High Court Rebuffs Wider Privacy Rights In Recent Term

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court showed a reluctance to extend privacy privileges beyond rock-solid precedent in its recent term, shooting down a Vermont law that sought to protect doctors' prescription histories from data mining marketers and denying AT&T Inc.'s bid to extend personal privacy protection to corporations.

Technology has muddled definitions for both “privacy” and “free speech,”and they're clashing in a new legal gray area that raises questions about when data collection crosses privacy lines, as in the recently decided Vermont case and in an upcoming case...
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