There are all manner of people, sites and services on the web that would rather not appear in your Google search results. If you’re a terrorist (who doesn’t want your identity or location disclosed while posting to updates on social media), a paedophile, a gun-runner, a drug dealer, a sex […]

Memex Search for Privacy on the Deep Dark Web

Defining governments’ exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction is fundamental in order to enforce laws and protect legal rights. International jurisdiction is often a matter of acquiesces as illustrated this April when Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said that her office had received ample reports of “crimes of […]

The Internet & Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

Even more than security, data ownership is one of the greatest challenges facing cloud adoption in today’s market. You may not realize it, but many companies — from Facebook to Amazon — store your stuff outside the U.S. Your stuff might be stored anywhere in the world. If you are […]

Cloud Data Ownership

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On June 12, 2105, France’s privacy watchdog called on Google to apply a European data protection ruling “The Right to be Forgotten,” to its global domains or face financial penalties. Europe’s top court last year that allowed anyone with connections to the region to request that links about themselves be […]

Right to be Forgotten

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The criminal justice system in the United States today is broken. The system and the public perception of it bears little relationship to what the Founding Fathers contemplated, what movies and television portray, or what the average American believes. There are generally two different public perceptions of the system based […]

“Criminal” Justice System

There is not much clarity about how “cybersecurity law” is actually defined. There are laws governing steps that potential or actual victims of Internet intrusions can take in response to potential or actual intrusions. The Wiretap Act, the Stored Communications Act, the Pen Register statute, and their state equivalents, relate […]

Cybersecurity Law Review

If use of the Patriot Act by NSA to justify domestic spying and mass data collection is illegal then mass data collection by local law enforcement agencies using the Stingray and other similar devices is also unconstitutional, unauthorized and illegal. A federal appeals court in New York ruled in May […]

Illegal Spying By Local Police

“The sun began to set – suddenly the sky turned blood red,” he wrote. “I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an endless scream passing through nature.” Edvard Munch Throughout history, numerous artists have battled mental illness, leading scientists to examine the link between creativity and mental […]

The dark side of creativity

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The Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act seeks to establish a legal framework that gives government agencies, commercial entities, and private citizens clear guidelines for when and how geolocation information can be accessed and used. The bill would create a process whereby government agencies can get a probable cause warrant to […]

GPS Surveillance Overview

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Federal arrest warrants were issued for eleven Chinese nationals last week, targeting clients of so-called “maternity tourism” businesses who had fled back to China after being ordered to stay in the U.S. as material witnesses. None of the the owners of the three maternity tourism operations raided in early March […]

Maternity tourists charged