Posted Aug 17, 2010 11:26 pm CDT
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.
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”