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Supreme Court Holds that Warrantless “Trespass” in Placement of GPS Device on Vehicle Constitutes an Unreasonable Search Violative of the Fourth Amendment

Posted in Privacy Litigation, US Supreme Court

Written by Paul E. Pelletier The Chinese Year of the Dragon started with a bang as the Supreme Court issued a much anticipated ruling in this Fourth Amendment case that was neither brave nor innovative. In United States v. Antoine Jones the Court chose to affirm the district and circuit courts’ Fourth Amendment ruling on… Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Prescription Data Mining Law Arguments

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Written by Dianne Bourque On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments (transcripts here) about whether or not the Vermont data mining law violates free speech by preventing pharmaceutical manufacturers and their sales people from obtaining data on physician prescription habits.  Vermont currently bans the sale, transmission, and use of prescriber-specific data for marketing purposes… Continue Reading

More Detail on Quan Case

Posted in Employee Privacy

My colleague, Martha Zackin, has published a more extensive discussion of the issues before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Quan case – ELB Law Information: Supreme Court to Hear Case re Employer’s Access to Employee’s Text Messages

Supreme Court will review some issues in Quon Case, denied review to other issues

Posted in Employee Privacy

Some additional information on yesterday’s post regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Quon case. The high Court agreed to hear some, but not all of the issues presented by the Ninth Circuit decision in the case. The Court will consider whether a police sergeant assigned to a SWAT team had a reasonable expectation… Continue Reading

Breaking News – SCOTUS

Posted in Legislation

Reuters reports that the U.S. Supreme Court this morning refused to hear an appeal requested by two companies that want a New Hampshire prescription privacy law overturned. According to the article, the high court rejected without comment the request of Verispan and IMS Health, who argued that a law prohibiting companies from using physicians’ prescribing… Continue Reading