Privacy Rights

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

What's the Deal with Lie Detectors?

The history and current world-view of lie detectors.

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What the Patriot Act means to you and me

George Orwell's 1984 underestimated the year Big Brother would have the technology to invade everyone's privacy. There's no need for loudspeakers or…

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What does HIPAA mean for your privacy?

Here's how HIPAA can and does protect you.

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Georgia v. Randolph: What you need to know about the Fourth Amendment and consent.

Spouses have gotten each other in trouble since Eve gave Adam that first bite of the apple; it still continues today with consequences as far-…

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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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Can the Ten Commandments be Posted on Government Property?

The presidential campaign may be over, but the debate over religion and politics shows no sign of quieting.

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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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Are Blogs Protected under the First Amendment?

Given our history of democracy, one would suspect that blogs would be welcomed with open legislative arms. Yet, this is not the case. Read more to…

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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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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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