Release of Celeb’s 911 Call Prompts Legislation
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.February 3, 2012
Following the release of a celebrity's 911 call, a California legislator has announced plans to introduce a bill to prevent such calls from being made public, the Los Angeles Times reports. In a statement, Assemblywoman Norma Torres (D-Pomona), a former 911 operator, said, "Everyone has the right to privacy. The unauthorized release of medical records is already illegal; medical emergency calls should also be protected." Meanwhile, a GovInfoSecurity feature highlights concerns from privacy experts, including George Washington University Law School Prof. Daniel Solove, who has raised concerns that the release of such calls violates the right to privacy.