Privacy and Criminal Justice
Police Want Right To See Medical Records Without Consent
want new and expanded rights to access medical records and other
confidential data without an individual's consent, a senior police chief
has told the Guardian.
Sir Peter Fahy, the Greater Manchester chief constable, said the extra access to sensitive data was needed to help police cope with growing numbers of vulnerable people.
Judge Orders Rape Accuser To Turn Over Facebook Account
A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to
turn over access to her Facebook account, providing another example of
social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy
Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier this
week agreed to a request from David Stevens-Parker's defense attorney,
and the judge said he will privately review two weeks of Facebook
postings for any comments related to the alleged rape before deciding
whether any can be used in court.