Jake Laperruque is the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Fellow on Privacy, Surveillance, and Security. Jake previously served as a law clerk for Senator Al Franken on the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, and as a policy fellow for Senator Robert Menendez. He grew up in Short Hills, NJ, and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard Law School.
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Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Chilling Effects of the Ashley Madison Scarlet Letter
It’s been a little over a week since massive amounts of data from the popular cheating website, Ashley Madison, were published online. Impact Team, the group behind the breach, released everything from email and home addresses of Ashley Madison’s users to their credit card and bank account...
Sunday, August 17, 2014
California “Kill Switch” Bill Could Be Used to Disrupt Protests
This week the California legislature passed a bill that requires all smartphones to include a “kill switch” that can remotely render the device inoperable. Although created to deter smartphone theft, this kill switch mandate could actually become a nefarious tool co-opted by government to suppress...