Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Privacy

Banks and Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas: Resolving the Hobbesian Dilemma

By Michael G. Cortina
April
2006
Article
Page 200
Try not to let your bank clients get caught between the conflicting dictates of state and federal privacy laws.

Contending with HIPAA Privacy Standards in Illinois

By Neville M. Bilimoria
August
2002
Article
Page 414
This article reconciles the strictures of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act with Illinois privacy law.

Gravel walkway near home is not within curtilage of home and hence defendant has no expectation of privacy in property visible from the walkway

August
2002
Illinois Law Update
Page 402
On May 28, 2002, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the holding of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois and the defendant's conviction.

Privacy Versus Cyber-Age Police Investigation; The Fourth Amendment in Flux

By Michele M. Jochner
February
2002
Article
Page 70
In last term's Kyllo decision, the Supreme Court restricted police power to use sense-enhancing technology. Here's an analysis of the decision and its implications.

Provisions of Hospital Licensing Act permitting disclosure of patient information within hospital and to hospital’s counsel held constitutional

January
2002
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
On October 18, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court, on direct appeal, reversed the circuit court, holding that the Hospital Licensing Act, 210 ILCS 85/6.17, did not violate the separation of powers doctrine, did not unreasonably violate a patient's right to privacy, and did not constitute impermissible special legislation.

The Legal Risks of Monitoring Employee Conduct

By Spencer R. Wood
March
2001
Article
Page 134
Employers face serious liability risks when they investigate and monitor workers.

Dissemination of secret videotapes or photographs now a Class 4 felony P.A. 91-910

October
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 563
Knowingly videotaping or photographing persons in locker rooms, changing rooms, or hotel bedrooms will soon be a Class A misdemeanor under a new amendment to the Criminal Code.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
June
2000
Column
Page 308
Playing the child-support percentages; ADA news and views; please don't squeeze the luggage; and more.

Use of undercover investigators may constitute claim for invasion of privacy

April
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 196
On January 13, 2000, the First Division of the Appellate Court of Illinois, reversed in part the circuit court of Cook County's judgment in favor of Kmart Corporation.

Monitoring E-mail in the Workplace: Employee Privacy and Employer Liability

By Patrice S. Arend & Kathleen M. Holper
June
1999
Article
Page 314
A look at issues that arise when employers monitor employee e-mail, and suggestions for developing a workplace e-mail policy.

Disclosure of one’s credit card debts to a spouse does not satisfy the publicity element essential to an invasion of privacy claim

March
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 130
On January 4, 1999, the first district of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the holding of the Circuit Court of Cook County, finding that the plaintiff had not satisfied his invasion of privacy claim.

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