Feb 172020
 
 February 17, 2020  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Govt

Natalia Drozdiak reports: For years, Facebook Inc. lobbied governments against imposing tough regulations, warning in some cases that they could harm the company’s business model. Now, it’s pleading for new rules for the good of its business. “If we don’t create standards that people feel are legitimate, they won’t trust institutions or technology,” Facebook’s [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…]