Privacy Rights

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

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

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 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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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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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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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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