Oct 152021
 October 15, 2021  Posted by  Court, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert write: Three recent district court decisions exemplify how courts have struggled with the Fourth Amendment questions raised by the intrusive nature of cellphone searches. Cellphones present Fifth Amendment problems too, as discussed in our June 9, 2021, article, “Hey SIRI, Does the Fifth [Read More…]

Oct 132021
 October 13, 2021  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Lisa Peets, Marty Hansen, Sam Jungyun Choi, Marianna Drake, and Jiayen Ong of Covington and Burling write: On 6 October 2021, the European Parliament (“EP”) voted in favor of a resolution banning the use of facial recognition technology (“FRT”) by law enforcement in public spaces. The resolution forms part of a non-legislative report on [Read More…]

Oct 112021
 October 11, 2021  Posted by  Healthcare, Laws, U.S.

Libbie Canter and Rebecca Yergin of Covington and Burling write: [On] October 1, the Protecting DNA Privacy Act (HB 833), a new genetic privacy law, went into effect in the state of Florida establishing four new crimes related to the unlawful use of another person’s DNA.  While the criminal penalties [Read More…]