Complaint alleges that comedian and her boyfriend "illegally captured hundreds of hours of audio and video" from their neighbors' backyard Tim Kenneally, provided by Published 12:02 pm PDT, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Kathy Griffin Hit With Invasion of Privacy Lawsuit by Her Neighbors 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Good fences make good neighbors, but bad relations between neighbors can make for some pretty juicy lawsuits. Comedian Kathy Griffin has been hit with a lawsuit by her neighbors, KB Home CEO Jeffrey T. Mezger and his wife Sandra, alleging that Griffin and her boyfriend, Randy Bick, made “repeated and demonstrably unfounded” complaints against the Mezgers, and spied on them. In the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on July 20, the Mezgers say that Griffin and Bick moved in next to them in July 2016 and almost immediately “began to lodge a series of noise complaints with the … [Read more...] about Kathy Griffin Hit With Invasion of Privacy Lawsuit by Her Neighbors
A driver in Missouri is accused of live-streaming video of hundreds of rides without telling his passengers. The driver worked for the Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services in the St. Louis area. He streamed the rides through a live video website called Twitch, which is popular for live-streams of video gaming. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman tells "CBS This Morning" that even though the driver reportedly told some riders the cameras were just for security, he probably didn't do anything illegal. "Missouri, where this took place, is a one-party consent state," Klieman said, referring to laws that allow recording as long as one of the people involved approves. "It was OK, it is totally legal. It means if you and I have a conversation or you're in my car and you're having a conversation — no expectation of privacy. It is legal to be able to do this." Despite that, Klieman says what the driver did is still unsettling. "The live-streaming part is what we would call the ick factor, … [Read more...] about Do you have an expectation of privacy when using a car service?
Salesforce is hunting worldwide for lawyers focused on data privacy. So is Google. Newly public Okta, a San Francisco software firm, also wants to hire a privacy-oriented lawyer. Same with cloud service Twilio. The list goes on. Data privacy, once a second-order subject in Silicon Valley, has rocketed to the fore thanks to a battery of new laws. Europe’s groundbreaking data-privacy rule, the General Data Protection Regulation, took effect in May and requires continuing vigilance. Last month, Sacramento lawmakers piled on with a hastily passed law called the California Consumer Privacy Act directed at companies pulling in at least $25 million in annual revenue. Among the big winners in the scramble to comply? Lawyers and corporate information-technology firms. The issue of privacy “has virtually taken over my practice,” said Cynthia Cole, a special counsel with Baker Botts who is well-versed in Europe’s new GDPR regulations. For example, she said, some of the … [Read more...] about Data privacy rules have big beneficiary: lawyers
www.blackamericaweb.com By Nigel Roberts News of Facebook’s lax security with users’ personal data underscores the need for Black activists to be proactive in protecting their privacy on social media. Facebook is under a microscope for its role in allowing Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm that worked to help elect Donald Trump, to collect and use the personal data of 50 million users. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook violated terms of its 2011 consent decree with the agency in allowing Cambridge Analytica to access the data without users’ knowledge, Bloomberg Newsreported. This news comes against the backdrop of civil rights groups demanding the termination of government surveillance of activists, including those involved in the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition, White supremacist groups have a long history of targeting Black people in hate crimes, which is one theory behind the Austin bombings. … [Read more...] about Facebook Privacy: How Black Activists Can Secure Their Private Data
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Lens Supported by Lens ByJordan G. Teicher July 18, 2018 In the spring of 2016, the global press was abuzz over a new app, FindFace, which let users find someone’s profile on the Russian social media platform VKontakte simply by uploading a photo of that person. When Russian photographer Egor Tsvetkov heard about it, he had to try it. He photographed strangers on the metro in Moscow and St. Petersburg, ran the photos through the app, and within seconds tracked down many of their profiles. Your Face Is Big Data,”photos from the metro alongside the images he found on their VKontakte profiles. “This project could be named as a photo project,” he said via email, “but as for me it exists in the field of media activism.” By documenting an individual’s swift transition from anonymity to … [Read more...] about What Do Facial Recognition Technologies Mean for Our Privacy?