Catherine Crump is an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. She litigates cases on many issues, from challenges to invasive government surveillance programs, to protecting the right to engage in political protest, to suing police officers for excessive force. Current cases include constitutional challenges to the government’s authority to engage in suspicionless searches of laptops at the international border and to its assertion that it can track the location of cell phones without a warrant.
On Friday, the ACLU of Delaware filed a brief with the Delaware Supreme Court arguing that law enforcement agents should not be permitted to attach a GPS device to a car without getting a search warrant. Read more » about Another State Supreme Court Considers Warrantless GPS Tracking
When President Barack Obama responded to this summer's torrent of disclosures about the National Security Agency by commissioning a review board, some wondered whether waiting for the committee to report its findings would involve a lot of delay and not much in the way of progress. Read more » about The best week for privacy in a long time
Thanks to Edward Snowden we now understand that the NSA runs many dragnet surveillance programs, some of which target Americans. But a story yesterday from Washington, D.C. public radio station WAMU is a reminder that dragnet surveillance is not just a tool of the NSA—the local police use mass surveillance as well. Read more » about Mass Location Tracking: It’s Not Just For the NSA
""These are the types of decisions that should be made by judges," lawyer Catherine Crump argued Wednesday for the American Civil Liberties Union." Read more » about US appeals court weighs GPS tracking, warrants
""When this technology disseminates down to local government and local police, there are not the same accountability mechanisms in place. You can see incredible potential for abuses," American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Catherine Crump says." Read more » about Cellphone data spying: It's not just the NSA
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The article throws into stark relief the differences between the United States and Britain and why we should be grateful for the First Amendment. If the United States government were to coerce Internet service providers into installing filtering software by default, that would violate the Constitution." Read more » about Pornography, Children and Parents
"Catherine Crump, an ACLU lawyer, said Wednesday she was pleased to hear that the department has canceled the contract proposal but still worried about that it might be brought back to life at some point." Read more » about Government drops plan to collect license plate tracking info.
""Because of the sheer number of innocent people whose records are affected, we think it is important that law enforcement agents obtain a warrant based upon probable cause for this type of information in particular," ACLU staff attorney Catherine Crump argued." Read more » about Cell phone tracking technology outpacing public policy in Minnesota
CIS Non-Residential Fellow Catherine Crump will be presenting at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University. Read more » about The Fourth Amendment in the Era of Mass Dataveillance: A View From The Trenches
DARC is a multidisciplinary conference about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones—with an emphasis on civilian applications.
Attendees will take part in a far-ranging exploration of these technologies and see firsthand the latest advancements in aerial robotics. In addition to looking at the cultural impact, legal challenges, and business potential, we’ll also examine specific applications for drones including: agriculture, policing, wildlife conservation, weather, mapping, logistics, and more. Read more » about Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference