Lower Merion School District settles another webcam-spying lawsuit

    The Inquirer reports that the Lower Merion School District has resolved another lawsuit with a former high school student over its secret monitoring of student laptops.

     

    The Inquirer reports that the Lower Merion School District has resolved another lawsuit with a former high school student over its secret monitoring of student laptops.

     

    In June, 2009 Harriton High School graduate Joshua Levin filed a federal lawsuit filed saying that the school district violated his privacy by capturing webcam photos and screen shots from his school-issued laptop.

    The paper reports that the district paid more than $1.6 million last year to refute allegations that it had spied on high school students with the laptops. Levin’s lawyer said his client’s settlement is higher than the $10,000 payments offered to similarly affected students, but he would not give a precise figure.

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