Employee Computer Privacy

Lots of discussion about the Quon case focused on the lack of technology expertise by the Justices on the Supreme Court. Actually, most people labeled them as Luddites. DC Dicta even claims that Chief Justice Roberts writes his opinions in long hand with pen and paper. This issue that I am hoping...

Employee Computer Privacy

Lots of discussion about the Quon case focused on the lack of technology expertise by the Justices on the Supreme Court. Actually, most people labeled them as Luddites. DC Dicta even claims that Chief Justice Roberts writes his opinions in long hand with pen and paper. This issue that I am hoping...

Supreme Court Finds that Employer had Right to View Text Messages

Employer did not violate the 4th Amendment by reviewing an employee's text messages sent from a work pager. US Supreme Court Ruled 9-0, in favor of the Ontario, CA Police Department. The OPD's warrantless audit found Officer Quon had sent or received 456 messages, but only 57 were work-related...

Invasion of Privacy or Cyber Security?

Proposed laws to ease wiretaps on the Internet are now being considered by the US Senate Judiciary Committee, but with widespread pushback from privacy groups . Federal officials have long relied on the wiretap laws to monitor criminals and terrorists, however as we all know fewer and fewer individuals...

Identity Theft for the US Military Requires an Immediate Fix

A recent NY Times report is critical of the military's use of social security numbers (SSN)and birth dates, and how poorly Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is managed. Army intelligence officer turned West Point professor Lt. Col. Gregory Conti co-authored a report entitled " The Military's...