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For Second Time in 2 Days, Federal Court Upholds Constitutional Rights at the Border

A federal judge ruled that a case on behalf of 11 plaintiffs whose devices were searched at the border could proceed.

By Nathan Freed Wessler, Esha Bhandari, Hugh Handeyside
May 10, 2018

Another Federal Court Rules the Fourth Amendment Applies at the Border

A federal appeals court ruled border agents cannot search travelers’ devices without individualized suspicion.

By Nathan Freed Wessler, Esha Bhandari
May 9, 2018

Virginia Supreme Court Sees Through Police Claim That License Plate Data Isn’t ‘Personal’

The ACLU won a case today before the Virginia Supreme Court on whether police can engage in dragnet license plate spying.

By Jay Stanley
April 26, 2018

Why YouTube Shouldn’t Over-Rely on Artificial Intelligence to Police Its Platform

A new report from YouTube boasts that machines helped it take down more than 8 million videos. It also raises red flags.

By Jacob J. Hutt
April 26, 2018

A Company Announces Its Intent to Create World’s Newest Privacy Nightmare

An ambitious effort to create a service that will provide a live satellite video feed of any spot on earth.

By Jay Stanley
April 23, 2018

A Looming Implication of Face Recognition: Private Photo Blacklists

A company is creating its own database of photos of allegedly dangerous people. Where will this go?

By Jay Stanley
April 16, 2018

The Landmark European Law That Could Change Facebook and Improve Privacy in America

A new EU law will help protect Americans’ privacy. But Congress needs to create a set of baseline protections of our own.

By Neema Singh Guliani, Jay Stanley
April 12, 2018

Minneapolis’s Body Camera Policy Will Have ‘Teeth’ When Police Enforce It

A written body camera policy is only as good as the police department’s will to enforce it.

By Teresa Nelson
April 10, 2018

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