Privacy

March 2, 2024

Maryland’s Proposed Data Privacy Act – Part of a Trend?

The Maryland Online Data Privacy Act of 2024 is currently pending before the General Assembly as HB0567, cross-filed as SB0541. Senate President Bill Ferguson said: “Maryland is a middle-temperament state. We learn from others, we’re often not the first but we aren’t the last, and so we like to learn from what’s […]
July 12, 2023

Revocation of Consent to Search Mirror Image of Laptop

In State v. McDonnell, __ Md. __,  2023 WL 4393297, at *1 (July 7, 2023), the Supreme Court of Maryland held that a person who had consented to seizure of his laptop, as well as to creation of a mirror image, could withdraw consent to search it before the government examined the […]
April 12, 2023

“Juror’s Cellphone Not Subject to Search”

Cell phones have led to thorny legal issues.  For example, in Juror’s Cellphone Not Subject to Search (americanbar.org)(Feb. 21, 2023), Steven B. Chaneles, wrote that, in response to a post-verdict challenge:  “A federal appeals court ruled that a trial judge has no authority to order a search of a juror’s cellphone….” The […]