GPS Tracking and the Fourth Amendment

April 26, 2011

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects against unreasonable governmental searches and seizures. In areas where a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, a search warrant based on probable cause must be obtained by the government prior to the search. The interpretation of the Fourth Amendment is the focus of a recent request…

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Google Fights to Keep Documents Secret in Trademark Appeal

February 23, 2011

Google is famous for bringing all information including private one to the Internet, but now the company hopes to keep several documents secret in a pending appeal. Language software maker Rosetta Stone appealed after a federal judge ruled for Google in a trademark dispute. and now Google presented a lot of redacted documents. It seems…

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Employers can Search your Company Phone, Pager

June 18, 2010

In the first ruling on workplace texting, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that an Employer can search through a company-owned pager, and that this does not violate the employee’s right to privacy. The case of City of Ontario, California vs. Quon described the City’s search of Police Sergeant Quon’s text messages – and discovered…

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