ABA Criminal Justice, Standards on Law Enforcement Access to Third Party Records, February 2012.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation examined the policies of 18 major Internet companies to assess whether they publicly commit to standing with users when the government seeks access to user data. Electronic Frontier Foundation, When the Gov’t Comes Knocking: Who Has Your Back?, May 31, 2012.
Google Transparency Report
In this report, Google discloses the numbers of user data requests it receives from government agencies and courts.
Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping
Congressional Research Service Reports
Privacy: An Abbreviated Outline of Federal Statutes Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping, October 9, 2012.
Privacy: An Overview of Federal Statutes Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping, October 9, 2012.
Privacy: An Overview of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, October 9, 2012.
Privacy: An Abridged Overview of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, October 9, 2012.
Federal Laws Relating to Cybersecurity: Discussion of Proposed Revisions, November 9, 2012.
Cell Phone Tracking
Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Telephone Investigations Resource Guide, March 2010.
Comcast Law Enforcement Handbook 2007
CALEA Compliance Manual MetroPCS 2006
Nextel’s Guide for Law Enforcement 2003
Sprint Law Enforcement Manual 2004
Verizon Law Enforcement Manual 2007
PEW Internet & American Life Project, Three Quarters of Smartphone Owners Use Location Based Services, May 11, 2012.
Opening Brief of USA, In re: Application of the United States of America for Historic Cell Site Data
House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Hearing on the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance (GPS) Act, Statement for the Record of Matt Blaze, Professor of Communication and Information Science at University of Pennsylvania.
ACLU Amicus Brief in United States v. Pineda-Moreno Synopsis: Without a warrant, the police attached a GPS tracking device to the underside of defendant’s car, enabling them to follow him continuously over a four-month period.
NACDL draft legislation to protect individual privacy against unwarranted governmental intrusion through the use of drones.
American Civil Liberties Union, Protecting Privacy From Aerial Surveillance: Recommendations for Government Use of Drone Aircraft, December 15, 2011.