Tag Archives: online

California Town Considers Posting Names of Drunk Drivers Online

The community of Huntington Beach, considered a suburb of Los Angeles, is considering posting the names of suspected drivers online. The names would be listed on the website of the police department. According to a member of the police department,…

Are New Internet Privacy Laws on the Horizon?

Post by Randall Ryder The House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet has completed a draft of legislation that would outline new parameters on internet privacy. Internet privacy is a hot topic right now, given the recent uproar surrounding Facebook’s…

Are Online Comments No Longer Anonymous?

Post by Randall Ryder In a recent case, the Third Circuit of Appeals ruled that an Illinois newspaper must reveal the identity of an anonymous commentator.  Going forward, will this change the way newspapers and individuals approach online comments? The case…

Will Facebook’s Privacy Policy Cause Users to Close Their Accounts?

Post by Randall Ryder Social media giant Facebook has been under fire in recent weeks for concerns about another privacy policy. In the last few months, Facebook has made a number of changes to their privacy policy. For the most part,…

Is Online Activity Likely to Lead to Lawyer Misbehavior?

 Post by Randall Ryder More and more lawyers are getting in trouble for things they have done online. Are lawyers asking for sanctions by posting comments online? A recent article points out a number of situations where lawyers have been negatively…

Criminal Charges Against Nurse Who Encouraged People to Kill Themselves

A Minnesota nurse who allegedly encouraged people to commit suicide in online chat rooms is now facing criminal charges. The Defendant, who is a man, apparently posed as numerous alter egos online and offered people advice on how to commit…

Senators Criticize Facebook Security Policy

Three Democratic Senators held a press conference last week to criticize Facebook’s new information policy, which allows Facebook to share more information to third parties without user’s consent. The new privacy setting requires users to opt-out, rather than opt-in, to…