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 February 20, 2020  Posted by  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

From EPIC.org: In response to EPIC’s Freedom on Information Act lawsuit, EPIC v. State, the State Department has provided EPIC with several agency agreements concerning State Department facial recognition program. The Consular Consolidated Database contains millions of images from visa and passport applicants, which other federal agencies are now accessing for purposes unrelated [Read More…]

Feb 192020
 February 19, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Liza Lin reports: China’s technology titans are deploying health-rating systems to help authorities track the movement of millions of Chinese who are preparing to resume work at factories and other businesses, adding a new and controversial tool in the country’s battle to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak. China’s official Xinhua News [Read More…]

Feb 172020
 February 17, 2020  Posted by  Court, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Orin Kerr writes: On Monday, March 3rd, a panel of the Ninth Circuit is going to hear argument in a case raising one of my favorite hypotheticals about cross-enforcement of the Fourth Amendment.  The relevant issue in the appeal, United States v. David Martinez, No. 18-10498, is this: Can a police officer [Read More…]

Feb 172020
 February 17, 2020  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Mike Maharrey writes: Last Tuesday, a Maryland House committee held a hearing on a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones without a warrant and prohibit police from sweeping up electronic communications. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Maryland, but [Read More…]