Keeping Private Public Records Private: Slater v. Arizona Board of Regents

When college or university faculty members are accused of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, the institution is tasked with assessing and investigating the allegations and responding appropriately. The goals may seem straightforward: address the situation, help remedy the effects, and … Continue reading

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Attias v. Carefirst August 10, 2016, Memorandum Opinion

This recent court decision adds to an increasing body of law that makes it harder for data breach victims to win against the companies from whom their data was stolen. According to the U.S. District Court for the District of … Continue reading

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Do Peyton and Ashley Manning Have a Case against Al Jazeera or Charlie Sly?

This past weekend, Al Jazerra published “The dark side: The secret world of sports doping,”[1] a forty-nine-minute news story. Relying on unsworn and dubious statements Charlie Sly made while he was allegedly being secretly recorded, Al Jazeera published Sly’s defamatory … Continue reading

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Federal Take-Down of Revenge Porn Kings

  On February 18, 2015, Hunter Moore, the owner and operator of now infamous revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp.com, pleaded guilty to unauthorized access to a computer, aiding and abetting unauthorized access of a computer, and identity theft. The charges against … Continue reading

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Four Senators Request Hearing on Privacy and Security Issues

  On October 20, 2014, four U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Chairman, Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), and Ranking Member, John Thune (R-SD), of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The letter asked the Committee to hold an information-gathering hearing because “the proliferation … Continue reading

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Why Disclosing Private Information on Facebook Can Get You Sued in Colorado

  Facebook as a Public Forum When we think of logging onto Facebook, we generally associate it with a positive experience. The social network keeps us coming back multiple times a day to catch the latest updates, and we even … Continue reading

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