Tag Archives: invasion of privacy


Posted 6 months ago in Criminal Law Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Office Tenants Sue Over Hidden Cameras in Public Restrooms

A New Jersey jury may soon decide whether a person has a reasonable right to privacy inside a public restroom. A state appeals court ruled this month that a lawsuit filed over hidden cameras installed in an office building’s restrooms was wrongfully dismissed by a lower court. The lawsuit alleges that the building’s owner and their contractors violated the privacy rights of the tenant employees by operating surveillance cameras concealed inside smoke detectors in the bathrooms. The defendants convinced the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Cell Phone Tracking Software Makes DIY Spying Easy

Ever been tempted to use technology to spy on someone? Cell phone tracking software makes it easier than ever to do so – but it can also easily lead to criminal liability. Keeping tabs on your kids via their cell phones may be understandable and not likely to get you thrown in jail or sued. But tracking and listening in on people who have not consented is clearly illegal.   Suspicious Spying Take for instance Spybubble, one of many brands …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Defense to Begin Stating Its Case in Rutgers Trial

After 10 days of testimony and more than 20 witnesses, the prosecution in the Rutgers University cyberbullying trial has rested its case. Today, the defense will have its chance to call witnesses to the stand, including investigators, other students and character witnesses. In addition, defense lawyers attempted to get nine of the 15 charges brought against Dharun Ravi dropped. The motion to dismiss covered all invasion of privacy and bias intimidation charges. Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman outright declined to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime by Keith Ecker  
Key Witness Takes Stand in Rutgers Web-Cam Trial

The closely watched Rutgers criminal trial continued Monday and Tuesday as a key witness offered testimony about the alleged innocuous intentions of Dharun Ravi, who secretly used a Web cam to video his roommate Tyler Clementi engaged in intimate contact with another man. Days after the 2010 incident, Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. Ravi faces 15 criminal charges for his actions, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, a hate crime that is punishable by …

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