Journal of Information & Privacy Law

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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Baby Steps to Accessing Online Property

By Daniel Bruce, Production Editor on Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Things you post on Facebook, put up on YouTube, save to your Google+ account, store in Dropbox, and many other examples concerning things you own digitally merging with your online media accounts are there for your easy access.  But really, instead of posting a photo on Facebook, you will have far more property rights in…

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The Emerging Trend of Police Body Cameras

By Samantha Singer on Monday, October 26th, 2015

Throughout the country many police departments have begun to implement polices regarding police body-worn cameras.  In light of all the tragic police shootings over the last few years, discussion over the pros and cons of police body-worn cameras are becoming more prevalent as states begin to change policy to accommodate the privacy concerns surrounding this…

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Class Action Lawsuit Concerning MLB’s Broadcast Blackout Policy to Move Forward

By Sean Knoll on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Major League Baseball (“MLB”) currently faces a fan-initiated class action lawsuit concerning its blackout policy for game broadcasts.1 The complaint, initially filed in federal court in New York in 2012, alleged that MLB’s blackout policy violates antitrust laws.2 MLB’s blackout policy prohibits fans that watch games via MLB.tv 3 or MLB Extra Innings 4 from watching…

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The Robert Durst Story and the Fourth Amendment Implications that Follow

By Mirko Akrap, Editor in Chief on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

The Fourth Amendment’s right to privacy can be implicated in many different situations. The HBO documentary, “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” recently revealed an audio recording of Robert Durst seemingly confessing to the murders of three individuals. While one might believe the prosecution’s case will be simple and easy because of…

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Video Surveillance in Public Places

By Sarah Tanaka on Monday, September 14th, 2015

With the proliferation of video surveillance in public, including retail establishments, automated bank teller machines, and road intersection, it is unlikely that an individual’s expectation of privacy in public is reasonable.  Vo v. City of Garden Grove, 115 Cal. App. 4th 425, 449.  However, is this an acceptable standard? Generally, there is no invasion of…

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RadioShack’s Bankruptcy Comes With The Possibility Of Far-Reaching Implications For Its Customers

By Scarlett Olson, Staff Editor on Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Since filing for bankruptcy on February 5, 2015, RadioShack is now in the process of figuring out how to pay off its creditors. The company is auctioning off real estate, trademarks, patents, and other intellectual property, but one of the company’s most valuable assets is the all of the customer data it has collected over…

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