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Where Domestic Violence and Technology Collide

PRIVACY COMMUNITY

July 25, 2013

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), comprising some 200 shelters and 56 state-level non-profit organizations, holds its annual Technology Summit next week, July 29 through 31, in San Jose, California. There, law enforcement will be trained on such topics as cell-phone spoofing, computer/cellphone spyware, phone location, the legal and safety responses to images posted without consent—an increasingly common form of Web harassment—and abuse employed by perpetrators to intimidate victims. In this Privacy Advisor exclusive, we talk with Cindy Southworth, who merges social work and technology in running Safety Net, which works with state agencies to address the ways in which technology issues impact the safety—including privacy and accessibility rights—of domestic violence victims.
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