Choose Privacy Week 2013: Warrantless Wiretapping Under the FISA Amendments Act

This is the last in a series of guest commentaries written in observance of Choose Privacy Week by noted privacy experts and advocates. Today’s post is written by Mitra Ebadolahi, counsel with the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties and the former Nadine Strossen Fellow with the ACLU’s National Security Project Warrantless Wiretapping Under the FISA Amendments Act Imagine you are a human rights researcher trying to locate and...

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Choose Privacy Week 2013: Tell TSA to Unplug and Box Up Nude Body Scanners

This penultimate guest post by  Khaliah Barnes, Adminstrative Counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center,  is both a call for action and a reminder that privacy invasions are not limited to our online lives or personal data. Tell TSA to Unplug and Box Up Nude Body Scanners As Choose Privacy Week 2013 comes to a close,  the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) would like to remind individuals of the unique opportunity to...

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Choose Privacy Week 2013: Does Access for Everyone = Privacy for Everyone?

This is the fifth in a series of guest commentaries written in observance of Choose Privacy Week by noted privacy experts and advocates. Today’s post is written by author and library consultant Joyce McIntosh, former Outreach and Assistive Technology Librarian at Elmhurst Public Library.  Does Access for Everyone = Privacy for Everyone? A colleague recently asked me if I’d experienced any situations with patrons, either home bound or...

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Choose Privacy Week 2013 – A Dictatorship of Data Banks

This is the fourth in a series of guest commentaries written in observance of Choose Privacy Week by noted privacy experts and advocates. Today’s post is written by Rachel Levinson Waldman, Counsel for Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School.  A Dictatorship of Data Banks In 1974, privacy expert Arthur Miller warned the Senate about the dangers of indiscriminate government...

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CPW 2013: When FERPA Fails to Make the Grade, States Ratchet up Student Privacy Laws

This is the third in a series of guest commentaries written in observance of Choose Privacy Week by noted privacy experts and advocates. Today’s post is written by Khaliah Barnes, administrative law counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).  When FERPA Fails to Make the Grade, States Ratchet up Student Privacy Laws Students are currently subject to more forms of tracking and monitoring than ever before, including...

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