Hot Docs: New ruling bypasses SCA protections for Facebook posts

Jul 12, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

In a new ruling, a California court of appeals invented a way to bypass SCA protections over private Facebook posts through compelling a party to provide consent.

Law firm hires PI to spy on 12-year-old girl’s Facebook page

May 8, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The opposing counsel in a dog bite lawsuit hired a private investigator to pose as a Friend of a 12-year-old girl to collect information from her Facebook page.

Google sued for bypassing cookie-blocking security features

Mar 13, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Google is being sued for circumventing a security feature built into the Safari browser that prevented third-party tracking cookies, such as those used by Google.

Your employer can get your personal information, but not it’s own?

Oct 4, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

As strange as it sounds, employers have more access to their employees’ personal information on employer computers than employer data on private computers.

Cyberlaw: How your employer can track you and how it can’t

Sep 26, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

With more people using employer resources to communicate, there are more opportunities for snooping than ever. And employers aren’t restricted the way the government is.

Cyberlaw: Real-time cell tracking data and the Fourth Amendment

Sep 19, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

A federal judge ruled that the government couldn’t obtain real-time cell-phone tracking data on an individual without a warrant. What tracking data can it get?

Facebook and the Stored Communications Act: What’s protected? (part 2)

Sep 13, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

The SCA was enacted in 1986 and never anticipated the prevalence of social media. The protections it provides against state intrusions seem wholly inadequate.

Facebook and the Stored Communications Act: What’s protected? (part 1)

Sep 6, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Stored Communications Act (SCA) was enacted in 1986 and never anticipated the prevalence of social media in America. Still, the SCA offers some privacy protections.

Ruling requires warrant to obtain cellular location records

Aug 31, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

A federal judge ruled last week that a warrant is needed to get cellular data logging the caller’s location over a 113-day period. What does this mean for the future?

Cell Site Location Information

Sep 8, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The 3rd Circuit on Tuesday September 7th handed down a much anticipated decision dealing with the Governments attempts to get cellular network positioning information without a warrant