Author: Victoria Vanderzielfultz

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Balancing Human Rights and Misinformation Amid COVID-19

Access Now has recently released Fighting Misinformation and Defending Free Expression During COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]: Recommendations for States, a report aimed at guiding governments through combating misinformation while adhering to human rights policies. The main issue is that many policies enacted to limit misinformation may also infringe on a...

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CRI-TAC Law Enforcement Solutions Second Annual Review

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released Law Enforcement Solutions by the Field, for the Field: Collaborative Reform Second Annual Review, its second report focused on the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC). CRI-TAC provides technical assistance for law enforcement personnel,...

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Considerations for Reopening U.S. Schools and Daycare Programs

The Center for Health Security at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has released Filling in the Blanks: National Research Needs to Guide Decisions About Reopening Schools in the United States. This report details current research efforts, as well as gabs in data, that may prove crucial in making constructive decisions about...

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COVID-19 Response by Prevalence

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University has released Pandemic Resilience: Getting it Done as part of the centers  COVID-19 Response Initiative. This report serves as a supplement to the Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience white paper and focuses on guiding state and local governments in implementing TTSI (testing, tracing, and...

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FBI Releases 2019 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

The FBI has released Law Enforcement Officers Killed & Assaulted 2019, which provides statistics and data on the following: “Officers Feloniously Killed”; “Officers Accidentally Killed”; and “Federal Officers Killed and Assaulted.” Data on “Officers Assaulted” is expected to be added in the Fall of 2020. According to the reported data,...

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2019 Internet Crime Report Released

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has released the “2019 Internet Crime Report“, which provides a detailed overview of the 467,361 Internet-facilitated crime complaints issued in 2019. According to the report, complaints were mostly submitted about the following types of crimes: Phishing/Vishing/Smishing/Pharming, Non-Payment/Non-Delivery, Extortion, and Personal Data...