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Senate examines facial recognition technology

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 3 2012

On July 18, 2012, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, held a hearing titled “What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties” to consider the implications of facial recognition technology in law enforcement and civil applications

U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Jones

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

In United States v. Jones, a Fourth Amendment case pertaining to government surveillance, the U.S. Supreme Court on January 23, 2012, held that the government’s installation of a GPS tracking device on a vehicle without the appropriate warrant, and the government’s use of that device to monitor that vehicle’s movement, constituted a search

House Armed Services Subcommittee convenes hearing on cybersecurity

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2011

The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities ("Subcommittee") convened its first hearing of the 112th Congress on February 11, 2011, to examine the role of the Department of Defense ("DoD") in cyberspace

White House announces launch of Subcommittee on Privacy & Internet Policy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

On October 24, 2010, the White House announced the launch of the Subcommittee on Privacy & Internet Policy

Office of Management and Budget changes guidance on cookie use by government agencies

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2010

For the past ten years, the federal government, through the Office of Management and Budget's ("OMB") June 22, 2000 Memorandum on Privacy Policies and Data Collection on Federal Web Sites, effectively prohibited federal government sites from using cookies to collect data from visitors

Legislative update

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 17 2009

Congress recently returned from recess to address a host of issues