Security v. Privacy can seem like a political abstraction -- until the data being strip-searched are yours. "It's asking a lot of people to care about every issue that actually they should care about, that does affect them," said Andrew Crocker, staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco. "I think a very unintended, but positive, consequence of this case is that the public had a chance to learn about this vulnerability. When the public learns about these things, it recognizes its interest in high-level policy or legal issues that might seem to be very abstract."

Friday, April 8, 2016
The Mercury News