Jun 232020
 June 23, 2020  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S., Workplace

Joseph J. Lazzarotti and Amy L Peck of Jackson Lewis write:

The Department of State (DOS) has been collecting (and maintaining) information on social media use from all visa applicants (immigrant and non-immigrant) since June 2019. The DOS’s collection and maintenance of this information is the subject of a lawsuit.


In December 2019, an organization of documentary filmmakers, along with Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute and the Brennan Centre for Justice, filed suit in federal court seeking an injunction and challenging this new “digital surveillance regime that enables the U.S. government to monitor visa applicants’ constitutionally protected speech and association not just at the time they apply for visas, but even after they enter the United States.”

Read more on Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report. 

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