Category Archives: Informational privacy

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

Posted in Informational privacy | Comments Off on WaPo: Is Uber’s rider database a sitting duck for hackers?

AK: The exclusionary rule does not apply in DL suspension proceedings, except where there is conduct shocking to the conscience

The exclusionary rule does not apply in drivers license suspension proceedings, except where there is conduct shocking to the conscience. Here, it’s not. Garibay v. State, Dept. of Administration, Division of Motor Vehicles, 2014 Alas. LEXIS 222 (November 28, 2014). … Continue reading

Posted in Due process, Exclusionary rule, Informational privacy, Reasonable expectation of privacy, Reasonable suspicion | Comments Off on AK: The exclusionary rule does not apply in DL suspension proceedings, except where there is conduct shocking to the conscience

WaPo: Every move you make, every step you take, something’s tracking you

WaPo: Every move you make, every step you take, something’s tracking you by Craig Timberg: It’s that time again. We’re on the move — feasting, sharing, shopping, giving thanks. And we are being tracked every step of the way. So … Continue reading

Posted in Informational privacy, Uncategorized | Comments Off on WaPo: Every move you make, every step you take, something’s tracking you

Your recently purchased used car might be tracking you

Arkansas Business: Car-Mart Uses GPS To Improve ‘Efficiency’ by Marty Cook:

Posted in GPS / Tracking Data, Informational privacy | Comments Off on Your recently purchased used car might be tracking you

E.D.Va.: Body cam showed consent

The officers’ body cams showed that defendant consented to the entry into his hotel room. Officers were walking by the room, not even looking for defendant, and they smelled marijuana. They determined it must be coming from defendant’s room, so … Continue reading

Posted in Consent, Informational privacy, Reasonable suspicion, Standing | Comments Off on E.D.Va.: Body cam showed consent

S.D.Cal.: An order to obtain historical cell site location information does not require probable cause

An order to obtain historical cell site location information does not require probable cause because it is a mere business record. Real time information does. United States v. Martinez, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153485 (S.D. Cal. October 28, 2014):

Posted in Cell phones, Informational privacy | Comments Off on S.D.Cal.: An order to obtain historical cell site location information does not require probable cause

NJLJ: AG Test Case Seeks Phone Records Without a Warrant

NJLJ: AG Test Case Seeks Phone Records Without a Warrant by Mary Pat Gallagher: The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, which in a memo leaked to the Law Journal in June said it was looking for a test case it … Continue reading

Posted in Informational privacy | Comments Off on NJLJ: AG Test Case Seeks Phone Records Without a Warrant

Wired: Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

Wired: Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records by G.W. Shultz: The database, which affects unknown numbers of people, contains phone records that at least five police agencies in southeast Virginia have been collecting since 2012 and sharing … Continue reading

Posted in Informational privacy | Comments Off on Wired: Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

FL: Real-time cell site location information is protected under Fourth Amendment

Real-time cell site location information is protected under Fourth Amendment. Tracey v. State, 2014 Fla. LEXIS 3072 (October 16, 2014). This is a fascinating opinion, and it’s the most sensitive review of the issue yet:

Posted in Cell phones, Informational privacy, Reasonable expectation of privacy, Trespass | Comments Off on FL: Real-time cell site location information is protected under Fourth Amendment

N.D.Ill.: Cell site location information was properly obtained by court order

Cell site location information was obtained by court order for defendants’ cell phones to connect them to robberies. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the location data stored by another and the Stored Communications Act was complied with. … Continue reading

Posted in Cell phones, Informational privacy | Comments Off on N.D.Ill.: Cell site location information was properly obtained by court order

WaPo: Volokh: Intelligence Squared debate: Mass collection of U.S. phone records violates the Fourth Amendment

WaPo: Volokh: Intelligence Squared debate: Mass collection of U.S. phone records violates the Fourth Amendment by Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz: Intelligence Squared presented an excellent debate last week at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia — “Resolved: Mass collection of U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Cell phones, FISA, Informational privacy | Comments Off on WaPo: Volokh: Intelligence Squared debate: Mass collection of U.S. phone records violates the Fourth Amendment

JD Supra: Privacy and Fourth Amendment Issues Among Legal Concerns for Law Enforcement Use of Body-Worn Cameras

JD Supra: Privacy and Fourth Amendment Issues Among Legal Concerns for Law Enforcement Use of Body-Worn Cameras byGary Schons: While there are many considerations for police departments interested in using body-worn cameras in the field, including policy issues and deployment … Continue reading

Posted in Informational privacy, Reasonable expectation of privacy | Comments Off on JD Supra: Privacy and Fourth Amendment Issues Among Legal Concerns for Law Enforcement Use of Body-Worn Cameras