Tag Archives: law enforcement


Posted 1 year ago in Crime Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
License Plate Readers Worry Privacy Advocates

Law enforcement as well as private security companies are using cameras to photograph license plates and are building a vast database of information about Americans – to the dismay of privacy advocates. Some states are even limiting their use, but the full extent of the how the readers will be used is not yet clear.   Smile: You’re on Candid Car Camera!  The American Civil Liberties Union wants to nip the potential for privacy abuses in the bud. The organization …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Cops Monitor Social Media for Clues, Crimes

Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media are transforming how cops and prosecutors do their jobs – and should make you think twice about your digital movements if you ever get in trouble with the law. Four out of five law enforcement officials said they use social media to help solve crimes, according to a new survey by information provider LexisNexis Risk Solutions (a Lawyers.com sister company). The survey found that federal, state and local-level agencies in both small …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Police Accessing Private Cell Phone Data at a Stunning Rate

Police agencies across the country requested over 1.3 million cell phone records in 2011, according to data provided to Congress by mobile companies. What the police can and can’t ask for without a warrant is still an evolving area of law. Carriers have special teams to handle all the police requests ACLU concerned about location tracking without a warrant Various laws and policies do protect user privacy   Gray Areas of the Law Cell phone data, especially GPS location tracking, …

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