The Right of Privacy in Data Stored in "Cloud Computing"

Cloud computing is an emerging area, but what privacy rights do users have? The Electronic Communications Privacy Act and its component, the Stored Communications Act, are difficult enough to apply to regular computers and e-mail. What are the rules for cloud computing? Do the statutes need to be amended...

Privacy And Surveillance: Posner On Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Co.

By Steve C. Posner, Attorney, Posner Law Firm When is notice to a government employee that an employer may conduct surveillance of employee communications sufficient under the Fourth Amendment? What are the Fourth Amendment privacy rights of third parties with whom the government employee has communicated...

Invasion of Privacy? - Federal Government Secretly Monitored Personal Webmail

By Peter S. Vogel A group of nine scientists and doctors recently sued the US government claiming that their personal Gmail accounts were under federal surveillance which led to harassment or dismissal for Food & Drug Administration (FDA) employees who were whistleblowers. The Washington Post...