Law Enforcement

New US-EU Data Privacy Framework Focuses On Limiting U.S. Surveillance

Fortifying European citizens’ data and privacy rights are central to the updated U.S.-EU Data Privacy Framework. 

The Interior Department Has Released its Body-Camera Policy for Law Enforcement Officers

This is part of the department’s actions to implement an executive order from the president to increase police accountability.

US-UK Data Sharing Program Goes Into Effect

The bilateral CLOUD agreement between both nations aims to provide law enforcement with access to valuable data to fight transatlantic and international crime.

DHS to Begin Electric Vehicle Adoption for Law Enforcement

The Mustang Mach-E model is currently undergoing cybersecurity risk tests.

Interior’s Body Camera Policy is not Finalized Despite Years of Use, Watchdog Says

Not all Department of Interior bureaus using body cameras have finalized and implemented their policies, which often were not in compliance with the agency’s overall policy or standards.

FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant Affidavit Reveals How Trump May Have Compromised National Security – a Legal Expert Answers 5 Key Questions

A search warrant expert breaks down the affidavit the FBI used to search Mar-a-Lago, and the national security concerns it presents.

DHS Commits to Better Intel Sharing with Law Enforcement, Points to Mobile App

Whether the department has increased information sharing with government partners is unclear, but—either way—the quality is just not there, according to DHS’ Office of the Inspector General.

Law Enforcement Purchase of Consumer Data Draws Congressional Scrutiny

Democrat lawmakers addressed seven federal law enforcement agencies for documentation of how often data was procured outside formal legal channels.

A New Bill Seeks to Prevent the Secret Service from Withholding Records from its Watchdog

“While I share the concerns of my colleagues about the actions of the current inspector general, it is also clear the Secret Service tried to impede the inspector general’s investigation into the events of Jan. 6,” said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

Accurate U.S. Crime Data Demands More State Participation

FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed federal data reporting from state and local jurisdictions, and how advanced technologies stand to help.

Senators Propose Cybercrime Training Center Get 6 More Years of Congressional Support

Legislation to reauthorize the National Computer Forensics Institute through 2028 comes after House lawmakers passed a similar proposal included in the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.

Federal Ability to Buy Citizen Data Worries Lawmakers and Experts Alike

Expert witnesses expressed support for bills that close loopholes in existing laws, which currently allow the federal purchase of private data.

Amazon Admits to Giving Police Ring Footage Without Owners’ Permission

The smart-doorbell company, which has partnered with more than 2,000 law enforcement agencies, said in a letter that it shared multiple videos with police departments without first seeking user consent.

Crypto Industry Insiders Support Better Public-Private Collabs To Prevent Major Ransomware Attacks

A panel of leaders in the digital asset industry discussed helpful legal frameworks to prevent illegal crypto financing while supporting market activity. 

US Signs on to New Electronic Evidence Protocol in International Cybercrime Agreement 

The new protocol is officially being added to the Budapest Convention—an arrangement between 66 member-states—after four years of negotiations.

Debunking Myths Around Facial Recognition: What Government Agencies Need to Know 

Government use of facial recognition technology provides its fair share of controversy, as well as tangible benefits.