Proxy Tracking

  • August 12, 2017
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The circuits of the United States Court of Appeals have been generally consistent in this result – third party information related to the sending and routing of electronic communications does not receive constitutional protection. The third party doctrine has been…

Five Eyes

  • July 22, 2017
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The Five Eyes (FVEY) is a signals intelligence (SIGINT) alliance comprised of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. During the Cold War the ECHELON surveillance system was developed by the Five Eyes nations to monitor…

Secret Law

  • July 2, 2017
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On December 31, 2017, section 702 of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (2008) will expire. It is the section that governs the domestic interception of foreigners’ communications when targets are believed to be outside the United States but is…

Silk Road

  • June 24, 2017
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

It was a case that reads like a Mickey Spillane novel – big money, corrupt undercover agents, drug deaths and commissioned murders. On February 4, 2015, a Manhattan jury convicted Ross Ulbricht on seven counts including conspiracy to distribute narcotics,…

The Shadow Brokers

  • June 8, 2017
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Who are those guys? On August 13, 2016, a date that remains murky, a hacker published stolen tools from the Equation Group which is widely believed to be the United States National Security Agency (NSA). The tools were reported to…

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