Privacy Law

1123 ABA Journal Privacy Law articles.

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…