The day before President Obama signed a 4-year extension of three key Patriot Act provisions (New York Times), several Democratic Senators expressed concern over the Justice Department's interpretation of the Act (New York Times). During debate on the Act's reauthorization, Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat,
After a six-year absence, the Portland, OR, police department has voted for a limited return to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (New York Times). A partnership of federal, state, and local authorities established by the Department of Justice in 2002 to coordinate anti-terrorism investigations, the
CNN reports that on April 12, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and John Kerry (D-MA) introduced legislation that would create a "Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights" in the United States. Link to Text of the Bill.
The crux of the legislation forces internet companies like Google, Facebook,
Google recently settled with the Federal Trade Commission over charges of “deceptive privacy practices” relating to its controversial social networking “Buzz” feature. The settlement between Google and the F.T.C.—first of its kind—requires Google to initiate a “privacy program” under which it must submit to regular
Harvard CRCL will be liveblogging from the Ames Moot Court Semifinals on Tuesday, March 22nd and Wednesday, March 23rd at 6pm. This year we are featuring guest-blogging by Jason Harrow and Phil Mayor, oralists from the 2010 winning Ames team. Tuesday's results:
Tuesday, March 22nd
The Clarence Earl
Earlier this week, the editorial board of the NY Times reviewed Federal Communications Commission v. AT&T, a case currently before the Supreme Court which will decide to what extent (if any) corporations possess Constitutionally-protected privacy rights.
The case deals with whether AT&T can prevent the F.C.C.
This comic is part of a collection of comedic takes on airport security accompanying MSNBC's announcement of new scanners to be used by the Transportation Security Administration. Unfortunately, for many people affected by the Agency's policies, the procedures TSA has used recently are not
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court voided multiple foreclosures by US Bancorp and Wells Fargo, holding that because the banks presented no evidence that the mortgages were assigned to them during the securitization process, they did not hold title to the properties and
By Daniel Nazar
As a nation, America lacks strong privacy protections. While we live in a country proud of its constitutionally guaranteed rights, it wasn't clear until the 2003 Lawrence decision that privacy was protected enough to prevent states from criminalizing some forms of consensual sex
On Wednesday, I attended an event here at HLS with William Thaddeus Coleman Jr. I was fortunate enough to be in charge of book sales for his memoir after the event and was able to sit next to Mr. Coleman for the better part of