Privacy Law

1114 ABA Journal Privacy Law articles.

Lawyers Probed in ‘Pretext’ ID Theft

Updated: Lawyers throughout the country reportedly may be investigated as part of a Washington state-based probe of an alleged scheme in which a local firm, BNT Investigations, was hired by…

Web Host Shuts Down 100s of Sites Due to Hacker Attack

Fasthosts has been forced temporarily to shut down hundreds of websites, after computer hackers penetrated the “master database” and apparently stole some private customer information including passwords, addresses and bank…

Hackers Hit Duke Law School Site

Computer hackers broke into a website at Duke University School of Law, and may have stolen social security numbers and other confidential information for as many as 1,400 or more…

Have Law, Will Travel

New breed of firms provides lower-cost, high-skill help

Conviction for Sex With Bike Sparks Freewheeling Debate

Caught in the midst of a sexual act, behind a locked door in his own bedroom with … his bicycle, a 51-year-old Scottish man is now a convicted sex criminal.

Are Planned Facebook Ads Illegal?

Innovative new advertising planned on the Facebook social networking Web site could be illegal, depending on how far it goes in linking targeted individual advertising to what the recipient’s friends…

Big Brother in Britain: Going Too Far?

Big Brother isn’t just watching these days in much of Britain. He’s telling people what to do.

“Pick it up!” an authoritative voice booms, for instance, when pedestrians near a…

Judge Allows NASA Background Checks

A federal judge has refused to halt background checks for 28 workers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

U.S. District Judge Otis Wright of Los Angeles refused…

New Practice Area: Data Security

An epidemic of computer laptop thefts has helped launch a new area of legal practice: data security.

Between 600,000 and 1.5 million laptops are stolen annually, and an increasing number…

LA Trend: More Confidentiality Contracts

Hollywood’s entertainment and business elite are, of course, perennially concerned about privacy. But ever-more-stringent efforts are now being made to safeguard from public scrutiny the personal lives of Los Angeles…

Va. Tech Gets Gunman’s Mental File

Frustrated by federal privacy law that protects student mental health records from disclosure even after the subject’s death, a Virginia Tech advisory panel reviewing the on-campus massacre of more than…




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