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How Secure is Your Messenger and Is Encryption Enough?

December 25, 2018

Early in 2018, Facebook confirmed that the company scans chats from their messenger app with the alleged aim to scan for malware and other elicit

The Legality of Law Enforcement’s Access to Genetic Testing Profiles without a Court Order

November 20, 2018

Researchers in the last century have made huge strides in the biological sciences. From the discovery of the double helix of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in

Bitcoin’s Myth of Anonymity and the Rise of Other “Anonymous” Cryptocurrencies

May 16, 2018

Many cryptocurrencies tout their “anonymous” qualities and lure users with general promises of untraceable transactions. Users of cryptocurrencies seek anonymity, not necessarily because they want

Crash Course: Recent Proposals for Comprehensive Privacy Reform

April 24, 2018


Google searches for the term “privacy” reached new highs over the past month. The ascension of privacy issues in the national consciousness comes as

Up in the CLOUD: What the New Congressional Act Means for Data Security

April 6, 2018

Until this past week, Microsoft looked as though they would receive an unfavorable ruling from the Supreme Court. In 2013, the U.S. Justice Department issued

Can Electronic Surveillance Constitute a Search of Private Property Under the 4th Amendment? Gorsuch’s Comments Raise New Questions.

March 14, 2018

At oral argument in Carpenter v. United States, now awaiting final decision, Justice Gorsuch raised the possibility that individuals have a property

The Emerging Trend of Data Localization

March 1, 2018

Free flow of data across the globe has been a remarkable feature of the Internet. Innovations like cloud computing—spreading data across a host of servers

The Ethicality and Legality of Facial Recognition Technology

February 22, 2018

The advent of relatively effective and scalable facial recognition technology has prompted a spirited policy debate about the appropriateness of its use in law enforcement

Changing Privacy Laws in the Digital Age: Carpenter v. United States

November 28, 2017

In an age of ever-increasing reliance on digital technology, concerns about security and privacy have become increasingly relevant. When such technology has been used by

Is Your Smart Home Spying on You? Personal Data Issues with the Internet of Things

November 22, 2017

In the finale of the latest season of HBO’s Silicon Valley, a network of “smart” refrigerators were the unlikely heroes. In earlier episodes, the