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Proposal to Expand Mandatory DNA Collection in Virginia Raises Serious Privacy and Due Process Concerns

Expansion of the state database would violate Virginians’ privacy and could lead to false convictions and ethnic bias.

By Bill Farrar
January 8, 2018

Trump’s FCC Nukes Network Neutrality: What Happens Now?

If you like flying coach, you’ll love the FCC’s new internet.

By Jay Stanley
December 14, 2017

A Bill to Warn Students About Predatory Colleges Without Violating Their Privacy

The approach would utilize an emerging technology that analyzes students’ sensitive data without creating a massive database.

By Chad Marlow
December 12, 2017

Trump’s New Cybersecurity Rules Are Better Than Obama’s

The government released an updated process on disclosing software vulnerabilities. Its efficacy remains to be seen.

By Jennifer Stisa Granick
November 27, 2017

Should We Reassess Police Body Cameras Based on Latest Study?

DC study finds that the deterrent effect of body cameras on officers is minimal.

By Chad Marlow, Jay Stanley
November 20, 2017

European Court Ruling Could Recognize Mass Surveillance Violates Human Rights

Last week, we argued against the U.K.’s dragnet spying practices before the top European human rights court.

By Ailidh Callander, Scarlet Kim
November 14, 2017

A Look at the High-Tech Gadgets Being Marketed to Police

A dispatch from the expo at the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention.

By Jay Stanley
October 27, 2017

Gun-Mounted Cameras for Police: What Should We Think?

In a shooting it would be better to have gun-camera video than not, but such cameras have shortcomings.

By Jay Stanley
October 16, 2017

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