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Appreciating the Holidays as a Police Officer

With the holiday season in full swing, police officers need to be extra conscientious about their own personal health and safety as it is a very busy season. A balanced life is essential if it means that police will be … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Women In Law Enforcement

March is Women’s History Month.  In honor of women throughout our state and around the country, Privacy for Cops is dedicating this post to women in law enforcement.  Women in general make up approximately 13% of police officers across our … Continue reading

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The Growing Attacks Against Law Enforcement Privacy

Just this past week, The Los Angeles Times released a story describing how the information was hacked and posted on the internet of “more than 100 local law enforcement officers who are part of the Los Angeles County Police Canine … Continue reading

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Tips for A Safe Holiday

The holidays are a joyous time for many people.  The cheer and festivities of the season influence people to become more generous and giving.  The holidays can also cause many people to let their guard down, giving unsuspecting opportunities for … Continue reading

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Opting-Out Before You are Opted-In

          Understanding privacy for consumers especially privacy for cops can be confusing. Your browsing history, emails and text messages can all be easily accessed if your privacy controls are not the best. Weak passwords and security … Continue reading

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What Is Your Privacy Worth to You?

About 15 years ago, the most we had to worry about was junk mail and annoying telemarketing calls.  Technology has accelerated the information exchange between companies and data brokers, putting your information on more than just mailing lists or call … Continue reading

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The Debate on Warrantless Smartphone Searches

Mobile technology has ascended to new heights faster than ever before.  Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 914 which would have made it illegal for police to search a person’s mobile device during an arrest without a warrant.  … Continue reading

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Handling Stress and Trauma in Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agents will agree that serving the community is a rewarding experience.  Helping to lock away criminals, to solve crime, and to have the opportunity to turn around the life of someone else are all pluses that come with … Continue reading

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Your Private Information Is Like Your Credit Report

As a law enforcement agent or public official, it is in your best interest to learn just  how the internet can affect your life.  It’s like your credit report; it’s there and even if you do not check it, your … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing and Data Privacy

Information technology (IT) is a 3.6 trillion dollar industry according to an article in Forbes titled Biz Tech’s New Big Alliances.  When you think about it, the IT sector encompasses vast elements of products, services and jobs for countless individuals … Continue reading

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