Catherine Crump is an assistant clinical professor of law at Berkeley Law School and acting director of the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic. An experienced litigator specializing in constitutional matters, she has represented a broad range of clients seeking to vindicate their First and Fourth Amendment rights. She also has extensive experience litigating to compel the disclosure of government records under the Freedom of Information Act. Crump served as a staff attorney at the ACLU for nearly nine years and was previously a law clerk for Judge M. Margaret McKeown at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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A very unsexy-sounding piece of technology could mean that the police know where you go, with whom, and when: the automatic license plate reader. The data they collect in aggregate could have disastrous consequences for everyone the world over.
The ACLU supports passage of H.R. 2168, the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act. Requiring law enforcement agents to secure a warrant based upon probable cause before obtaining geolocational information would allow legitimate investigations to proceed, while ensuring that innocent Americans are protected from intrusions into their privacy. Her second statement is available here.
Brief filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in support of Lavabit.