Adam Bookbinder Quoted in Tollbooth Data Privacy Article

Adam Bookbinder, co-chair of Choate’s Government Enforcement & Compliance Group, has been quoted in the article “Mass. officials defend emergency police use of tollbooth camera info,” published by MassLive Media.

The article discusses the use of data collected at electronic tollbooths by police in emergency situations – such as Silver Alerts, missing persons, and criminal investigations that pose an imminent threat to public health and safety – and concerns by some groups, such as the ACLU, that use of the data by law enforcement has the potential to be stretched beyond the original intent.

“If someone committed a violent crime or you have reason to believe they did, and you’re trying to find them, I think law enforcement would have a pretty good argument that they’re an imminent danger to other people,” Adam noted.

Adam advises clients on a wide range of cybersecurity and data privacy issues, from responding to cybersecurity incidents, conducting internal investigations and cybersecurity reviews, to preparing incident response plans, interfacing with law enforcement agencies, and defending clients in class action data privacy and data misuse litigation. Adam served as chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Cybercrime Unit, where he supervised a unit responsible for the investigation and prosecution of computer and intellectual property crime, as well as working with the FBI, Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to identify and respond to priority cybercrime threats.