Limited and Open Government
Technology has played a vital role in our response effort to the coronavirus. However government can leverage that technology to abuse our rights.
This bill restricts the ability of government to use facial recognition technology for law enforcement purposes.
The “third party doctrine” might have made some sense before the digital era, but our inherent reliance on numerous third parties to facilitate any digital interaction makes it clear that the case law needs a major overhaul.
This bill proposes to spend $100 million on school safety efforts (which aren't defined in law), and sets up a central database with students' information that law enforcement can access.
This bill amends Utah's Constitution to make clear that electronic data is afforded the same presumption of privacy as paper-based data.
Like Santa, SWAT's making a list… and, hopefully, checking it twice before they invade someone's home.
Justice and Due Process
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case where the government accessed the past location information of a person without a warrant.
The following op-ed, written by our research intern Molly Davis, was published today in the Salt Lake Tribune. In the digital era, our private lives are often stored within our mobile devices. In a surveillance state, law...
Starting this year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is threatening that the TSA will begin rejecting driver’s licenses from states that refused to comply with the federal REAL ID guidelines. This now sets the stage...
In an age where every cell phone user is a potential videographer, police tactics have come under increased scrutiny from the public as headlines of law enforcement confrontations gone wrong are captured by citizen bystanders....