Privacy Rights

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

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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The Complete Guide to Legally Changing Your Name

Thinking about changing your name? This guide to legally changing your name will help get you started.

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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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Smile! You're on my Cell Phone: Camera Phones and Privacy

The Video Voyeurism Prevention Act was passed in Congress to prevent invasions of privacy. What does this mean? It means you have some rights.

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Social Media and the Law 5 Things You Need to Know

Social media is an excellent way to promote your business, but before you start posting, it's important to understand the potential legal…

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What's the Deal with Lie Detectors?

The history and current world-view of lie detectors.

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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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What Happens to Your Digital Assets When You Die?

Smart phones, tablets, and computers are part of many people’s daily lives. What happens to all of those digital files, photos, and songs when you…

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What Are Your Privacy Rights When You Work From Home?

After a switch to working from home, it's easy to find yourself conducting personal tasks during work time. But what if that personal business is…

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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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