Category: Legal Issue: Private Information

Bill outlawing release of illegal recordings flawed?

A bill on its way to the Governor may not outlaw all disclosures of illegally recorded communications with medical providers. AB 1671 by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) would amend the Penal Code to add: A person who...

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Governor vetoes military surplus transparency

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed AB 36 by Assembly Member Nora Campos (D-San Jose), which would have required local agency governing bodies with authority over law enforcement agencies to approve in an open session...

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High Court: Police Need Warrant to Search PDAs

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday that police may not search the cellphone, tablet computer or other personal digital device of an arrested person without first obtaining a warrant, reports Adam Liptak for the New...

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Free Speech, Whistleblowing, Public Information

FREE SPEECH Court: California privacy law gives Internet opinions on public issues not just the right to be wrong, but also to stay anonymous Study: Surprise! Supreme Court justices’ support for free speech depends on the...

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