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Wednesday July 22, 2015

No Right To Privacy When You Butt Dial Someone

Not only is it embarrassing to butt dial someone, the courts have ruled that you also have no reasonable expectation of privacy during that call either. You learn something new everyday.

Today in issues we never thought a court would weigh in on: if you accidentally pocket dial someone, pulling the move we all know as "butt dialing," don’t expect anything you say during the call you don’t know you’re making to stay private. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Kentucky ruled yesterday [PDF] that a person who butt dials another party during a conversation doesn’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy.