Call to add privacy rights to Japan’s constitution

ComuterWorld reports that a senior legislator in Japan is calling for the addition of data privacy rights to the country's constitution:An influential Japanese politician earlier this month called for the right to information privacy to be added to the country's…

Search Warrants in the Era of Digital Evidence

GW Law professor Orin Kerr has posted a draft of his new (and important) paper "Search Warrants in an Era of Digital Evidence." Here is the abstract:This Article contends that the legal rules regulating the search warrant process must be…

EFF Asks How Government Is Watching The Internet

It's been reported that the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a FOIA request with the FBI and other offices of the US DOJ regarding expanded powers granted by the USA PATRIOT Act. The EFF is making the request in an…

What Contracts Can’t Do: The Limits of Private Ordering in Facilitating a Creative Commons

Today I attended the latest Colloquium on Information Technology & Society hosted by the Information Law Institute (of which I'm a Student Fellow), at New York University School of Law. Professor Niva Elkin-Koren of Haifa University Law School gave an…