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Criminal Defense Resources

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 info@eff.org or Stephanie@eff.org. Please provide the case name, number, jurisdiction, stage of the proceedings, and any pending deadlines for amicus filing.

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Cell-Site Simulators

CSS One-pager: Cell-Site Simulators - A Guide for Criminal Defense Attorneys [Download .pdf]

CSS PPT Presentation: Cell-Site Simulators [Download .pdf][Download .pptx]

Cell Site Location Information

CSLI One-pager: Cell Site Location Information/Cell Phone Location Tracking - A Guide for Criminal Defense Attorneys [Download .pdf]

Automated License Plate Readers

ALPR One-pager: Automated License Plate Readers - A Guide for Criminal Defense Attorneys [Download .pdf]

ALPR PPT Presentation: Automated License Plate Readers [Download .pdf][Download .pptx]

Face Recognition

FR One-pager: Facial Recognition - A Guide for Criminal Defense Attorneys [Download .pdf]

FR PPT Presentation: Face Recognition [Download .pdf] [Download .pptx

Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Drones One-pager: Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - A Guide for Criminal Defense Attorneys [Download .pdf]

Law Enforcement Malware/Network Investigative Techniques

GM One-pager: Government Hacking & Malware - A Guide for Criminal Defense Attorneys [Download .pdf]

GM PPT Presentation: Government Hacking & Malware [Download .pdf] [Download .pptx]

Body-Worn Cameras

BWC One-pager: Body-Worn Cameras - A Guide for Criminal Defense Attorneys [Download .pdf]

Predictive Policing 

PP One-pager: Predictive Policing - A Guide for Criminal Defense Attorneys [Download .pdf]

PP PPT Presentation: Predictive Policing [Download .pdf] [Download .pptx]

Digital Searches

DS One-pager: Reining in Digital Searches - A Guide for Criminal Defense Attorneys [Download .pdf

DS PPT Presentation: Reining in Digital Searches [Download .pdf] [Download .pptx]

PW One-pager: Fighting Compelled Decryption & Password Disclosure - A Guide for Criminal Defense Attorneys [Download PDF]

PW PPT Presentation: Fighting Compelled Decryption and Password Disclosure [Download .pdf] [Download .pptx]

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