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  • Bounds of Privacy in Public Locations -- What is Legal?
      by HG.org

    Anyone who has walked down a public street, driven a car, entered a store, or engaged in virtually any other activity outside of their own home has undoubtedly been recorded. Sometimes the surveillance is obvious and other times it is not. So, what are the bounds of privacy and how far can private entities or the government go in surveilling someone without a warrant while they are in a public place?

  • Facebook Establishes Policy for Memorial Pages

    Few people have ever asked themselves the question, “who will manage my social media accounts after I die” but Facebook may have changed that.

  • Where Is It Legal to Put Surveillance Cameras?
      by HG.org

    In an increasingly surveillance-based society, it may seem that cameras are everywhere around us. If you look around, you may find cameras in unexpected places that you pass on a daily basis. But, how far can all of this surveillance go? Are there places that cameras are not allowed? Where is it legal to put surveillance cameras?

  • 10 Privacy Laws To Speed Read Before You Record Your Ex

    When facing a contested divorce situation, husbands and wives are tempted to record each other with the hope to improve their individual divorce outcome. This article is a reminder that while your high tech gizmo may enable you to intercept some valuable dirt on your ex, privacy law likely prohibits it.

  • Do You Have a Right to Privacy?
      by HG.org

    Frequently, we hear people refer to a right to privacy, and many surveys even show that most Americans even believe that it is a specific right under the Constitution (though they cannot agree as to which amendment it is). In reality, there is no amendment that specifically protects privacy, though it has been recognized in several U.S. Supreme Court cases.

  • Secret Court Ruling Explains Government's Legal Justification for Warrantless Collection of Phone Data
      by HG.org

    Since the revelation by former government contractor, Edward Snowden, that the federal government had been spying on US citizens for years, the opinions of both the public and a number of elected officials have shown strong disapproval for this conduct.

  • Defamation: What it is and How to Deal with It
      by HG.org

    Defamation is when someone tells one or more persons an untruth about you, and that untruth harms your reputation. Defamation is the general term, while slander and libel refer to particular types of defamation. Libel is a written defamation, and slander is verbal. There are three key factors to consider when deciding whether a defamatory statement should be taken to court.

  • The Liability of Recording Others

    Though many people today take advantage of modern technology and record meetings or conversations for their own purposes or preservation, it would behoove them to know about the liabilities listed in the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act.

  • Chick-Fil-A, Thomas Menino, and the First Amendement – Interview with Dustin Hecker

    On the 20th of July, Boston mayor Thomas Menino sent Dan Cathy, President of Chick-Fil-A, a strongly worded letter discouraging him from expanding his enterprise into his city. Proponents of both figures hastily emerged to voice their opinions on this issue. It seems that the scale ultimately tipped in favor of Cathy, as evidenced in Chick-Fil-A’s record breaking sales in the aftermath known as “appreciation day.”

  • The Importance of Guarding Privacy During Divorce

    When a married couple decides to separate, they will be required to make numerous decisions regarding their future lives apart from one another. Some of the most highly contested decisions involve the division of property and the spousal maintenance that one spouse pays to the other. These decisions can become so heated that spouses have been known to use every bit of information to gain an advantage over the other.


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