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2014-08-05 04:21:05

Americans are more sensitive when it comes to searches of their personal electronics than other personal effects NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The right to privacy (or lack thereof) and the protection from unreasonable searches have been under increased discussion over the past year, triggered, in part, by revelations of widespread NSA surveillance practices. While online privacy has been the latest front in this battle, Americans continue to have widely diverse opinions on what...

2014-07-02 16:23:33

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

Facebook Fights Manhattan DA Over Demands For User Accounts
2014-06-27 10:18:20

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The New York Times reported on Thursday that social media giant Facebook is facing off with the Manhattan district attorney. The fight reportedly revolves around the government's demand for the contents of hundreds of Facebook accounts. Confidential legal documents, which were unsealed on Wednesday, revealed that the social network has argued that Manhattan prosecutors last summer allegedly violated the constitutional rights of its...

Police Need Warrant To Attach GPS To Cars
2013-10-23 13:36:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled law enforcement officials must first obtain a warrant before they can attach a GPS device to a suspect’s car. This ruling marks the conclusion of a case in which police officers attached a magnetic tracking device to the car of a trio of brothers who they suspected had broken into pharmacies in Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The officers then tracked their car to a RiteAid...

2013-07-30 23:26:57

OlenderFeldman LLP's Christian Jensen explains how the New Jersey decision that individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their cell phone location data could have far reaching consequences across the nation. Union, NJ (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 In a turn that is becoming less and less surprising given the trailblazing nature of the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Court recently ruled in State v. Thomas W. Earls A-53 September Term 2011, 068765 that police must obtain search...

2013-06-06 23:25:12

The U.S. Supreme Court case of Missouri v. McNeely decided that nonconsensual and warrantless blood draws could not usually be conducted, even in the case of a suspected drunk driver. California DUI defense lawyer James Knox of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP applauds this victory for constitutional rights. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion in Missouri v. McNeely (No. 11—1425) on April 17, 2013. The justices decided that police should not be...

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2012-03-13 09:10:05

In order to gain access to comments a 12-year old student allegedly made on Facebook, a school in Minnewaska, Minnesota ordered the student to reveal her username and password for the social networking site.  The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of the student against the Minnewaska Area Schools and Pope County, claiming administrators "violated a middle school student's constitutional rights in two incidents involving Facebook." Facebook comments in question...

Can Law Officers Search Your Cellphone Without A Warrant?
2012-03-02 11:01:08

A US federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that law officers have the right to search a cellphone for its phone number without a warrant, following a recent Indiana case in which prosecutors used evidence that police found on cellphones during an arrest. Abel Flores-Lopez, the arrestee in that case, said police acted illegally when they searched his cellphone for its number. However, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit said in its ruling that even if searching a phone...


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