WNYC, New York’s public radio station, has run a series of reports about a subject that has dominated national news in recent years. Titled “NYPD Bruised,” the reports began in July, 2014, following the death of Eric Garner during his arrest in Staten Island for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. Reports in the past few days […]
Tag Archive 'Privacy'
A recent decision by Southern District Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein analogizes emails accounts to computer hard drives, permitting seizure of an entire email account by a law enforcement agency with a warrant in a money-laundering investigation. Judge Gorenstein’s decision is at odds with decisions by federal district courts in D.C. (In the Matter of the […]
In a recent Google Official Blog post, Staying at the Forefront of Email Security and Reliability: HTTPS-only and 99.978 Percent Availability, Google announces that Starting today, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email. Gmail has supported HTTPS since the day it launched, and in 2010 we made HTTPS the default. Today’s change […]
On Jan. 25, 2013 HHS published a final rules on recent modifications to HIPAA privacy rules. The new rule is here.
Via the LLRX.com, the following are the newest additions: Mass Incarceration and the “Degree of Civilization” - By Ken Strutin [The author] states that incarceration is when a person loses their freedom pending trial or by serving a sentence – and mass incarceration is when millions of people are imprisoned and kept there based on a […]
On February 23, the White House announced a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights,” which it described as “part of a comprehensive blueprint to improve consumers’ privacy protection and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth.” The provisions of the Bill are intended to be advisory and voluntary, rather than mandatory. […]
From the Legal Theory Blog: Prof. Bridget J. Crawford (Pace University School of Law) has posted Taxation, Pregnancy and Privacy (William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article frames a discussion of surrogacy within the context of existing income tax laws. A surrogate receives money […]
Above the Law reports on Justice Scalia’s reaction to the 15 page dossier on him compiled by the students in Fordham Law Prof. Joel Reidenberg’s privacy seminar. Reidenberg usually has his students compile information about him available from free, public sources. This year, after remarks made by Justice Scalia on the issue of privacy, Reidenberg […]
As reported in the November 17, 2008 news release by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. District Court Judge, following the EPIC complaint, has issued a temporary restraining order halting the sale of keylogger spyware. According to the FTC’s complaint, …the Florida-based CyberSpy software, LLC marketed and sold RemoteSpy keylogger spyware to clients who […]