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Supreme Court Balances Privacy Rights Against Law Enforcement in DNA Collection Case

Maryland v. King
By Kathleen McGuinness – Edited by Pio Szamel

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Maryland v. King, a challenge to the constitutionality of warrantless DNA sampling of persons arrested for serious crimes. If the policy is found to be unconstitutional, twenty-eight other states and the federal government face potential invalidation of similar laws.


Posted On Mar - 4 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Dorothy Du

Song Wins Contest to Circumvent “Happy Birthday to You” Copyright

Privacy Concerns to Temper Excitement over Google Glass

3-D Printing Gets Shout-Out in State of Union, but Copyright Concerns Growing


Posted On Feb - 25 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Judges Approves Google’s $22.5 Million Settlement with FTC for Safari Privacy Violation

United States v. Google, Inc.
By Casey Holzapfel – Edited by Charlie Stiernberg

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California approved a proposed consent order between the United States and Google that requires Google to pay a $22.5 million civil penalty. Amicus curiae Consumer Watchdog was granted leave to submit a brief challenging the stipulated consent order, after it was filed in August. District Judge Susan Illston was not persuaded by Consumer Watchdog’s brief, however, and rejected its challenge.


Posted On Dec - 4 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Judge Orders Plaintiffs in Sexual Harassment Case to Produce Social Media Passwords

EEOC v. Original Honeybaked Ham Co. of Georgia
By Jessica Vosgerchian — Edited by Geng Chen

The magistrate judge in a sexual harassment class action against The Original Honeybaked Ham Company of Georgia (“Honeybaked Ham”) has ordered plaintiffs to produce passwords to their social media and email accounts as well as surrender their cell phones to a court-appointed special master who will review the materials for discoverable information.


Posted On Nov - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Pio Szamel

Court Finds Warrant Unnecessary for Tracking of Unauthorized WiFi User

Republican Study Committee Releases, then Retracts Report Calling for Copyright Reform

Texas Student Granted Temporary Restraining Order against School RFID Tracking Requirement


Posted On Nov - 25 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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