Aug 262014

From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand: We think it is time to ‘name names’ where it is warranted. Our view is that in certain circumstances, the Privacy Act is better served by revealing the organisations that have breached the law. Up to now, we’ve rarely publicly named organisations. It was done [...]

Aug 252014

Kelly Holleran reports: The children of a woman living in a Sugar Land nursing home claim they have been banned from the facility because of postings on social media. Mackey Glen Peterson, Don Leslie Peterson and Lonny Peterson filed a lawsuit July 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division against [...]

Aug 252014

Orin Kerr writes: Last week, a district court considered whether the federal computer hacking statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, applies to a laptop computer not connected to the Internet. The court concluded in Pine Environmental Services v. Carson (D.Mass. August 20, 2014) (Talwani, J.), that the Act does not apply in such circumstances because the [...]

Aug 222014

Back in 2011 and over on, I covered the leak of Labour Party donors by a blogger, Cameron Slater. The database included “a mailing list containing the names and email addresses of about 18,000 supporters and a list of hundreds of recent online donations, complete with names and amounts given.” Slater denied any hacking [...]