Blog Posts Tagged with "Supreme Court"

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Supreme Court Decision on GPS Surveillance Ripples

March 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision has been lauded as a landmark ruling and the FBI's own lawyer commented that it is perceived as a sea change within the FBI. And now its impact is starting to work its way through the judicial system as courts evaluate warrantless use of GPS devices...

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Managing Employee's Expectation of Privacy

February 02, 2012 Added by:Suzanne Widup

FDA whistleblowers allege their emails were monitored once they told Congress the agency was approving risky medical devices, violating their Constitutional rights. The FDA said that employees are warned they may be monitored, and should not have an expectation of privacy...

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Disappointing Ruling in Compelled Laptop Decryption Case

February 01, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A federal district court has handed down an unfortunate early ruling in a case. Prosecutors asked the court to force the defendant to either type an encryption passphrase into the laptop to decrypt the information or turn over a decrypted version of the data...

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Coalition Petitions Court on Domestic GPS Surveillance

October 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The government can use location information over time to learn where you go to church, what sort of doctors you go to, what meetings and activities you participate in, and much more. Police should not have blanket permission to install GPS devices and collect detailed information..."

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Supreme Court: Warrantless GPS Tracking and the 4th Amendment

September 12, 2011 Added by:Stephen Gantz

A recent New York Times article calls United States v. Jones "the most important 4th Amendment case in a decade" and invokes comparisons of the government's efforts to use comprehensive surveillance technologies to the "Big Brother" state described in George Orwell's 1984...

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Federal Judge Calls Geolocation Tracking Orwellian

August 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“While the government’s monitoring of our thoughts may be the archetypical Orwellian intrusion, the government’s surveillance of our movements over a considerable time period through new technologies... puts our country far closer to Oceania than our Constitution permits..."

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Feds Want Supreme Court to Allow Warrantless GPS Tracking

April 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The court of appeals’ decision seriously impedes the government’s use of GPS devices at the beginning of an investigation when officers are gathering evidence to establish probable cause and provides no guidance on the circumstances under which officers must obtain a warrant...

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Court Upholds Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices

April 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that electronic devices may be seized at the border, confiscated, searched, and even transported to a separate facility for forensic examination - all without need for a warrant demonstrating of due cause...

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Corporations Not Entitled to Personal Privacy Under FOIA

March 12, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

The Court's decision reversed a Court of Appeals’ holding that corporations could prevent the release of information subject to a FOIA request on the basis of an exemption that shields information that "could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy”...

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California Supreme Court Says Zip Codes are PII

February 24, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Thinking hard about how business and consumer interests can be harmonized by effective and privacy/security-friendly policies and practices? We thought so. Worried that zip codes might be treated as personal information in this country? Probably not. All that may be changing...

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Employee Privacy Enjoys Gains in the U.S.

January 22, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

2010 arguably was a breakout year for consumer privacy, but the year also brought about significant changes to employee privacy. Federal and state court decisions, state legislation and agency actions suggest that the U.S. may be moving towards a greater level of privacy protection for employees...

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Background Checks and Constitutional Privacy Rights

January 20, 2011 Added by:Stephen Gantz

Informational privacy seems like a good idea – wherefore the People have enacted laws at the federal level and in the states restricting the government’s collection and use of information. But it is up to the People to enact those laws, to shape them, and to repeal them...

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