A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops
While there are many considerations for police departments interested in using body-worn cameras in the field, including policy issues and deployment procedures, there are some legal — and somewhat controversial — hurdles...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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 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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