Matthew Heller comments:
A high-profile privacy lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district that allegedly used remote-controlled cameras on laptop computers to snoop on students may turn out to be a tempest in a teapot unless the plaintiffs can show the district had some voyeuristic purpose.
There is no doubt the district bungled badly by failing to inform parents that the laptops contained security software which enabled its technology staff to take a screen shot of a computer and a webcam image of what is in front of the computer. “This notice should have been given and we regret that was not done,” the district superintendent has admitted.
What still isn’t clear is what injury students suffered from the alleged violations of their 4th Amendment rights by the LANrev software.
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