Category «Civil Liberties»

Legal Research: Resources for Reviewing Employment Policies on Harassment

This timely guide by Genevieve Zook, reference & instructional services librarian at the U.W. Law Library, addresses the significant issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers are increasingly reviewing sexual harassment policies and procedures in their organizations, and Zook’s comprehensive guide is an actionable resource with which to effectively engage and implement positive change.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Education, Internet Resources, Legal Research, Online Legal Research Services, Reference Resources, Search Strategies

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues March 23, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Privacy. Yes, we’ll think about privacy, says FCC mulling cellphone location data overhaul; Are Health Apps Putting Your Privacy at Risk?; White House officials using personal accounts to do official work; and Michael Cohen warrants show how the FBI can unlock your phone and track your movements.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, Email, Email Security, Healthcare, Privacy, Search Engines

US takes tentative steps toward opening up government data

At the beginning of this year, President Trump signed into law the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act, requiring that nonsensitive government data be made available in machine-readable, open formats by default. As researchers who study data governance and cyber law [Anjanette Raymond, Beth Cate and Scott Shackelford] we are excited by the possibilities of the new act. But much effort is needed to fill in missing details – especially since these data can be used in unpredictable or unintended ways. The federal government would benefit from considering lessons learned from open government activities in other countries and at state and local levels.

Subjects: Big Data, Civil Liberties, Congress, Cyberlaw, Digital Archives, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research, Legislative, Privacy, Public Records

Using Google Maps costs more than you think.

Jason Voiovich’s article focuses on a subject of recent attention by Congress, privacy groups and journalists, both in the U.S. and abroad. Tech Giants distribute services and applications that are free, but nevertheless track and monitor your mobile activities – collecting, aggregating and monetizing information about many facets of your daily life. In this case, Voiovich discusses Google Maps with the understanding that his evaluation is applicable to many other services and companies – all of whom are providing you with their “services” at no “cost” until such time as you understand the price you are really paying to use them.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Internet Trends, Internet Use Policies, KM, Mobile Tech, Privacy, Search Engines, Technology Trends

Making a difference with data driven decision-making

Amanda L. Brown, Esq., Legal Technology Consultant, Louisiana Legal Aid Navigator Project, Louisiana Bar Foundation – shares her experience on how using technology is an effective way to bridge the justice gap, and supports this position by demonstrating how data-driven decisions are used to help shine a light on where the needs are to ensure that efforts are then appropriately channeled from the start.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Economy, Financial System, Government Resources, KM, Management, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues January 12 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. four highlights from this week: The Privacy Risks of Public Location (Meta)Data; Western companies send old servers full of sensitive info to foreign countries; NSA to release a free reverse engineering tool; and Protecting Consumers and Businesses from Fraudulent Robocalls.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Social Media

Death of Colleague, Ken Strutin, Author of LLRX Criminal Justice Guides for 13 years

Kennard (Ken) R. Strutin, lawyer, law librarian, Director of Legal Information Services for the New York State Defenders Association, professor, author, teacher, colleague, friend and respected leader in the effort to illuminate the struggles of incarcerated persons and to champion justice for them, died on November 30, 2018 after a brief illness – he was …

Subjects: Big Data, Civil Liberties, Criminal Law, Ethics, Government Resources, Human Rights, Legal Education, Legal Ethics, Legal Research

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues December 15 2018

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – four significant highlights of this week’s column: House Cmte Investigation Issues Scathing Report on Equifax Breach; How HTTPS Everywhere Keeps Protecting Users On An Increasingly Encrypted Web; CBP Officers Aren’t Deleting Data After Warrantless Device Searches, IG Says; and just in time for gift giving season, How to Stop Package Thieves!

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Congress, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Financial System, Legal Research, Privacy

The Government Must Now Obtain A Warrant To Compel Disclosure of Cell Phone Location Records

Attorney Charles Holster discusses the ramifications of the June 22, 2018 Supreme Court decision, Carpenter v. United States that held a warrant is required before a wireless telephone service provider may be compelled by a governmental entity to turn over its customer’s “historical” Cell Site Location Information.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Communications, Communications Law, Criminal Law, Legal Research, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues October 21 2018

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – four significant highlights of this week’s column: The Employer Surveillance State; How to Recover Google Contacts; How to delete your account with Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, and more; and last but certainly not least – ‘Do Not Track’ Privacy Tool Doesn’t Do Anything!

Subjects: Big Data, Civil Liberties, Congress, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, E-Government, Email, KM, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media, Spyware
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