Jan 102021
 January 10, 2021  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Emma Woollacott reports: After five years of legal wrangling, the UK High Court has ruled that the security and intelligence services cannot search the computers and phones of millions of people under a single ‘general warrant’. Quashing a decision by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), the court ruled that section [Read More…]

Jan 082021
 January 8, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Hayley Tsukayama and Marta Belcher  of EFF write: Today, EFF submitted comments to the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) opposing the agency’s proposal for new regulations of cryptocurrency transactions. As we explain in our comments, financial records can be deeply personal and revealing, containing a trove of sensitive [Read More…]

Jan 052021
 January 5, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Is there anyone who didn’t see this coming? Simon Sharwood reports: The Singapore government has decided to use data gathered by its TraceTogether COVID-19-coronavirus contact-tracing app in criminal investigations. The nation’s enthusiasm for re-use of the info was yesterday revealed in parliament, after Deputy Speaker of the Christopher De Souza [Read More…]

Jan 042021
 January 4, 2021  Posted by  Court, Govt, Surveillance

Boston – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the ACLU of Massachusetts will urge an appeals court on Tuesday to require warrants for the government to search electronic devices at U.S. airports and other ports of entry—ensuring that the Fourth Amendment protects travelers as [Read More…]