Cameras Snap Your License Plates for Huge Databases
When a person is arrested with a cell phone, law enforcement officers will likely want to search the phone’s contents. Today’s smart phones are a treasure trove of contacts, calendars, voice and text messages, e-mail,...more
The California Court of Appeals held in Ignat v. Yum! Brands, Inc., +214 Cal. App. 4th 808 (2013), that an employee may file an action against an employer for the public disclosure of private facts about the employee even if...more
The government and private companies are using automatic license plate readers (LPRs) to gather the license numbers of cars on the streets of cities and towns across the country. These gadgets snap pictures of the plates,...more
A correction officer at Rikers Island snapped a photo of a nasty wound which resulted from a random attack in the visitors’ center and shared it on Facebook with the caption of "The Things That Happens On The Island Shhh"....more
The Supreme Court of Canada (in Irving Pulp & Paper, Ltd. v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30) and the Alberta Court of Appeal (in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 707 v....more
“Escape From Tomorrow,” one of the most controversial films at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, has put copyright and trademark law, as well as the question of what constitutes parody, in the spotlight. The film reminds...more
Google released a transparency report last week showing that government snooping into your personal data is on the rise.
The numbers released by the Internet giant show that law enforcement officials in the United...more
Originally published in Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada - December 2012 Volume 13, No. 8.
In A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada determined that a 15-year-old can proceed anonymously...more
Along with the New Year comes new legislation. The prominent role of social media in our society has prompted some employers to require that employees and applicants provide user information and passwords to their social...more
A Texas court recently ruled that employees have no inherent right to privacy in their Facebook postings and social media activity and that, under certain circumstances, employers still may be able to take adverse action...more
On August 1, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law that will make it unlawful for employers to ask job applicants and current employees to provide passwords or log-in information for their social networking...more
In Ehling v. Monmouth Ocean Hosp. Serv. Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74558 (D.N.J. May 30, 2012), a supervisor convinced an employee to access the private Facebook account of the plaintiff (a co-worker and the union...more
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