Aug 092022
 
 August 9, 2022  Posted by  Court, U.S., Youth & Schools

Yes, this is a protected speech/First Amendment issue, but I have always considered attempts to regulate student activity when youth are not at school an over-reach and attempted abridgment of a child’s rights unless the off-campus speech or activity was a threat to do something on school premises. And yes, [Read More…]

Aug 062022
 
 August 6, 2022  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Shira Schoenberg reports: The police cannot test a person’s blood to determine blood alcohol content without that person’s consent, even if the person authorized the blood draw itself, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Friday.  It is well-established law that the police cannot order a blood test without a person’s consent, in [Read More…]

Aug 052022
 
 August 5, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court

Alaina Lancaster reports: Plaintiffs attorneys in a proposed privacy class action against Google are asking a federal judge to order additional sanctions against the tech giant for allegedly failing to hand over documents revealing that the company tracks and collects user data in private browsing mode, an allegation at the [Read More…]

Aug 032022
 
 August 3, 2022  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Natasha Lomas reports: A ruling put out yesterday by the European Union’s top court could have major implications for online platforms that use background tracking and profiling to target users with behavioral ads or to feed recommender engines that are designed to surface so-called ‘personalized’ content. The impacts could be even broader [Read More…]