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Introducing LexisNexis Author Steve Posner’s Blog On Privacy, Surveillance Issues

Hi. I’m Steve Posner and I write LexisNexis’ legal treatise on post-9/11 surveillance and privacy law, Privacy Law and the USA PATRIOT Act, in addition to my litigation practice. After delving into these issues for most of a decade, I think I can coordinate a coherent debate, and I hope...

People Are Concerned About Privacy - But What Kind Of Privacy? (Part 3)

So we've now compared the level of concern about privacy among bloggers and print journalists, and found that bloggers seem more concerned that journalists-or, perhaps, than their editors. We also saw that these two groups of writers are more concerned with financial privacy than medical, and...

People Are Concerned About Privacy — But What Kind Of Privacy? (Part 4)

In late March 2010, differences between European and American privacy law again hit the press. Such differences have been highlighted several times since 9/11, perhaps most publicly during the SWIFT imbroglio of 2005, when the U.S. Treasury Department ordered that international financial transaction...

People Are Concerned About Privacy — But What Kind Of Privacy? (Part 5)

I've compared what I call the "big 3" privacy issues: financial, medical, and communications data. But what other types of information do people consider private, and which of these cause the most concern? One problem with trying to compare levels of concern is that different privacy...

Family Set To Drop Webcam Spying Class Action Against School District

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) A high school student's family that accused a suburban Philadelphia school district of unlawfully spying on students through the webcams of district-issued laptop computers said in a court filing May 11 that it would likely drop its class action claims against the district...