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In the past year we have learned that the NSA collects information about our phone calls without using a warrant. We have also discovered that the FBI may be asking phone companies to track our calls, that camera-carrying drones are becoming more popular with businesses–and with teenagers who may use them to peer through each [...]

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In the upcoming October term, the Supreme Court will weigh in on the issue of whether police may use GPS tracking devices to watch over the movements of suspected criminals without first obtaining a warrant, or whether such activity violates an individual’s Fourth Amendment rights.  Currently, the Seventh and [...]

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Reason #418 to Think Before Posting

On September 23, 2010 By Sarah Duncan

Every day you hear more reasons to be careful about posting personal or inappropriate information on the Internet because it lasts forever, you never know who might see it, and on and on. People often worry about the professional implications of their Internet activity, but now there is more reason to worry about personal safety.

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On January 19, 2009, Lauren Rosenberg was walking along a section of Utah State Route 224 when she was hit and injured by a driver. Predictably, Rosenberg is suing the driver in tort. Less predictably, she’s also suing Google. How is Google involved, you ask? Well, Rosenberg claims that she wouldn’t [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On December 6, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Sprint providing law enforcement with subscribers GPS information.

Is Wikipedia becoming an oligarchy?

Disabled mayor prepared to bring ADA claim against Disney World for treatment over four-wheeled iBOT at Magic Kingdom. German tourist arrested at same park for making security [...]

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Big Brother's Countdown: Census 2010 via GPS

On July 22, 2009 By JETLaw

The countdown to Census 2010 is upon us, but is the U.S. Census Bureau satisfied with the progress of its quest to go high-tech?

The U.S. Census Bureau is charged with assessing the U.S. population and demographics every 10 years, and the next assessment will occur in 2010. In preparation, 140,000 [...]

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Teenager Contests Speeding Ticket with GPS Data

On February 18, 2009 By JETLaw

Keep your eyes peeled for this one in 2009: a California teenager is trying to get out of a speeding ticket by convincing a court to admit data from his GPS unit. Shaun Malone was pulled over on July 4, 2007, after a [...]

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Trading Privacy in Exchange for Lower Insurance Rates?

On September 19, 2008 By JETLaw

For those who only drive fifteen minutes a day and wish they could pay a lower auto insurance rate, Progressive Casualty Insurance Company may have come up with a solution. Progressive’s MyRate plan, which is now available in seven states, utilizes technology to pro-rate an individual by his or her driving habits. Unfortunately, those [...]

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GPS Assists Law Enforcement but Raises Privacy Concerns

On August 20, 2008 By JETLaw

In 1999, police in Washington State acted on a hunch and attached a GPS unit to a murder suspect’s car. Hoping that the suspect would lead them to the crime scene, the investigators monitored his activities and apprehended him when he returned to the place where he had buried his victim. While the Washington [...]

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