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Sixth Circuit Finds Privacy Interest in Mugshots under FOIA

By Filippo Raso – Edited by Ariane Moss

A split en banc Sixth Circuit reversed the lower courts’ ruling, holding individuals have a privacy interest in their booking photos for the purposes of Exemption 7(C) of the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552. In so doing, the Court overruled Circuit precedent established two decades ago. The case was remanded with instructions to balance the public interests against the individual’s privacy interest.

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Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Ken Winterbottom

Judicial Watch Sues to Reveal Clinton Emails

Six Figure Judgment in Suit Against “Revenge Porn” Webmaster

Dozens of Cybercriminals Arrested in U.K. “Strike Week” 

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Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Olga Slobodyanyuk

ICANN responds to terrorism victims by claiming domain names are not property

D.C. District Court rules that FOIA requests apply to officials’ personal email accounts

Class-action lawsuit brought against ExamSoft  in Illinois

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ACLU Sues DOJ Over FISA Surveillance Evidence
By Amy Zhang – Edited by Ashish Bakshi

ACLU v. U.S. Dep’t of Justice

The ACLU filed a complaint against the United States Department of Justice seeking immediate processing and release of DOJ records that the ACLU had requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act earlier this year. The requested information relates to the use of evidence derived from surveillance authorized under the FISA Amendments Act. The ACLU also seeks a fee waiver on the grounds that disclosure of the requested records is in the public interest.

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By Jyoti Uppuluri Spanish Law Won’t Allow Website Takedowns Without Court Order On December 4, Slashdot reported that Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero announced the Spanish Government would not take down websites without judicial authorization, contrary to language in a draft of Spain’s Sustainable Economy Act. The Prime Minister’s statement came as a response to a widely published online manifesto issued on December 2 by “a group of journalists, bloggers, professionals, and creators” opposed to the draft, which ... Read More...
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