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Posted 10 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 10 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Privacy Concerns Unfounded for State Health Exchange

Maryland’s new health insurance exchange, opened as required under the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1, has raised some privacy issues over how health information will be shared.   Public Information? The Maryland Health Connection (MHC) reportedly alerts people who sign up that while it will not sell their personal information and that it can only be used for the exchange’s purposes, an exception exists for “law enforcement and audit activities,” according to the Baltimore Sun. Despite assurances from the …

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Posted 11 months ago in The Internet & The Law Video by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: Yahoo! and LinkedIn Sued for Violating Privacy

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s Newsbreak with information on your Internet privacy. Yahoo! is being sued by users of its email system. The plaintiffs claim Yahoo! illegally reads, copies and analyzes emails to make money with targeted advertising and data collection. They say this violates California’s Invasion of Privacy Act and the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The complaint states Yahoo! put in a new default email system, telling email account holders it would look for …

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Posted 11 months ago in Crime Internet Law by Betsy Kim  
What To Do about Data Privacy Breaches? [Infographic]

So much of people’s private lives is stored online. With the escalation in cybercrimes, Internet users understandably have concerns over the security of personal data. Lawyers.com reported California recently updated internet privacy laws. The Unisys infographic below shows how the government is fighting cybercrime. Yet Americans are split on whether private companies that hold personal data should be required to tell the government about cyber attacks. Should a law require companies, such as hospitals, banks, telecom providers and airlines to …

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Government Says FBI Exempt From Privacy Protection Law

The Florida socialite whose FBI complaint led to the resignation of Gen. David Petraeus is suing the government for allegedly leaking her private emails to the press and tarnishing her reputation. But the Department of Justice is demanding that the suit be tossed on a technicality. Until late last year, Jill Kelley was a fixture of Tampa society who regularly hosted parties attended by military leaders from U.S. Central Command. Kelley’s attorneys say she was just doing the right thing …

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