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Another Suit Filed Against School District

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 9, 2011

The sister of a student who received a $175,000 settlement in a case against the Lower Merion School District (LMSD) in Pennsylvania has filed a suit in U.S. District Court alleging that her privacy was invaded due to the remote monitoring of her brother's school-issued laptop, reports myfoxphilly.com. In the seven-count suit, Paige Robbins accuses the LMSD of violating the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Stored Communications Act and Civil Rights Act in addition to Pennsylvania's Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act. In a statement yesterday, the LMSD described the suit as "the epitome of an attempted money-grab and a complete waste of tax dollars."
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