Lawsuit Accuses Pa. School District of Spying

Kara Reeder

The Lower Merion School District of Ardmore, Pa. is facing a lawsuit that alleges spying on students and families by activating webcams on school-provided laptops, according to Computerworld.

 

Michael and Holly Robbins claim they first found out about the alleged spying at the end of last year after their son was accused of "improper behavior in his home" and shown a photograph taken by his laptop.

 

For its part, the school district denies spying on students, but does admit the cameras could be turned on without the user's knowledge as part of a security feature.

 

The suit accuses the school district of violating the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act, as well as other federal and state statues. The family is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, and they want the court to issue an injunction preventing the district from activating students' laptop cameras.



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Feb 19, 2010 1:33 AM Himself Himself  says:

If you have the money and your don't have a lawsuit cooking on some level or another to stop these monsters, your not paying attention to your child's future.

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Feb 19, 2010 2:33 AM THIRD PARTY THIRD PARTY  says:

THESE SCHOOL OFFICIALS SHOULD BE SHOT AND OR HUNG IN THE TOWN SQUARE.TO INFRINGE ON ONES PRIVACY,OR WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WAS SPYING.DEATH BY HANGING ( TREASON).THESE LITTLE SOCIAL BRIAN WASHING CLINICS,YOU CALL SCHOOLS ARE GETTING WAY OUT OF HAND.THIS IS THE NEW WORLD ORDER AT WORK- PROPAGANDA..

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Feb 19, 2010 5:11 AM bill bill  says: in response to THIRD PARTY

why isnt main stream meida covering this..this is big news, far more important then TIGER WOODS saying "i sorry i have a penis and like women"....ohh wait, i forgot the new outlets are controlled by the same group who runs the schools..  :slaps head" duh...

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Feb 19, 2010 6:32 AM Hall Monitor Hall Monitor  says:

This story made http://detentionslip.org !  Check it out for all the crazy haedlines from our schools.

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Feb 19, 2010 10:18 AM Rage Rage  says: in response to THIRD PARTY

I agree..Death is the only soloution for these scum..Our children are our children..Not their property.

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