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The New TSA Identification Requirement

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

TSA

The TSA, in its never-ending quest to inconvenience us without keeping us safe, has once again changed its rules on identification. According to the old rule, if you didn’t provide ID at the airport, you would be subjected to secondary screening. Now, you may be denied the right to fly entirely. According to the TSA:

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Does the Roomates.com Case Affect CDA § 230 Immunity for JuicyCampus?

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

Juicy Campus

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (en banc) has just issued a very interesting opinion interpreting a federal law providing immunity from liability for online speech — the Communications Decency Act (CDA), 47 U.S.C. § 230. The case is Fair Housing Council v. Roommates.com, LLC, 2008 WL 879293 (9th Cir. April 3, 2008) (en banc).

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Do People Have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Abandoned DNA?

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

Genetic Privacy

A recent NY Times article discusses how the police are increasingly collecting DNA samples from suspects — not with warrants or probable cause — they are gathering it surreptitiously from the abandoned DNA that people leave behind:

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