How Md. uses surveillance, data to track motorists, traffic

Motorists in Maryland may be aware of the cameras that enforce speed and red-light violations, but the state’s tracking practices include other layers to assist in law enforcement efforts, and for traffic and planning purposes. 

Photos, private information to be blocked under 9-1-1 bill

In anticipation of an update to statewide 9-1-1 communication systems by 2021, gruesome imagery of crime scenes or injuries, individuals’ medical histories and identification of domestic violence or rape victims may be protected from public view under legislation in the Maryland General Assembly.

Maryland Police, Activists Discuss Body-Camera Legislation

Bill Would Allow Video, Audio Recording by Officers

Bethesda Lawyer Grappling with Balance Between National Security and Privacy

David Medine is chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board, a small government board tasked with weighing the balance between national security and Americans’ privacy.

Tracking of Shoppers Over Wi-Fi a Divisive Issue in Session

People do a lot of things on their cell phones – text, take pictures, get on Facebook. They may even use it to shop. But with advancing technology that allows retailers to track the behavior and shopping habits of customers, there are calls for transparency.

Maryland License Plate Recognition Networks Prompt State, Federal Concerns

Each day across the state, hundreds of thousands of motorists’ license plates are recorded, stamped with location and time, and disseminated to various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies – sometimes to be retained indefinitely.

Maryland Minute Update: November 20, 2013

CNS reporter Ben Oldach updates you on the latest happenings from around the state including the Baltimore “Stop and Frisk” policy, Google paying $1 million to the state of Maryland and a gubernatorial candidate who is in favor of legalizing marijuana.

Law Experts: Stalking Student-athletes’ Twitter, Facebook Presence Increases Universities’ Liability

A university that stalks or bans student-athletes’ Facebook and Twitter accounts may be legally out of bounds, sports law experts say.

Privacy Infringements Spark Apprehension Among Online Consumers

As consumer suspicion grows regarding websites’ privacy policies, many online privacy advocates and government officials are calling on websites to revamp their policies to better protect users.