Posts by Jonathan Hofer
Jonathan Hofer is a Research Associate at the Independent Institute. He has written extensively on both California and national public policy issues. He holds a BA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include privacy law, student privacy, local surveillance, and the impact of emerging technologies on civil liberties.
California Getting First Look at New Law on Police Equipment
An Explanation of AB 481
Proposal Aims to Bolster Student Privacy in California
How Governments Botched COVID-19 Testing, Reinforcing Destructive Lockdowns and Massive “Relief” Spending
Surveillance Going Postal–USPS’ Ever Growing Spy Role Expands to Internet Traffic
Police Reformers Should Demand Overhaul of CalGang Database 
Court Hinges Privacy Rights on Smartphone Settings
Civil Libertarians Worry that Facial Recognition Tech Is Inaccurate, but Fears May Worsen After It’s Perfected

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