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Peter S. Vogel: Oops - Google Found Street View Wifi Data
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Google confessed to U.K. officials that Google still has Street View unprotected wifi data collected before 2010 in spite claims that such data had been destroyed. On July 27, 2012 Peter Fleischer (Google's global privacy counsel... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Warrantless Tracking of Cell GPS Upheld by 6th Circuit
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel No warrant was required to track a drug dealer's GPS locations from cell phones since the defendant "did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the data emanating from his cell phone that showed its location."... Read More

Privacy Law Speech at Virtual LEGALTECH
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

Please join me at 1pm CDT on June 14, 2012 for my online speech entitled "Privacy - Social Media, Internet & BYOD" which is FREE (including ethics credit!), all you have to do is register at Virtual LEGALTECH (please use "Privacy614"... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Is Privacy at Risk with Mobile Purchases?
Posted on 24 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

Privacy is not mentioned in the recent announcements by many large retailers for use of mobile apps for credit and debit card purchases . However, consumers' GPS data linked to mobile devices will likely lead to less privacy. In early August, 2012... Read More

Invasion of Privacy? - Federal Government Secretly Monitored Personal Webmail
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Google Did Not Violate U.S. Law When Collecting Wifi Data
Posted on 11 May 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Google was fined $25,000 for not cooperating with an investigation regarding Google's collection of unencrypted wifi data when taking Street View pictures from 2006-10, but the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reported... Read More

Invasion of Privacy - The Path App Controversy
Posted on 1 Mar 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Path confessed that it took users' address book data without permission when the app loaded and admits it "made a mistake." Path's app runs on the iPhone and Android and according to Path's Story : Path dreamed... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: 88% of American Adults Have Cell Phones - Easy Access to GPS Data?
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

GPS location data on cell phone accounts for virtually every adult in the US based on Pew Research recent report that an astonishing 88% of US adults have cell phones . Whether a search warrant will be required for GPS data appears to be changing very... Read More

Peter S. Vogel on the Internet Privacy Bill of Rights
Posted on 2 Mar 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Privacy is a hot topic for users of Facebook, Google, and other Social Media sites, so the White House has proposed the following Bill of Rights for legislative consideration: 1. INDIVIDUAL CONTROL: Consumers have a right to exercise... Read More

  • Blog Post: Invasion of Privacy - The Path App Controversy

    By Peter S. Vogel Path confessed that it took users' address book data without permission when the app loaded and admits it "made a mistake." Path's app runs on the iPhone and Android and according to Path's Story : Path dreamed up and realized the Smart Journal-a journal that's...
  • Blog Post: Peter S. Vogel on the Internet Privacy Bill of Rights

    By Peter S. Vogel Privacy is a hot topic for users of Facebook, Google, and other Social Media sites, so the White House has proposed the following Bill of Rights for legislative consideration: 1. INDIVIDUAL CONTROL: Consumers have a right to exercise control over what personal data companies collect...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Peter S. Vogel: Google Did Not Violate U.S. Law When Collecting Wifi Data

    By Peter S. Vogel Google was fined $25,000 for not cooperating with an investigation regarding Google's collection of unencrypted wifi data when taking Street View pictures from 2006-10, but the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reported that Google did not violate any US laws. The FCC's...
  • Blog Post: Privacy Law Speech at Virtual LEGALTECH

    Please join me at 1pm CDT on June 14, 2012 for my online speech entitled "Privacy - Social Media, Internet & BYOD" which is FREE (including ethics credit!), all you have to do is register at Virtual LEGALTECH (please use "Privacy614" as your code when you register). Here's...
  • Blog Post: Peter S. Vogel: Oops - Google Found Street View Wifi Data

    By Peter S. Vogel Google confessed to U.K. officials that Google still has Street View unprotected wifi data collected before 2010 in spite claims that such data had been destroyed. On July 27, 2012 Peter Fleischer (Google's global privacy counsel) sent a letter to Steve Eckersley (head of enforcement...
  • Blog Post: Peter S. Vogel: Is Privacy at Risk with Mobile Purchases?

    Privacy is not mentioned in the recent announcements by many large retailers for use of mobile apps for credit and debit card purchases . However, consumers' GPS data linked to mobile devices will likely lead to less privacy. In early August, 2012 the New York Times reported that Starbucks teamed...
  • Blog Post: Peter S. Vogel: 88% of American Adults Have Cell Phones - Easy Access to GPS Data?

    GPS location data on cell phone accounts for virtually every adult in the US based on Pew Research recent report that an astonishing 88% of US adults have cell phones . Whether a search warrant will be required for GPS data appears to be changing very quickly. With the support of the American Civil...
  • Blog Post: Peter S. Vogel: Warrantless Tracking of Cell GPS Upheld by 6th Circuit

    By Peter S. Vogel No warrant was required to track a drug dealer's GPS locations from cell phones since the defendant "did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the data emanating from his cell phone that showed its location." On August 14, 2012 Justice John Rogers of the US...