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17
June
2019

Surveillance state advances?

The fast-moving development of artificial intelligence (“AI”) technologies offers much promise but also potentially peril. In particular, the multi-billion dollar industry of AI-driven video analytics is now infiltrating the surveillance camera s… Read More
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13
February
2017

Trump presidency triggers immediate legal and direct action

In a per curiam decision, State of Washington, et al. v. Trump, et al., a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently and unanimously affirmed a landmark ruling against the Trump Administration’s travel ban concerning people from certain n… Read More
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01
November
2016

Welcome to the surveillance state?!

The Center for Privacy & Technology at Georgetown University Law Center recently issued a report, “The Perpetual Line-Up,” which determined that half of the nation’s adults are in at least one facial-recognition database used by police or o… Read More
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14
July
2014

Escalating legal action against domestic surveillance

The ongoing revelations about spying on United States citizens here at home as well as on the nation’s key allies abroad have caused a political uproar that has triggered, for example, the abrupt expulsion of the Central Intelligence Agency(“CIA… Read More
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21
December
2013

Spymaster smack-down

In the wake of the attacks on September 11, 2001, President George Bush instituted perhaps the largest and most aggressive expansion ever of domestic surveillance. It is especially noteworthy, then, that one of his judicial appointments has issued an… Read More
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