Friday, July 24, 2015

Butt Dialing Legal Ruling

"You Are Now Liable for Your Butt Dials":
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati ruled yesterday that somebody who accidentally calls somebody else isn't protected by a right to privacy; whatever the person on the other end hears is fair game. Having a mobile device that everyone knows can trigger calls accidentally means you can be snooped on when the gut-wrenching mistake occurs, the panel of judges decided. Having a butt has never been more dangerous.

This is only the second time a court case has used the phrase "butt dial," as far as Eric Goldman, a law professor at Santa Clara University in California who directs the school's High Tech Law Institute, knows...