Private lives, jobs, surveillance and voyeurism

Court: If You Use Your Computer For Anything Your Employer Doesn’t Like, You May Have Committed A Crime | Techdirt. 29 April 2011

I have not had the time to check the judgment itself, but the interpretation does not seem to me so upsetting and out of line of what is normally done. A database can only be accessed for the purposes it has been established. Hence, a police officer who looks at the car/plate numbering database for other purposes than investigating a crime will indeed be considered not be authorised. Why should it be different for others?

On a different note, but with similar problems of privacy  in terms of using data, but also collecting it.

As People Realize That There’s Tons Of Mobile Phone Tracking Data Out There, Fingers Start Pointing, TechDirt,  29 April 2011

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
This entry was posted in Countries - UK, Countries - US, Offences - Hacking (unauthorised access), Privacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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