law enforcement. The amendment would also effectively block a small but intrusive practical effect of [Read More…]

Apr 252017

Mike Maharrey writes: … Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Arizona, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Sen. [Read More…]