WY recognizes invasion of privacy cause of action from Restatement of Torts for rental company’s tracking software on rented computers

Aspen Way leases computers in Wyoming. “The complaints each generally alleged that Aspen Way installed software on Plaintiffs’ leased computers, without Plaintiffs’ knowledge, that enabled Aspen Way to track the leased computers’ locations, remotely activate the computers’ webcams, and capture screen shots and key strokes.” The court follows the Restatement of Torts and finds that the complaint stated a cause of action for invasion of a reasonable expectation of privacy. Howard v. Aspen Way Enters., 2017 WY 152, 2017 Wyo. LEXIS 159 (Dec. 19, 2017). So, if the police know about Aspen Way’s records, they could subpoena a customer’s computer keystrokes and webcam through them?

Two men were with bicycles in Topeka in an alley talking to each other. As officers approached, one brandished a gun. A frisk of both was reasonable. United States v. Hartz, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205595 (D. Kan. Dec. 14, 2017).*

The stop here was consensual and required no justification. A warrant check produced an outstanding warrant that led to arrest. United States v. Ford, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204924 (W.D. Tenn. Nov. 2, 2017).*

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