Tag Archives: right to privacy
VIZIO TV Settles Charges Of Tracking Viewers’ Data
In last month’s case of FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION et al v. VIZIO, INC. et al, the FTC obtained a stipulated (agreed) settlement with a permanent injunction against, and payment of over $2 million from, Vizio, which is one of the largest television manufacturers in the world. The FTC alleged Vizio acquired from the video displayed … Read More
2016 New California Laws
There are about 800 new California laws that went into effect on January 1, 2016. Here are a few noted by the following topics: Driving Under the Influence – drivers convicted of a DUI (whether alcohol or drugs) in four California counties [Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento & Turlare], under an existing program that will remain … Read More
Is The Right to Privacy Compromised via Emails, Text, Cell Phones or Browsing the Internet?
Dating back to 1789, the Bill of Rights was enacted establishing personal freedoms to protect the public from and thereby limit the Federal Government. Not very long after, the states ratified these laws so these freedoms applied equally to action by state governments. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted in response to … Read More
What are the Rights of Transgender Students in California?
Effective January 1, 2014, transgender students in kindergarten through the 12th grade must be accommodated. The new law prohibits public schools from discriminating on the basis of gender, gender identity and/or gender expression. This means public school students must be allowed to play on sports teams, participate in extracurricular activities and choose which bathrooms and … Read More
Can Police Search Your Cell Phone?
In the current case of DAVID LEON RILEY, Petitioner v. STATE OF CALIFORNIA Respondent (13-132), the U.S. Supreme Court on a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari will review the unpublished Decision of the Fourth District California Court of Appeal and, hopefully, clarify whether the police may seize a cell phone from a person under … Read More
More revealed about the reach of NSA
More has been revealed about the long reach of the National Security Agency. They acknowledged on Wednesday that they can read and store the phone records of millions of US citizens. The phone records of each American are stored in a vast database that the NSA keeps. There are serious concerns regarding our privacy and … Read More
Female inmates sterilized without approval
The Center for Investigative Reporting has found that almost 150 women were sterilized by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation between 2006 and 2010 without state approval. Former inmates and prison staff both say that patients were coerced into being sterilized, and those who were targeted were often pregnant, and were those deemed likely … Read More
2.5 million put at risk from security breaches in 2012
There were about 130 breaches of consumer data in California in 2012, according to a recent report. This put about 2.5 million people at risk. The area that had the most breaches was the retail sector, with financial institutions and insurance providers following on the list. Personal data being compromised is not only newsworthy but … Read More
Supreme Court Ruling Allows DNA Samples After Arrest
The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it is legal for the police to take a DNA sample at the time of an arrest for a serious crime. The ruling came about after a court in Maryland said it was illegal for a police to take Alonzo King’s DNA. King was arrested for felony … Read More