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Eavesdropping

Colts Fail to Score Motion to Dismiss Eavesdropping Suit

Moving the chains forward for the plaintiff, an Indiana federal court judge said allegations that the Indianapolis Colts’ mobile app eavesdropped on users were sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss....more

Recording Conversations with Your Cellphone: with Great Power Comes Potential Legal Liability

by Varnum LLP on

In the cellphone age, nearly everyone walks around with a multi-tasking recording device in their pocket or purse, and it comes in handy for many of our modern problems: Your dog suddenly started doing something adorable?...more

Another Reason to Love Warren Buffet

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

On Sept. 22, my colleague Sharon Roberg Perez wrote about the WeConnect App that has Standard Innovation Corp facing class action claims related to wire-tapping, prohibited eaves-dropping, intrusion upon seclusion, and...more

Monitoring and Recording Consumers’ Calls in California Can Be a Risky Practice

Many businesses monitor or record customer service, telemarketing, and other telephone calls with consumers to help them improve customer service and for evidentiary reasons. Under federal and many state laws, calls may...more

Can You Videotape Someone Else’s Conversation?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Careful about protecting the safety of his customers, A.R. Remington, owner of Fishinabarrel Gun Range, installed surveillance cameras to blanket his premises, except the restrooms. Last week while target practicing with his...more

Illinois Amends Eavesdropping Statute in Response to Recent Court Decisions

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On March 20, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court held that significant portions of the Illinois eavesdropping statute, 720 ILCS 5/14-1 et seq., (the Statute) violated the First Amendment. In People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, and...more

Amendments to Illinois’s Eavesdropping Statute Signed Into Law

On December 30, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1342 into law, amending the Eavesdropping Article of the Illinois Criminal Code (720 ILCS 5/14) that was struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court last year...more

Governor Quinn Signs New Eavesdropping Law

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As one of his last official actions in 2014, outgoing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1342, which amends the Illinois eavesdropping law that the Illinois Supreme Court found unconstitutional early in 2014....more

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Eavesdropping Statute as Overly Broad

The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued two opinions that together invalidated Illinois’ eavesdropping statute, 720 ILCS 5/14-2. The statute, which is part of the Illinois Criminal Code, prohibits a person from “knowingly...more

Caught Snooping on Privacy Rights: Illinois Supreme Court Invalidates State Eavesdropping Law

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Late last month, the Illinois Supreme Court essentially gutted the state’s long-standing eavesdropping law, placing the state into an unprecedented “no-mans-land” for the recording of private conversations. In two separate...more

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down State Eavesdropping Statute

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Illinois Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional a state law criminalizing the recording of conversations without the consent of all parties. However, significant risks remain for companies and individuals in...more

Impact On Employers And Schools Of Illinois Supreme Court’s Rejection Of Eavesdropping Law

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Employers, schools, and other entities have long relied on the Illinois Eavesdropping Act to prohibit individuals from recording conversations, meetings, classes, and other activities without the consent of all participants....more

Court strikes down Illinois eavesdropping act, opens debate on privacy in the digital age

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In two landmark rulings that may prompt further examination of how our laws identify and protect privacy interests, the Illinois Supreme Court has found unconstitutional Illinois’ long-standing electronic eavesdropping act....more

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