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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...

Lawsuit Against PC Renter Raises Privacy Questions

PITTSBURGH - (AP) You didn't pay your bill. We need our computer back. And here's a picture of you typing away on it, the computer rental company told a client as it tried to repossess the machine. Those allegations appear in a federal lawsuit alleging that the firm, Atlanta-based Aaron's...

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal over Facebook Beacon Privacy Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) In its Nov. 4 order list, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in a petition regarding the settlement of a privacy class action over Facebook Inc.’s short-lived “Beacon” program, with Chief Justice John Roberts noting that although there...

AbbeySpanier LLP: Email Privacy Rights Upheld Against Google

A district court in California joined a growing number of other courts in finding that Google may not hide behind the “ordinary course of business” exception found in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510, et seq. , to scan its users’...