Facial recognition software has recently attracted scrutiny for its adoption by some police departments across the United States. Very few U.S. states and localities have laws to adequately protect against abuse of the technology.
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The Supreme Court’s landmark Fourth Amendment decision in Carpenter could impose new limits on aerial surveillance.
The German Constitutional Court ruled that German espionage activity must conform to the country’s constitution, even if conducted overseas on non-German citizens. What’s in the ruling?
With the right safeguards, aggressive disease surveillance is likely permissible under the Fourth Amendment.
To contain the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. should look to the cell-phone tracking employed by countries like Singapore and South Korea.
Determining whether surveillance will help combat the virus requires understanding how the coronavirus spreads and how cellphone tracking works.
In this moment of true national emergency, how does the public know whether new surveillance programs are necessary?
How will the coronavirus outbreak affect government surveillance law? While even the precise short-term effects are hazy, we can already see signs of a permanent and far-reaching expansion of the surveillance state.
On March 14, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a plan to employ advanced digital monitoring tools, mainly used for counterterrorism purposes, to track carriers of the coronavirus and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
A new study produced by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) found that the NSA's program analyzing call detail records yielded only a single significant investigation between 2015 and 2019.