Privacy Rights

Learn about your evolving rights during the Information Age, and get guidance on what's protected vs. what's not.

Confidentiality Agreements – Do They Work?

A good non-disclosure agreement knows what it protects, why it needs to be protected and limits the damage when disclosure occurs.

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Social Media and the Law 5 Things You Need to Know

Various social media legal issues arise when website users share content online across different platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,…

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How Private are your Medical Records?

Whether medical records are computerized, online, or simply on paper, there is always an element of human error and the danger of misappropriation.…

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Can You Be Sued for Sending an Email?

A case of nasty emails and one company's desire to track down the sender offers a lesson in your first amendment rights.

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What's the Deal with Lie Detectors?

The history and current world-view of lie detectors.

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What does HIPAA mean for your privacy?

Here's how HIPAA can and does protect you.

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When can the police search the trunk of a car?

The fourth amendment, as it is generally understood, protects you from unreasonable search and seizure. But, what happens if you get pulled over by a…

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Are Literary Parodies Protected Under the First Amendment?

What if you decided to rewrite F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby? Good luck with that. But wait: your protagonist is not Nick…

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2 Live Crew, Weird Al Yankovic, and the Supreme Court on Parody

Fair use is a legitimate defense if you meet four criteria.

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When Can the Police Stop and Frisk You on the Street?

A look at the history of "stop and frisk," and the circumstances required to make its use legal.

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