Defining privacy - and its limits

Monday, 9 April 2007, 11:56 AM EST

A student in a public university dormitory room had a “reasonable expectation of privacy” for his personal computer and its hard drive, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. The decision also found that despite that right to privacy, an administrator in the case under review had the right to conduct a remote search of the computer — without a warrant — because of the circumstances involved.

At Inside Higher Ed.

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