DOJ Orders More Transparency In Tech Data Cases

The Justice Department issued guidelines aimed at providing more transparency around prosecutors’ secret demands for customer data stored on tech firms’ servers. The guidance approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ends the routine imposition of gag orders barring companies from telling customers their email or other records have been turned over in response to legal demands.

Axon Plans ‘Public Evidence Project’ for Citizen Video

In a survey to law enforcement officials, the company formerly known as Taser International announces a product that will allow citizens to submit photos or video evidence of “a crime, suspicious activity, or event” to Evidence.com, the company’s cloud-based storage platform, to help agencies “in solving a crime or gathering a fuller point of view from the public.”