Tag Archives: privacy


Posted 11 months ago in Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
California Beefs Up Online Privacy Laws

California passed amendments recently to strengthen its Online Privacy Protection Act, a move that will have implications for Internet sites hosted across the globe. The updates to the law pertain to what commercial websites and online services are required to disclose in their privacy policies. Specifically, sites must detail how they respond to “Do Not Track” settings in web browsers, and they must specify whether third parties can access any personal information they collect. Because the law applies to all …

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Posted 12 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Secret Court Defends NSA Data Collection

In an opinion made public on Sept. 17, a judge for the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled that a program under which the federal government collects phone data in a massive database is legal.   Some Opinions Released The FISC is a specially created federal court that oversees the National Security Agency’s foreign intelligence program, including its requests for warrants and other surveillance efforts within the United States. Its judges include federal district judges from around the country, as …

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Facebook Can Affect Your Getting Hired [Infographic]

Although New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner provided an extraordinary example of how social media can affect a potential job, your future employment, too, could be derailed by what you post online. With approximately 889 million active monthly users, Facebook effectively shares information. But it’s problematic as to the potential loss of privacy. Lawyers.com has reported on multiple legal problems of Facebook users in divorces, in other litigation, on the job and even with the police. The WebpageFX infographic below …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime Government by Janet Raasch  
Mandatory DNA Testing Is a Double-Edged Sword

Modern DNA analysis has revolutionized the criminal justice system. It has been used to prove — without a doubt — that suspects were involved in crimes and to free people who were wrongly convicted. The DNA sample is taken by swabbing the inside of a person’s cheek. If you are convicted of a serious crime, your DNA becomes part of state and federal crime databases, where it can be searched for association with other crimes. But what if you are …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime gun rights by Michele Bowman  
Navy Yard Shooter Legally Had Guns

The man who shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16 and was killed by police himself, Aaron Alexis, had a checkered criminal and mental health past, leading many to question how he owned a gun and how he got access to the premises of a restricted area.   ‘Honorable’ Discharge Aaron entered the Navy Yard, the administrative center of the U.S. Navy, with a valid pass on the morning of Sept. 16 and entered …

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