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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Sunday, June 05, 2005
A number of sorority sisters in the US have discovered that sometimes a teddy bear can be a trojan horse. In this case, it concealed a video camera but their suspicions were not piqued though the bear seemed to be travelling around their sorority house to get a better angle of the bathroom.
mcall.com - An extreme invasion of privacy:
"At first, the six women of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority house at Moravian College thought little of the teddy bear that appeared in their shared bathroom.
The stuffed animal allegedly belonged to XXXXXXXX, the 26-year-old boyfriend of one of the girls, who had been staying at the house.
But over the course of two weeks in February, the bear reappeared in different locations, at times facing the shower, toilet and other corners of the second-floor bathroom at 1118 Main St., Bethlehem.
It wasn't until XXXXXX's girlfriend wanted to tape a TV show for her sorority sisters that she noticed something suspicious - an unfamiliar tape in the videocassette recorder. She pushed the play button, and images of her bathroom filled the screen...."
I think the moral of the story is that in an age of mini-electronics, you need to be on the lookout for anything suspicious, particularly in your bathroom. Update: I've removed the guy's name since the charges were later dropped.
Labels: information breaches
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