The Chicago Police Department has spent millions on high-tech spying equipment, including cell-phone tracking technology, but is extremely secretive about its use.
On the two-year anniversary of the publication of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR), the National Lawyers Guild is one of 40 organizations urging Washington to protect privacy rights in the digital age.
On the two-year anniversary of the publication of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, the National Lawyers Guild is one of 40 organizations urging Washington to protect privacy rights in the digital age.
It is at once revealing and disturbing that the American retailing company Target can learn of a teenager’s pregnancy before the family she lives with does. An angry father near Minneapolis found this out firsthand, as reported in the New York Times, revealing a modern-day quandary: Communications and information technology have advanced with such speed that privacy safeguards lag far behind.
Last week was a busy one for civil liberties in Congress. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was passed in Senate, and an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
We’re going to have a little chat,” the plain-clothed officer said to Susan Barney as he fastened handcuffs around her wrists and led her from the cell at the Boston police station, where she was being held with three other political activists. It was January 2009, and they had been arrested after refusing to move from the lobby of the building that houses the Israeli consulate while taking part in a “die-in” to protest Israel’s invasion of Gaza.