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 May 11, 2010  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

The Associated Press reports that the judge in the Lower Merion School District webcam case says that the FBI can view computer evidence gathered through a lawsuit by the family of one student that accuses the district of electronically spying on students.

Although a number of blogs I’ve read in the past few weeks seemed to think that the case was over after the district released an investigatory report that it both commissioned and paid for, the case is far from over. There is still the Robbins’ family lawsuit against the district and a federal question as to whether the district violated federal wiretap laws. According to the AP:

The judge agreed Monday to let federal investigators view the images recovered as they pursue their grand jury investigation. But the judge wants the privacy of students and their families protected whenever possible.

Read more in the Star Tribune.

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