In the Digital Age…. • Can government pass and implement legislature protecting the right to privacy with ICT tools?
Right to Privacy Schools Students Right to Cell Phone Content Article 12 (UDHR) • Schools’ Cell Phone Policies
Case Study • Junior at Tunkhannock High School (Wyoming County, PA) has cell phone confiscated and principal views nude images. • ACLU of PA files lawsuit against the school and Wyoming County law enforcement officials for violations against student’s first and fourth amendment rights.
Issues • School Policies on cell phones • Confiscated phones/school discretion to access cell content • Legal battles between parents and schools • Lack of Legislation/protecting right to privacy with ICT technology
Areas of Immediate Focus • Enacting/implementing legislation that supports privacy rights with ICT tools • School policies / level of authority with confiscated phones • Improved technology for ALL cell phone models with enhanced security features
Short Run Solutions • Be smarter —research phone options with security features that are screen password accessible -- Remove Sims card or phone battery
Looking Ahead • ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of PA is active with a PA lawsuit and feels cell privacy is important. • Parents need to PRESSURE schools NOT to violate privacy rights. • Students need to be better EDUCATED with cell content consequences.
What’s at Stake? • Do you believe that students should hand over their privacy rights when they enter school grounds? • Are schools justified at viewing cell contents for cell policy infractions?