Tag Archives: privacy rights

Phone customers can sue U.S. gov’t over eavesdropping

Residential telephone and Internet service customers have standing to sue the federal government over the program of warrantless eavesdropping implemented in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.

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Contract employees’ privacy interests do not prevent a government employer from seeking information, including data on previous drug use, drug treatment, and mental and financial stability, in an employment background check. See “Court upholds job background check despite privacy challenge.” ...

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Did the government violate the privacy rights of federal contract employees by conducting a background investigation into whether they had received treatment or counseling for illegal drug use, as well as asking references for any adverse information about the employees ...

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