TOTAL: {[ getCartTotalCost() | currencyFilter ]} Update cart for total shopping_basket Checkout

Daily Dashboard | Lawsuit Alleges School Spied on Students via Laptops Related reading: MEPs vote to adopt Lauristin's ePrivacy Regulation

rss_feed
PrivacyCore_ad_300x250-01
OneTrust_SmartPrivacy_banner_ads_300x250_20170818_
DPC17_WebBanner_300x250-COPY

The FBI and a Philadelphia-area prosecutor are investigating allegations that a Pennsylvania school official violated a student's privacy by remotely activating a Webcam in his school-issued laptop while he was at home, Computerworld reports. The student's parents filed a lawsuit on February 16 in U.S. District Court, claiming
the assistant principal confronted the teen about "improper behavior" at home and produced a photograph as proof. To do so would violate numerous laws, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act. A spokesperson for the school district has confirmed the Webcams do have a security feature that can be activated if the laptop is lost or stolen, but stressed it would not be used for any other reason. Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Associate Director Lillie Coney said if the accusation is true it would constitute "an outrageous invasion of individual privacy."
Full Story

Comments

If you want to comment on this post, you need to login.