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Is Your Computer Password Protected by the 4th Amendment or the 5th or Neither?

Can the government compel you to provide your computer password if they think there is illicit material stored in an encrypted part of the hard drive?  If there was ever a case when it seemed like the Constitution was no … Continue reading

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Google Buzz Settlement Requires Bi-Annual Privacy Audits

Google was in the news several times this week.  That in itself is not terribly surprising for the Internet search giant.  One story that was of particular interest to privacy advocates was when the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had … Continue reading

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Privacy Issues in the Cloud Mirror Those in Virtual Worlds

CNET News – Does the 4th Amendment Cover the Cloud? As technology continues to race forward, the law slogs along, years or even decades behind.  This article discusses a student note from the recent issue of the Minnesota Law Review … Continue reading

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