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By Jeff Gould, SafeGov. From police chiefs and police unions to civil society groups and political leaders in the UK and elsewhere, a consensus is emerging that we need to deploy police body-worn cameras fast as possible to make policing safer and fairer for all. But there are more than 100,000 police officers across the… » read more

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By SafeGov Contributor, Julie Anderson. Making technology accessible to persons with disabilities is a critical issue to which we need to play closer attention. Within the government, the issue often falls on a federal chief information officers’ long list of to-dos, rather than being a central focus. While recognizing that federal CIOs have a broad… » read more

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By SafeGov Contributor, Paul Rosenzweig. Earlier this year the European Union released its new Agenda on Security. But the agenda, while admirable, is incomplete. It is missing a vital component – reform of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) process. Europe’s new security agenda is an excellent first step toward greater EU cooperation in the… » read more

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By SafeGov Contributor, Tracy Mitrano. Adoption of harmonised requirements for accessibility will also help the European Union on legal access fronts. Harmonised requirements remove barriers and incentivise the exchange of information across countries. These efforts complement the needed reform of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties that govern the exchange of information for law enforcement purposes. To… » read more

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By SafeGov Contributor, Tracy Mitrano. Last week the world recognised Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which aims to draw the attention of all communities to digital accessibility. Making technology accessible to all, especially in today’s digital era, is critical to ensuring every person can live an informed, content-rich and fulfilling life. But to truly promote digital… » read more

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By SafeGov Contributor, Bryan Cunningham. A strange — and strangely unnoticed — trend is emerging in the evolving global response to massive 2013 leaks about US surveillance activities. While our European cousins talk privacy reform, the United States is actually moving ahead with it, albeit more slowly than many would like. As the American side… » read more

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By Jeff Gould, SafeGov. The EC investigation of Android has implications for privacy as well as antitrust This week the European Commission took not one but two momentous actions against Google. The first — which has received the lion’s share of media attention — was the filing of formal antitrust charges accusing Google of abuse of dominance in online… » read more

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SafeGov.org Statement: Public and private sector contracts should prohibit profiling and exploitation of user data Today, in response to the European Commission’s actions against Google finding that the company has abused its dominant share of Europe’s online search market and launching a formal investigation into Google’s Android platform, SafeGov.org calls the following three conclusions to… » read more

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By SafeGov Contributor, Paul Rosenzweig. The world’s cyber network is growing exponentially. As it grows, criminality and malfeasance have followed. But law enforcement is, unfortunately, still mired in a nation-based system of police cooperation – the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty process – that has not kept up with the pace of the new domain. It… » read more

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