Aug 102016

Fiona O’Cleirigh reports: The UK’s top intelligence court has ordered Police Scotland to pay £10,000 to a former officer after finding that the force unlawfully obtained his communications data, as well as that of other officers. In the 8 August 2016 judgement, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which heard the case in Scotland on [Read More…]

Jul 062016
 July 6, 2016  U.S., Workplace, Youth & Schools Comments Off on EFF and ACLU-led Coalition Opposes Dangerous “Model” Employee and Student “Privacy” Legislation

Jamie Williams of EFF writes: EFF, ACLU, and a coalition of nearly two-dozen civil liberties and advocacy organizations and a union representative are urging the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to vote down dangerous model employee and student privacy legislation. The bill, the Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act (ESOPPA), [Read More…]

Jun 282016
 June 28, 2016  Laws, U.S., Workplace Comments Off on Colorado Law Grants Employees Right to Access Personnel Files

Jason C. Gavejian writes: Beginning January 1, 2017, employees in Colorado will now have a right to inspect and copy their personnel files.  Prior to this law, Colorado had no law granting private-sector employees access to their personnel records. Under the new law, upon a current employee’s request, an employer must [Read More…]

Jun 222016
 June 22, 2016  U.S., Workplace 1 Response »

(From Press Release From Katehi’s Legal Team) The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has made a controversial determination that UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi does not have the right of privileged communication with her attorney during the course of an already compromised investigation launched in late April. [Read More…]