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No Criminal Charges in Case Over School District’s Alleged Webcam Spying on Students

Posted Aug 17, 2010 6:26 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Saying that they could not prove requisite intent, federal authorities today announced they do not intend to pursue criminal charges against those responsible for admittedly taking photos of some students within their homes and elsewhere on webcams embedded in laptop computers issues by a Pennsylvania school district.

However, civil litigation by the families of two students against Lower Merion School District continues over the alleged invasion of privacy, according to the Associated Press and PCWorld.

The school district has now adopted a policy that permits webcams to be activated only with the written consent of students and parents.

Related earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Ballard Spahr Bill Near $750K in Ongoing School Laptop Webcam Case"

ABAJournal.com: "Lawyer in School Webcam Spy Case Wants $418K in Legal Fees Now as Case Continues"

ABAJournal.com: "Student Warned Defendant School Dist. in ‘08 of Potential Webcam Privacy Peril"

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