Oct 082014
 
 October 8, 2014  Posted by  Court, Surveillance

Kevin Koeniger reports:

A woman who allegedly pressed record on her co-worker’s “pocket-dialed” call will likely defeat privacy claims, 6th Circuit judges said Tuesday.

Jim Huff, chair of the Kenton County, Ky., Airport Board, said the Oct. 24, 2013, call occurred while he was attending a conference in Italy relating to operations at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Huff sued Carol Spaw, the Erlanger, Ky., woman who answered that call in December 2013, for alleged eavesdropping.

The federal complaint alleges that Huff’s cellphone “accidentally” dialed the airport’s administrative offices, and that Spaw, administrative assistant to the airport’s CEO, answered.

During the alleged 91-minute call, Huff says he spoke with fellow board member and his wife, Bertha, at the conference and in his private hotel room.

Spaw meanwhile allegedly recorded the call, transcribed portions of it and disseminated said portions to an unnamed third party. Huff and his wife say that third party gave the recording and transcript to yet another person.

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