Category Archives: Informational privacy

EFF: New York City Home-Sharing Ordinance Could Create Privacy Nightmare

EFF: New York City Home-Sharing Ordinance Could Create Privacy Nightmare by Rebecca Jeschke: Many cities across the country are struggling with issues surrounding short-term vacation rentals and how they affect the availability and price of housing for local residents. However, … Continue reading

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NC: While watching a house just before SW execution in a drug case, transfer of boxes between cars was RS for visitor’s car

Reasonable suspicion here came from the fact that defendant transferred boxes from the vehicle of a target of a search warrant to his own while officers were watching, warrant in hand. His driving wasn’t evasive, and he likely didn’t even … Continue reading

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BLT & NYT: Feds Reveal New Details About Secret Database of Phone Records

BLT: Feds Reveal New Details About Secret Database of Phone Records by Zoe Tillman: The U.S. Department of Justice, forced by a judge to reveal information about a secret law enforcement database of phone records, on Thursday disclosed new details … Continue reading

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City AM: Uber has five out of six bases in New York City suspended after failing to hand over trip records

City AM: Uber has five out of six bases in New York City suspended after failing to hand over trip records by Guy Bentley: New York City has suspended the majority of Uber bases after the taxi app company refused … Continue reading

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TechDirt: Court Asked Why There’s No Expectation Of Privacy In Cell Location Data, But An Expectation Of Privacy In The Cellphone Itself

TechDirt: Court Asked Why There’s No Expectation Of Privacy In Cell Location Data, But An Expectation Of Privacy In The Cellphone Itself by Tim Cushing: from the warrants-warranted dept

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WaPo: Volokh Conspiracy: Los Angeles v. Patel and the constitutional structure of judicial review

WaPo: Volokh Conspiracy: Los Angeles v. Patel and the constitutional structure of judicial review by Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz: On March 3, at 10 a.m., the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Los Angeles v. Patel, a fascinating case about the … Continue reading

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NYLJ: Does ‘Riley’ Portend the Demise of the Third Party Doctrine?

NYLJ: Does ‘Riley’ Portend the Demise of the Third Party Doctrine? by Peter A. Crusco: In his Cyber Crime column, Peter A. Crusco, executive assistant district attorney, investigations division, Office of the Queens County District Attorney, addresses ‘Riley’ and its … Continue reading

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Local police and private license plate reader data goes into a private database to locate you nationwide

Remember your local police license plate readers? The private National Vehicle Location Service (NVLS) gathers that information from them and private sources, and then law enforcement can get it from everywhere in the country to prove where your car was. … Continue reading

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TechDirt: Google Files Legal Challenge To Attorney General Jim Hood’s Subpoenas

TechDirt: Google Files Legal Challenge To Attorney General Jim Hood’s Subpoenas: from the well,-well dept This story sure escalated in a hurry. Following all the news of the MPAA’s tight relationship with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, Google has made … Continue reading

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TechDirt: DOJ Leans On Old Laws And Even Older Cases To Argue Against Privacy Expectations In Cell Site Location Data

TechDirt: DOJ Leans On Old Laws And Even Older Cases To Argue Against Privacy Expectations In Cell Site Location Data by Tim Cushing: from the it’s-1979-all-over-again! dept Last month, AT&T entered an amicus brief in the US v. Quartavious Davis … Continue reading

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Cal.1: Taking DNA from an arrestee violates the California Constitution; Maryland v. King distinguished

California’s Constitution and DNA statute is different than Maryland’s in Maryland v. King so taking DNA from an arrestee is unconstitutional. People v. Buza, 2014 Cal. App. LEXIS 1100 (1st Dist. December 3, 2014):

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WaPo: Is Uber’s rider database a sitting duck for hackers?

WaPo: Is Uber’s rider database a sitting duck for hackers? by Craig Timberg: Imagine for a second that your job is to gather intelligence on government officials in Washington, or financiers in London, or entrepreneurs in San Francisco. Imagine further … Continue reading

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