United States: The “Pocket Dial,” Wiretapping and a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy – Susan Brenner

31 07 2015

Pocket DialThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit recently issued an interesting opinion in a civil suit:  Huff v. Spaw, 2015 WL 4430466 (2015) [pdf]. The court began its opinion by explaining that “[t]his case requires us to consider whether a person who listens to and subsequently electronically records a conversation from an inadvertent `pocket-dial’ call violates Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Street Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. § 2510 et seq. (`Title III’).”   Read the rest of this entry »





Up Periscope, the rise of Twitter’s live streaming app – Ellis Schindler

31 07 2015

twitter-_-periscopeIt’s not much of an exaggeration to say that social media is starting to dominate everyday life. You can capture your every thought and activity in a status, photograph or video and broadcast it to family, friends and random strangers, if that kind of thing takes your fancy. Read the rest of this entry »