Journal of Information & Privacy Law

The Legality of WikiLeaks: Are they a Patriot?

By Bianca Wright on Monday, December 4th, 2017

As soon as WikiLeaks began releasing confidential documents, the United States administration began to seek ways to not only prevent the release of publication but to also punish those who have provided confidential information. But the thought of WikiLeaks being a patriot seems to have been overlooked. WikiLeaks should be viewed as a patriot. With…

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Cryptocurrency: digital currency or security?

By Quinn P. O’Grady (AKA Peter Bash), Candidacy Editor on Monday, November 27th, 2017

Instead of investing in the stock market, some individuals have turned to investing in digital currencies, otherwise known as cryptocurrency. One of the more well-known cryptocurrencies is Bitcoin. As of 6:40 am on Friday, November 3, 2017, Bitcoin reached $7,454.04 per coin. With the enormous impact that Bitcoin has had on the public, other cryptocurrencies…

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Cryptocurrency: Should it be regulated?

By Matthew J. Roberts (AKA Jared Franklin), Symposium Editor on Monday, November 27th, 2017

One of the major cases regarding the future of Cryptocurrency is the case of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Recoin Foundation, LLC. This case by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has the SEC alleging that Recoin and its members violated multiple sections of the 1993 Securities Act and the 1934 Securities…

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Carpenter v. United States: The Evolving Relationship Between Advanced Technology & Personal Privacy

By Raquel Lee on Monday, November 20th, 2017

In June 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to Carpenter v. United States, a case that will an answer an essential question for our data-driven society: whether a warrantless search and seizure of historical cellphone records revealing location and movements of a cellphone user is permitted by the Fourth Amendment. As of 2016, 95% of…

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DNA Technology Causes Growing Privacy Concerns

By Patrise A. White on Monday, October 30th, 2017

As technology advances there is a growing need for more knowledge. Scientist and doctors search for new ways to cure many diseases. Moreover, law enforcement agencies look for better ways to ensure the person being prosecuted is in fact the individual who committed the crime. No other scientific breakthrough has advanced both of these goals…

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Can Morality Be Found in Artificial Intelligence?

By Patrise A. White on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

As you can imagine over four hundred years ago when Shakespeare included the deus ex machina in his plays, the idea of Artificial Technology was far from his mind. During the 17th Century electricity was still in its infancy, a far cry from the electrical powered world we live in today, and worlds away from…

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Can Your Car Be Controlled By Hackers?

By Drago Putica on Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Imagine you are driving on a highway on a nice summer day when, unexpectedly, the radio turns to a horrible station, your wipers turn on, the heat starts blasting, and you eventually lose all control of your car’s steering and acceleration. This horrible situation can actually become a reality within today’s automotive industry due to…

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Will You Be The Next Social Media Meme?

By Sharifa Heath on Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Will you be the next social media meme? One does not often think about this as they go about their day. Social Media has become the new norm for individuals to share their day to day experiences with the world. The various social media apps have allowed its users to upload pictures, stories, captions and…

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Cell Phone Towers Collect More Information Than You Think

By Amanda Busljeta on Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Exactly how private is your cellphone data? Investigators from Owatonna, Minnesota are currently battling that question with regards to a murder case that involves a 22 year old man found shot dead on June 26, 2016. Two suspects have been charged with second-degree murder, but to help prove the case, investigators filed warrants directed at…

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Yahoo Faces Wave of Data Breach Class Actions

By Corey Varma on Monday, September 26th, 2016

Yahoo was hit with another blow following the revelation that it suffered an unprecedented data breach: a wave of class action suits. This data breach stands to be the largest data breach in history — affecting at least 500 million user accounts. This breach is believed to have been perpetrated by a “state-sponsored actor” in late 2014. Bob…

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