Law

Government's Privacy Rights Don't Exceed the Public's

A New Jersey lawsuit shows why gathering metadata is so invasive.

He had a point.

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When it comes to metadata, is turnabout fair play? The New Jersey Supreme Court will decide that question in a fiendishly clever case brought by a libertarian who is demanding the e-mail logs of town officials under the state’s Open Public Records Act.

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