Sunday, December 31, 2017
Looks like everyone is on vacation.
Not everyone sees it this way.
More on a case and opinion previously noted on this site. It’s a useful short version or recap for those who didn’t follow the case. Max Miller reports:
A trio of Wyoming Supreme Court decision released Dec. 19 have established an avenue for plaintiffs to collect damages for privacy invasion in the Cowboy State for the first time.
In the cases, Casper area residents Steve Winn, Audrey Kinion and Gretchen Howard had separately filed suit against defendant Aaron’s Sales and Leasing, franchised by Aspen Way Entertainment, Inc.
The rent-to-own company had invaded their privacy, the plaintiffs asserted, by renting them laptop computers which came with software pre-installed to track physical location, monitor key-strokes, capture screen shots and remotely activate the devices’ webcams.
Read more on Cody Enterprise.
[From the article:
First in Natrona County Circuit Court, and then in Wyoming’s Seventh District Court before judge Catherine Wilking, Aspen Way argued successfully that Wyoming law recognizes no such right to privacy and therefore the consumers lacked standing to sue.
The Supreme Court decision reverses those findings, and sends the cases back to Circuit Court for further adjudication.
The decision, written by Justice William Hill, due to retire in February, finds that many other jurisdictions recognize a right to privacy even in the absence of specific legislation codifying such a right.
Anything here suggest they won’t keep doing it?
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