Getting Smart about Smart-Device PrivacyBy David M. AdlerApril 2016Article, Page 48There have been a range of developments and regulatory actions around the "Internet of Things." This overview identifies risks and suggests some best practices for addressing privacy and security issues raised by these connected devices.
The Two Faces of EavesdroppingBy Ed FinkelJune 2015Article, Page 20The new Illinois eavesdropping law makes it easier to record police in public settings - but it also gives police more power to eavesdrop on citizens' conversations.
Non-consensual distribution of private sexual imagesMarch 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 20The Act makes it a Class 4 felony to intentionally disseminate an image that (1) is private; (2) displays an individual at least eighteen years old who is identifiable in the image; (3) shows a sexual act; and (4) is disseminated without the depicted individual's consent.
What next for eavesdropping law in Illinois?By Janan HannaMay 2014LawPulse, Page 214The Illinois Supreme Court struck down the law that criminalized recording of conversations without all parties' consent. What will replace it, and when?
No civil claims for parental eavesdroppingFebruary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 68The Criminal Code has been amended to preclude civil remedies or causes of action against parents, grandparents, or other guardians for eavesdropping on a minor's electronic communications by accessing...The Criminal Code has been amended to preclude civil remedies or causes of action against parents, grandparents, or other guardians for eavesdropping on a minor's electronic communications by accessing the minor's account if done during the guardian's exercise of supervision while the minor is in their "care, custody, or control."
The Right to Privacy in the School Setting ActOctober 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 504Under the Right to Privacy in the School Setting Act, it is now unlawful for a post-secondary school to request a student's password or other account information for the purpose of accessing that student's social networking account or profile unless the school reasonably believes that the account contains evidence of a school disciplinary rule violation by the student.
Biometric Information Privacy Act passed. PA 095-0994December 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 612On October 3, 2008, Governor Blagojevich signed into law Public Act 095-0994 "the Biometric Information Privacy Act," which regulates the manner in which biometric information can be collected and stored.
R U monitoring employees’ text messages?By Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2008LawPulse, Page 438 An employee had a reasonable expectation of privacy in private e-mail he sent during work hours on his employer-issued pager, the federal ninth circuit rules.
AIDS Confidentiality Act amended. PA 095-0007November 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 576The Illinois General Assembly has changed the AIDS Confidentiality Act concerning informed consent for HIV testing and anonymous access to test results.
Basic “right to privacy” inherently includes interests of secrecy and seclusionFebruary 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 72On November 30, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, and the Circuit Court of McHenry County, granting summary judgment to the insured, Swiderski Electronics, Inc (Swiderski), and holding that the insurer, Valley Forge Insurance Company (Valley Forge), had a duty to defend a breach of privacy action brought against the insured.
Employers’ liability for employees’ loose tonguesBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2006LawPulse, Page 338The Illinois Supreme Court will review an appellate court's ruling that a hospital employee has a "continuing off-shift duty" to keep confidential information about patients confidential.