Privacy

A police chief, city attorney and sheriff’s office enforcement major are entitled to qualified immunity on invasion of privacy claims relating to the release of redacted reports, the Eighth Circuit ruled. The reports pertained to an investigation into sexual misconduct by Josh Duggar, one of the stars of the television show “19 Kids and Counting.”

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California Defense Attorney Sues DA Office for Wrongful Arrest in Murder Case

Modesto defense attorney Frank Carson, acquitted of an alleged murder-for-hire plot in the 2012 death of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman, filed a federal lawsuit against several law enforcement officials, claiming they lied to procure an arrest warrant, withheld evidence of his innocence and forced confessions in order to frame him for murder and destroy his reputation.

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Covid-19 Test Data Shared With Law Enforcement

Public health officials in at least two-thirds of U.S. states are sharing the addresses of people who have the coronavirus with first responders. Supporters say the measure is designed to protect those on the front line, but it’s sparked concerns of profiling in minority communities already mistrustful of law enforcement.

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Vast Horde of License Plate Photos Slammed by California Auditor

Solidifying concerns raised by civil liberty groups, California’s state auditor said Thursday that law enforcement agencies have flouted privacy laws meant to ensure that information captured by automated license plate cameras isn’t abused and safeguarded from hackers.

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Surveillance State

A federal class action claims that Clearview AI violated civil rights and privacy by creating a “massive surveillance state” by scraping faces from websites and selling the data to law enforcement and other agencies.A federal class action claims that Clearview AI violated civil rights and privacy by creating a “massive surveillance state” by scraping faces from websites and selling the data to law enforcement and other agencies.

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