Sep 062011
 September 6, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Last month, a federal judge ruled that an Ohio woman and her boyfriend could sue Absolute Software for capturing sexually explicit images on a laptop she purchased without knowing it was stolen. With the trial set to start within days, the case has settled. Andrew Welsh-Huggins of Associated Press reports:

… A federal judge ruled late last month that because Clements-Jeffrey did not realize the laptop she bought for $60 was stolen, she could argue that she had an expectation of privacy.

Clements-Jeffrey had also sued Springfield police, alleging they illegally disclosed the images and arrested her without a proper warrant.

Springfield city officials and Absolute Software denied the claims.

The lawsuit was settled Tuesday with lawyers saying they couldn’t comment.

Read more on ABC.

h/t, @PrivacySecurity

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