Legal Cases


Cell Phone Privacy Rights

Supreme Court states police need warrant in some searches of cell phones.

Cell Phones (texting) and Privacy

Police department allowed to search police officer department pager.

E-mail and privacy at work

Employer may not read various e-mail on employers server.

Student Cell Phone Search

School must obtain a warrant to obtain a students cell phone.

Unlocked iPhone Case 

Court orders Apple to build software that allows the FBI to circumvent passcode protections

Freedom of Speech on Social Media

Supreme Court rules violent Facebook posts not threats unless intent.


Largent vs. Reed

Court required woman in lawsuit to hand over her Facebook password to other side in lawsuit.

Private Password Disclosure

1st and 4th amendment rights must be considered when government demands passwords.


Decryption of a Seized Data Storage System – Case 1

Case 1 compliance with warrant may violate 5th amendment rights in child pornography case.

Decryption of a Seized Data Storage System – Case 2

New evidence found (after case 1) by FBI caused court to hold that a warrant was not a violation of 5th amendment in the child pornography case.

Employer liable for workplace web porn

Employers must be vigilant in monitoring technology used by employees.

Employer Collection of Employee Health Data

University employees voice strong concern over privacy rights that they think were violated by their employer

New General Data Protection Regulation in Europe

The GDPR specifies the material and territorial scope of its provisions, the penalties that may be incurred by companies and the conditions for consent that must be met by companies.