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Trump commission: American voters don’t have right to ‘informational privacy’ (Washington Times)

President Trump’s voting integrity commission fired back at critics Wednesday, saying the Supreme Court has never recognized a constitutional right to “informational privacy” that would prevent the panel from collecting and studying voter registration data […]


How Courts Avoid Ruling on Issues of Technology and Privacy (Slate)

When it comes to technology privacy cases, judges often focus on side issues instead of tackling the big questions. Last week, the New York Court of Appeals issued a ruling that could have ensured that […]


Public agency drone use soared in 2016 (Bloomberg)

In most law enforcement scenarios, drones are being flown for traffic management or crime-scene photography, according to the study. They’re also used for search and rescue, hazardous material spills, mass evacuations, and aerial viewing of […]

History of Florida’s Privacy Amendment and the Need for Clarification

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Though the 2017-18 Florida Constitution Revision Commission has chosen not to revive the Florida Privacy Restoration Act as an active proposal, the need for clarifying provisions under Florida’s privacy amendment in the constitution remains. This […]

VIDEO: Commissioner Stemberger Defends Privacy Restoration Act (CRC Judicial Committee 2.1.18)

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The privacy amendment, Proposal 22, is designed to fix our state constitution’s privacy clause and require the Florida Supreme Court to interpret it in accordance with the original intent of the Legislature (which placed it […]

Panel rejects plan to narrow privacy right, allow more regulation of abortions (Orlando Sentinel)

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A state panel defeated a proposal Thursday that sought to narrow the right to privacy in the Florida Constitution and allow increased regulation of abortions. In a 4-2 vote, the Judicial Committee of the state […]

Critical Update on Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC): Upcoming Hearings in Melbourne, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Cape Coral & St. Petersburg

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Your voice is needed at one of the four upcoming historic hearings of the 2017-2018 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) scheduled during the next few weeks.  As you may know, the CRC only gathers once […]

Opinion: FPRA’s goal is to restore original intent of privacy amendment (Tallahassee Democrat)

“All political power is inherent with the people.” These are the opening words of Article 1, Section 1 in Florida’s Constitution. The Florida Supreme Court has violated these words and consistently usurped the power of […]

John Stemberger: Constitutional privacy fix will protect Floridians (Florida Politics)

I read with great interest the letter by First Amendment Foundation (FAF) President Barbara Petersen to Lisa Carlton, chair of the Declaration of Rights Committee of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), regarding her concerns over the proposal […]

FTC to Examine Injury Needed for Data Security Enforcement (Bloomberg)

Whether the FTC should find actual consumer harm before taking data breach enforcement action against a company, or should be able to take action based on an inference that harm arises from the presence of […]

Google, Facebook may have to reveal deepest secrets (Politico)

The algorithms that helped the companies make their fortunes are of growing interest to investigators probing interference in the 2016 election. The investigations into Russia’s role in the 2016 election are threatening to pry the […]

Judge denies demand for privacy assessment on Trump voter fraud data request (Politico)

A federal judge has turned down a watchdog group’s demand that President Donald Trump’s controversial voter fraud commission be forced to conduct a privacy assessment before gathering data on millions of American voters. In a […]