E-Reader Privacy

The transition from paperback to digital reading flicks through a number of issues, with privacy being a top concern. E-reader brands like Kindle, Barnes and Nobles, Kobo, Sony, Google Books and many others have varied rules when it comes to:

  • Tracking searches for books on devices
  • Tracking which books are purchased
  • Tracking when and where e-books are read

What are the legal implications of these types of monitoring?

In the event of a court case involving the purchaser or reader, these organizations can hand over the tracked data to law enforcement and also marketers.

E-readers furthermore are capable of packing thousands of books and personal information on a small device. With all this information stored, law enforcement officers are able to gain key insight into a person’s belief for example, such as their religious or political views.

Lawsuits or legal proceedings are often a precursor to privacy concerns. Find out if the information retrieved can be used as demonstrative evidence during trials. Call John R. Grasso at 401-272-4001 to learn more.

Even though there’s legal jargon including privacy policies and terms of agreement following the purchase of a device or e-book, many readers skip the lingo, and get on to what the device was meant to do – read a good book or magazine.

Key Notes:

In order for Governments to obtain disclosure of a suspect’s personal records, a court order needs to be requested – backed by gripping evidence. The owner would also be notified of this request. The same prerequisites exist for disclosure to third parties.

John R. Grasso helps individuals get compensation for violation in privacy agreements. If you’ve had a breach in privacy stemming from an e-reader purchase or use, and aren’t sure where to go, contact John R. Grasso today.

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