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Posted 7 months ago in Class Actions by Aaron Kase  
Advocate Medical Sued for Breach of Patient Records

An Illinois health care nonprofit is facing a class action lawsuit for failing to adequately safeguard the personal medical information of its patients. The suit was filed against Advocate Medical Group on behalf of Pierre Petrich and her daughter in Cook County Court last week, stemming from a July computer theft from the company’s office. The theft may have compromised the records of 4 million patients going as far back as the early ’90s, giving the burglars access to personal information …

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Posted 7 months ago in Internet Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Google Can Be Sued for Violating Wiretap Act, Court Rules

A class action lawsuit filed against Internet behemoth Google for secretly collecting data from Wi-Fi networks can move forward, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The lawsuit stems from information gleaned while the company had agents driving around to collect images for its Street View program between 2007 and 2010 in the United States as well as a number of foreign countries. Ostensibly, the tech giant was merely collecting Wi-Fi identification information in order to enhance its location-based …

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Posted 7 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Americans’ Right to Privacy Another Casualty of 9/11

One of the legacies of September 11, 2001 is a vastly expanded executive power that is purportedly necessary to fight terrorism. The unfortunate fact, however, is that the executive branch continues to use powers created after 9/11 to spy on American citizens, and one way it does that is through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.   Expanding FISA After 9/11, the National Security Administration (NSA) – a Cold War-era intelligence organization – ramped up its operations, and a new court, …

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Posted 8 months ago in Video Your Personal Rights by Larry Bodine  
America, One Nation Under Surveillance [Video]

  Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com, reports this is America, one nation under surveillance. Many of you have heard about government spying on U.S. citizens, but aren’t worried about it, because you’re not doing anything wrong. At least not yet. A lot of us start our day by checking our email and visiting websites in the morning. Whom you contact and where you visit is all monitored by the National Security Agency. No search warrant is required. When you call …

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Posted 8 months ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Can No Trespassing Signs Keep the Cops Away?

A federal court in Tennessee has rejected a defendant’s argument that no trespassing signs he posted should have prevented the police from entering his property to talk to him. Clifford Denim is facing charges for possession of firearms by a convicted felon, stemming from an incident earlier this year. After police officers in Hawkins County got a tip that he had purchased guns that were stolen from another man, they decided to pay him a visit. Despite the six no …

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