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Police Departments Turning to Body-Mounted Cameras

As a regular presenter on use of force tactics to law enforcement academies, I am often asked why all law enforcement agencies have not implemented body-mounted cameras for all uniformed officers. The simple answer is that...more

A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops  [Video]

Sept. 3, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Scott is all for putting personal cameras on police officers will help curb abuse, but expectations, he says, should be tempered....more

School Speed Zone Cameras on Long Island

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed the installation of speed monitoring cameras in Long Island school zones to deter speeding and as an added source of revenue for Nassau and Suffolk counties. The proposed pilot program would...more

Playing NSA at the Job Site. Just Less Sneakily

The U.S. National Security Agency (“NSA”) has been getting a lot of bad press lately. From backdoor hacking into Google and Yahoo to the mass data collection program known as PRISM to spying on gaming platforms such as Second...more

Feuding Over Rear-Camera Requirements for New Cars? Should They Be Required or Recommended?

Conflict is brewing over rear-view cameras on new vehicles. Although many safety advocates want rear view cameras required on all new vehicles, the federal government’s stance on the issue is to merely recommend that...more

FTC Announces First “Internet Of Things” Settlement

On September 4, the FTC announced its first action against a marketer of an everyday product with interconnectivity to the Internet and other mobile devices – what the FTC refers to as the “Internet of Things.” The company,...more

Internet Peeping Toms and The Internet of Things Face New Hurdles: FTC Settles with TRENDnet, Inc.

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently entered into a settlement agreement with TRENDnet, Inc., a company that sells Internet Protocol (“IP”) cameras that allow customers to monitor their homes remotely over the...more

Peering Into the Future: Google Glass and the Law

What Is Google Glass? - As most Socially Aware readers know, Google Glass (“Glass”) is a form of wearable technology that gives its users hands-free access to a variety of smartphone features by attaching a highly...more

Google Glass – Get Ahead of the Employment Law Issues It Will Cause

Google Glass, at its base, is an eyeglass frame with a camera and display built into the temple. The user operates it with finger swipes, head movements and voice commands. The camera records the user’s first-person...more

Context, Content And Privacy In Warrantless Searches Of Cell Phone And Cameras

Context and content matters to the assessment of reasonable expectations of privacy in criminal law matters. Recently, in R. v. B. (C.), 2013 CarswellOnt 3851 (SCJ), P. Smith J. considered the constitutionality of a...more

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