Pennsylvania supreme court says no privacy rights in phone calls

Tom tomwhore@wsmf.org
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 18:08:30 -0400 (EDT)


http://www.politechbot.com/p-02418.html

COURT SAYS NO PRIVACY FOR HOME PHONE CALLS 
A split Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that individuals have no
reasonable expectation of privacy in telephone calls made in their own
home. The judge reasoned that with speakerphones, cell phones and the
like, users have no way of knowing who might be listening in on a
conversation and thus no reasonable expectation that the call will be
private. Majority opinion at

http://www.courts.state.pa.us/OpPosting/Supreme/out/J-52-2000-mo.pdf 

Coverage at: >http://www.law.com/cgi-bin/nwlink.cgi?ACG=ZZZHW8CDOQC