Oct 172017

Rainey Reitman writes: A key legal linchpin for the National Security Agency’s vast Internet surveillance program is scheduled to disappear in under 90 days. Section 702 of FISA—enacted in 2008 with little public awareness about the scope and power of the NSA’s surveillance of the Internet—supposedly directs the NSA’s powerful [Read More…]

Sep 292017
 September 29, 2017  Laws, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

Adam Schwartz writes: EFF sent California Gov. Jerry Brown a letter urging him to sign S.B. 31. This bill, authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara, would prevent state and local government in California from assisting the federal government in creating a registry based on religious belief, national origin, or ethnicity. All [Read More…]

Sep 222017
 September 22, 2017  Business, Laws, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

Robert Channick reports: Groundbreaking Illinois legislation meant to protect mobile phone users from having their location information trafficked by companies without their permission is going nowhere, at least for now. Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the proposed Geolocation Privacy Protection Act on Friday, leaving it to the legislature to consider a [Read More…]

Sep 152017
 September 15, 2017  Laws Comments Off on That Awkward Moment When Your Twin Brother Is A U.S. Citizen At Birth, But You’re Not

Ellen Trachman has a story on Above the Law that is one of those cases that  should become material for a law course. As I read it, I found myself very uncomfortable at the invasion of what should be the couple’s privacy and how we define “family.” Of course, President [Read More…]