As law enforcement acquires new technologies for surveillance in criminal investigations, the threat of unprecedented governmental access and intrusion into clients’ digital lives grows exponentially. EFF aims to arm criminal defense attorneys with the information and tools they need to rein in state invasion into their clients’ digital privacy.
Stephanie Lacambra, EFF’s Criminal Defense Staff Attorney, has compiled helpful resources and prepared a series of informational one-pager summaries and slide presentations on burgeoning technologies used in the criminal justice system. Feel free to cut and paste the materials below for use in your own presentations.
EFF is always looking for opportunities to support criminal defense attorneys with cases where issues related to these technologies arise. If you have a case in which you would be interested in amicus support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie@eff.org. Please provide the case name, number, jurisdiction, stage of the proceedings, and any pending deadlines for amicus filing.
- Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR)
- Body-Worn Cameras (BWC)
- Cell Site Location Tracking (CSLI)
- Cell-Site Simulators (CSS)
- Digital Searches (DS)
- Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- Face Recognition (FR)
- Law Enforcement Hacking & Malware/Network Investigative Techniques (GM/NIT)
- Predictive Policing (PP)