The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in City of Ontario v. Quon, an important Fourth Amendment case involving the privacy of electronic communications in the workplace.
Posts about Lawsuits by Professor Daniel J. Solove for his blog at TeachPrivacy, a privacy awareness and security training company.
Unmasking a Judge’s Anonymity: Saffold v. Plain Dealer Publishing Co.
In a very interesting case, Saffold v. Plain Dealer Publishing Co., a state court judge (Shirley Strickland Saffold) is suing the Cleveland Plan Dealer for stating that comments posted on the newspaper’s website under the screen name “lawmiss” originated from a computer used by the judge and/or her daughter. Some of these comments related to […]
The SeaWorld Killer Whale Death Video and the Right to Privacy
Jessica Bennett at Newsweek brought my attention to a story about the family of the killer whale trainer (Dawn Brancheau) who was killed while training the whale at SeaWorld: Brancheau’s family announced this week that they would seek an injunction to protect the release of the death imagery, captured by SeaWorld’s surveillance cameras on Feb. […]
Family Privacy Rights in Death-Scene Images of the Deceased
In Newsweek, Jessica Bennett tells the tragic story about a family being harassed by the spread of death-scene images of their daughter, who was killed in an automobile accident. The photos of Nikki Catsouras were particularly gruesome — Nikki was decapitated in the crash. According to the article, soon after the crash, photos taken by […]
Statutory Damages and the Tenenbaum Litigation
There’s an interesting new podcast up on Intellectual Property Colloquium, and it includes a terrific lineup of guests:
Herring v. United States, the Exclusionary Rule, and Errors in Databases
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Herring v. United States, a case examining whether the exclusionary rule should apply to a search that was based on an error in a database. In particular, due to a negligent error in a computer database indicating that there was an outstanding felony arrest warrant for Bennie […]
Privacy Expectations: Being Seen vs. Being Recorded
An interesting case from the Wisconsin Court of Appeals embodies what I believe is a thoughtful and nuanced understanding of privacy. The case is Wisconsin v. Jahnke, 2007AP2130-CR (Dec. 30, 2008). The case is a criminal prosecution of a man who secretly recorded his girlfriend in the nude, in violation of Wisconsin Statute § 942.09(2)(am). […]
The Lori Drew Trial: Verdict
A verdict has been reached in the Lori Drew case. Kim Zetter reports:
The Lori Drew Case: Why Not Rule on the Motions?
According to Kim Zetter’s account of the Lori Drew trial, Judge Wu has postponed ruling on any of the legal issues until after the jury’s verdict:
The Lori Drew Case: Sarah Drew’s Testimony
Over at Wired’s Threat Level blog, Kim Zetter’s excellent coverage of the Lori Drew trial continues. In this post, she discusses the testimony of Lori Drew’s daughter Sarah: