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Here’s how cops can protect themselves, their families and take back their privacy
A woman whose rape kit DNA was used by San Francisco police to arrest her for an unrelated property crime is now planning to sue the city
When processing applicant background investigations, law enforcement agencies may need to adhere to CJIS standards and other regulations to ensure compliance with privacy, security and recordkeeping legal requirements
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The lawsuit comes after Google announced its decision to end geofence warrants in December
“I think we’re going to be able to rescue more children and human trafficking victims that we wouldn’t normally know about,” Capt. Peschong said
Geofence warrants, while beneficial in solving cold cases, faced controversy due to privacy concerns, as the warrants collected data from anyone near a crime scene
“I’m going to be steadfast in making sure our policies provide the safeguards to protect your privacy as well as mine,” Superintendent Anne Kirkpatrick said. “As well as every member of this police department”
The network will switch from analog to digital, making it inaccessible to the public and press
The state is introducing anti-stalking legislation after reports of people using AirTags as tracking devices
The police department’s crime lab stopped the practice shortly after receiving a complaint from the district attorney’s office
Renewed calls for regulation come as suburban police departments expand camera use to combat rising crime
Officers’ private information was published online despite attempts to hide their names with tape
Google reports that geofence warrant requests jumped 1,500% from 2017 to 2018, and another 500% last year
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Civil-liberties advocates called the new law an important advance
A coalition of police departments had sought the lockdown to avoid releasing footage they said could infringe privacy
A policy to release all footage could mean footage of the inside of a person’s home or a hospital would be available
Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device
What’s reasonable and unreasonable when it comes to cell phone searches and privacy is often the sticky wicket cops find themselves in — enter the Supreme Court