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Hanni Fakhoury
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Smith v. Maryland turned 35 last week. My new EFF blog post explains how Smith's premise -- that there's no expectation of privacy in data exposed to others -- is being rejected nationwide.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 1979 decision of Smith v. Maryland turned 35 years old last week. Since it was decided, Smith has stood for the idea that people have no expectation of privacy in information they expose to others.
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New on the EFF blog: two important state court decisions could influence the ongoing national legal debate on cell phone privacy.
On back-to-back days this week, residents in Texas and Washington received some extra legal protection for the contents of their cell phones. These decisions, while only binding on law enforcement within each respective state, could play an important role on the ongoing debate on cell phone privacy specifically, and applying legal protections against unreasonable searches and seizures to new technologies generally.  Texas: a cellphone is not like...
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We're pushing back against a broad subpoena issued to a 19 year old MIT student. Also, Bitcoins!
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New Ninth Circuit decision on hotel records shows how the Fourth Amendment doesn't die once you turn information over to a business. 
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EFF and ACLU team up to argue that forcing someone to decrypt their electronic devices violates the Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination.
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If police want to recreate your every movement, they should get a search warrant supported by probable cause. Our new amicus brief to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court asks the Court to precisely require that.
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Is Davis the new Warshak? My new @EFF blog post on how telcos can extend cell phone location privacy nationwide.
When courts issue new decisions about how law enforcement can obtain records and data from companies, it's not just the police who have to follow the new rules. The companies that turn over the data have a big role to play in ensuring that the law is followed.
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By requiring police get a search warrant to track a person's cell phone, new Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision has the potential to flip the third party doctrine upside down.
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I have a case against the NSA and feel like a prisoner in my own home. I have attempted to contact attorneys in the area and am told not one does Law against a government entity. Is there any way you can help me? My email is laurabailey26@yahoo.com. My telephone is 321-914-7377. My address is 2079 Pecos Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34759. My phones and computers are all messed up as a result of this so please leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as I hear from you.
Thank you for any help you can direct me to.
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My new op-ed in Wired is on the cyber panic infecting legislatures and prosecutor offices around the country.
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The recent decision finding the NSA's bulk collection of phone records has important implications for the future of Fourth Amendment challenges to new surveillance technologies.
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EFF filed a new amicus brief this week, asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to find California's warrantless DNA collection from pretrial arrestees violates the Fourth Amendment.
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JURIST published my commentary on recent cell phone tracking decisions.
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  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Staff Attorney, 2011 - present
  • Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
    Trial Attorney, 2007 - 2011
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Focusing on online free speech and electronic privacy litigation and advocacy. On Twitter @hannifakhoury.
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I work on issues surrounding the intersection of technology and criminal law, privacy, and free speech for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In addition to direct litigation, I'm also a sought after speaker at legal conferences on criminal law and technology. 

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  • University of the Pacific
    Law, 2004 - 2007
  • University of California, Berkeley
    History, Political Science, 2000 - 2004
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