EPIC Sues To Force ICE To Release Mobile Hacking Tech Info

Law360 (April 10, 2018, 8:31 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in D.C. federal court Monday, seeking the release of records on the agency’s purchase and use of mobile surveillance technology that can scrape encrypted data from smartphones.

EPIC, a Washington-based nonprofit that focuses on privacy and civil liberty issues, said it had tried to get a range of information about ICE's contracts for the smartphone hacking technology and its use at the border under the Freedom of Information Act, but the agency had refused and failed to respond to an appeal.

“ICE’s data retrieval techniques for mobile devices pose significant...

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