Privacy in the News

Jan 11, 2007
Nicole A. Ozer

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ACLU of Northern CA

Privacy is definitely back on the National agenda. In case you missed some of these stories, here is a little run-down on recent activities in Washington.

House Passes 9/11 Bill With Privacy Provisions. 27B Stroke 6.

Privacy To Be Tone for New Senate Judiciary Committee. 27B Stroke 6.

Dem's Privacy Changes in 9/11 Bill Challenge Administration. 27B Stroke 6.

Senators pledge scrutiny of federal data mining. CNET.

Congress Urged to Update Privacy Act for Digital Age. Gigalaw.

About town

I will be speaking at my alma mater, Boalt Hall, on Thursday, January 18 at lunchtime for the fabulous student organization, ( If you are in Berkeley, come stop by!

I will also be presenting a paper, Rights "Chipped" Away: RFID and Identification Documents at an upcoming Stanford Law conference on Friday, January 26. The event is free. More information is below.

Beyond a Physical Conception of the Fourth Amendment:
Search and Seizure in the Digital Age

Stanford Law School
January 26th, 2007

  • Can the government search your computer without a warrant?
  • Can they obtain your personal information from your Internet service provider?
  • Is it constitutional for the cops to track your movements?

Hear what the experts have to say, and let them know your opinions, through our symposium: Beyond a Physical Conception of the Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure in the Digital Age. Top technology and privacy experts from across the country will argue about the Internet, criminal procedure, RFID, and the Constitution.

Best of all, you can participate! Five authors'drafts will appear on the symposium website for commenting before (and after) the live event. Read, respond, and be heard in the live discussion!

Where: Stanford Law School
When: Friday, January 26th, 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Admission: free, and open to everyone!

Sponsors: the Stanford Technology Law Review, Center for Internet and Society, and Criminal Justice Center

Registration: let us know your name and whether you're coming at!