The government’s warrantless collection of emails and other Internet data for national security purposes is lawful, but searching that information for Americans’ communications raises constitutional privacy questions, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday. At issue is an ...Read More »
Commentary: A new reason for foreigners to avoid Google and Facebook
A Philadelphia court has made the unfortunate decision to reopen the legal debate on whether the U.S. has the right to access emails stored on foreign servers if they belong to U.S. companies. If Magistrate Thomas Rueter’s ruling stands, anyone ...
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Legal Loop: Warrant doesn’t prove Amazon Echo is a privacy risk
Amazon Echo has been around for a few years now. But last month was the first time it was reported that data from one of these devices was sought by the prosecution in a murder investigation. For those unfamiliar with ...
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Can Amazon Echo help solve a murder?
When police responded to a home in Bentonville, Arkansas, one Sunday morning in November 2015, they discovered Victor Collins’ dead body in the backyard. Police records describe a grim scene: Collins’ body was floating face up in a hot tub, ...
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Sports becoming high-tech business
Lazaro Torres, a die-hard Miami Heat fan, was scurrying to reach his seat before tip-off one night last month when he hit an all-too-common roadblock: Two dozen fans stirring impatiently in the security-check line. Not a problem. He slid into ...
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New York appoints privacy officer to protect student data
ALBANY — The New York State Education Department has hired a chief privacy officer to protect student and teacher data. Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced the appointment of Temitope Akinyemi on Wednesday. She’ll be in charge of developing and implementing the ...
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Court limits privacy of teacher pension records
ALBANY (AP) — New York’s highest court said the names and benefits of retired teachers in public pension plans should be made public. The Court of Appeals said state law exempts from public disclosure only the home addresses, not the ...Read More »
Court: Computer searches can threaten privacy
NEW YORK — A New York federal appeals court says authorities may have gone too far in their search of an ex-convict’s computer. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the statement in a ruling Tuesday casting doubt on ...
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Cell phone tracking doesn’t violate privacy
Cell phone users can reasonably expect their conversations to be private, but not necessarily the location of their phones. Monroe County Court Judge John L. DeMarco, in a decision issued Friday in People v. Moorer (Index No. 2011-1096), ruled that ...
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Google agrees to record $22.5M fine on privacy
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is paying a record $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who use Apple’s Safari browser. The penalty announced Thursday by the Federal Trade ...Read More »
Privacy concerns raised in GPS case
During oral arguments earlier this month in a case questioning the limits of police officers’ warrantless use of GPS technology to track suspects’ movements, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court expressed serious concerns about the privacy implications of using ...
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Court questions expectations of privacy in GPS case
In a case that had the justices questioning just how far the expectation of privacy extends in a world of ever-evolving technologies, the U.S. Supreme Court considered Tuesday whether the police’s use of a warrantless GPS tracking device on a ...
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