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Privacy and Aerial Surveillance

  • March 15, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Aerial surveillance includes monitoring by drones, unmanned aircraft and surveillance planes operated by human pilots. The concern about the privacy implications arising from the warrantless use of aircraft to take photographs and videos has increased over the last year with…

Dancing With Killer Robots

  • February 28, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Lethal autonomous weapons are a type of robot that can independently search out and engage targets without meaningful human control. They are also called lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS), lethal autonomous robots (LAR) and autonomous weapons systems (AWS). The international…

Rudy Giuliani and the Big Lie

  • January 31, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On January 25, 2021, Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against Rudolph W. Giuliani who was a central figure in the efforts of former President Donald J. Trump to subvert the 2020 election in the United States. Dominion claims…

Dominion Voting Systems Sues pro-Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell

  • January 15, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On January 8, 2021, Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell demanding over $1.3 billion in damages caused by her proliferation of “wild” and “demonstrably false” accusations that it rigged the 2020 U.S. election, was created…

The SolarWinds Hack

  • December 16, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On December 14, 2020, SolarWinds announced that its network management software, Orion, had been targeted by a cyberespionage operation. The hackers inserted malicious code into Orion software updates rolled out to nearly 18,000 customers. The initial reports confirmed that the…

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