Tags: US | Laptops | Spying | on | Students

Judge Bans Webcam Spying On Philly Students

Friday, 14 May 2010 07:54 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A judge has permanently banned a suburban Philadelphia school district from secretly monitoring students with webcams on their school-issued laptops.

U.S. District Judge Jan DuBois' ruling Friday was similar to a temporary injunction the judge imposed in February after a student sued the district over privacy concerns. The Lower Merion School District acknowledged capturing 56,000 screen shots and webcam images so it could locate missing laptops.

The new ruling says Lower Merion can use other kinds of technology to find laptops but only if parents and students agree to it. The order requires school officials to arrange for the nearly 40 high school students who were unknowingly photographed to see the images, as well as their parents.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ex-Governor Says at Virginia Trial He and Wife Separated

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 19:59 PM

Robert McDonnell, the former Virginia governor on trial for corruption, said he no longer lives with his wife, reinforci . . .

Rasmussen Poll: Most Say Immigrant Kids Shouldn't Get Schooling

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 18:50 PM

Most Americans don't think illegal immigrant children ought to be allowed to attend local schools, a new poll released T . . .

PJ Media's Simon: Jesse Jackson's Ferguson Comments 'Idiocy'

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 17:33 PM

The Rev. Jesse Jackson's claim that there is no justification whatsoever for the shooting of Michael Brown is "idiocy,"  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved