Privacy Rights

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

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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School Lockers: What Can a Teacher Search?

Though it's legal for a school to search a locker without a warrant, there are limitations to determine when they can and can't.

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Can the Police Search Your House Without a Warrant?

Under certain circumstances, the police can lawfully search your house without a warrant based on four exceptions to the rule.

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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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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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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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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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Can You Be Sued for Sending an Email?

One little email sent from a Gmail user not only received a reply, but resulted in a lawsuit against Google. Outrageous as it might sound, it can…

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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. Find out what to…

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What Do the FTC Endorsement Guidelines Mean for Bloggers and Small Business Owners?

With the realization of how important social media has become and will continue to be in consumer decisions, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has…

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