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  • March 28, 2017

    DOJ Terrorism Monitoring Program Upheld By Calif. Judge

    The U.S. Department of Justice crossed the rights T’s in establishing a lower-than-“reasonable suspicion” standard under which local law enforcement submits reports of potential terrorist activity, a California federal judge said Monday in tossing a lawsuit challenging the collection program as profiling.

  • March 27, 2017

    Mayweather Gets Privacy Claims KO'd In Row With Ex-Fiancee

    A California appeals court trimmed defamation and false light portrayal claims from a suit brought against Floyd Mayweather Jr. by the boxer’s ex-fiancee, finding the aspiring model’s celebrity prevented her from claiming that his posts about her abortion on social media and discussion of her plastic surgery on the radio violated her privacy.

  • March 27, 2017

    Honda, Flybe Face UK Fines For Unsolicited Marketing Emails

    The U.K.'s data protection authority has hit the European arm of Honda Motor Co. and regional airline Flybe with a total of £83,000 ($104,000) in fines for allegedly blasting customers with marketing emails without their consent, the regulator said Monday. 

  • March 27, 2017

    Privacy Group Denied CBP Passenger Screening Info

    A District of Columbia judge on Friday rejected a consumer rights group’s bid to force U.S. Customs and Border Protection to reveal more details on a controversial passenger screening program that uses algorithms to vet travelers the U.S. might view as security risks.

  • March 27, 2017

    Nonprofit Sues Over Docs On Device Searches At US Border

    A First Amendment protections nonprofit based out of New York’s Columbia University filed a lawsuit Monday asking a D.C. federal court to force the U.S. government’s border patrol agencies to turn over requested documents about how many electronic devices they search or confiscate at the country’s borders.

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