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July 3rd, 2011
In re Google Inc. Street View Electronic Communications Litigation: Radio Communications and Privacy by Convention
N.D. Cal.’s Chief Judge Ware has permitted the Wiretap Act claims against Google to go ahead in the consolidated litigation over the collection of Wi-Fi data by Google’s Street View vehicles. Google attempted to argue that it could not be held liable under the Wiretap Act because the collected data ...
March 29th, 2011
Overview of Lewton Parents who are concerned about their child’s well being might use hidden electronic monitoring devices such as hidden audio recording devices and nanny cams. Unfortunately, parents who use these devices may unwittingly violate federal and state law. In Lewton v. Divingnzzo (PDF), a mother was convicted of ...
December 23rd, 2010
On December 14, 2010, the Sixth Circuit held that a search warrant is required before the government can engage in search and seizure of emails stored by an internet service provider (ISP). The government directed—without a warrant for probable cause—an ISP, NuVox, to “preserve” all Steven Warshak’s future emails without Warshak’s ...
December 3rd, 2010
In May 2007, at the Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, Google launched Street View, a program allowing users to navigate panoramic images of thousands of street level locations. Advocating for mapping efficiency via technological innovation, Google aspired to “provide users with a rich, immersive browsing experience in Google Maps, ...