The Digital Strip Search

  • September 30, 2017
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On November 20, 2016, Muhammad Rabbani arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport. Mr Rabbani is the international director of CAGE, a British non-governmental organization working to empower communities impacted by the war on terror. He was well known to the authorities….

The Devil In The Lock Screen

  • September 16, 2017
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On September 12, 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone X with facial recognition technology. The device features an edge-to-edge screen without the iconic Touch ID home button. The phone will be unlocked by recognizing the user’s face. The next…

The Faulty Privacy Premise

  • August 26, 2017
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

In my last post titled “Proxy Tracking” dated August 12, 2017, I discussed Carpenter v US which is pending in the Supreme Court of the United States, No. 16-402. The case has raised the question whether the warrantless seizure and search…

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…

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