[caption id="attachment_34261" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Privacy laws haven't kept up with changes in technology, says Sen. Arlen Specter."]Privacy laws haven't kept up with changes in technology, says Sen. Arlen Specter.[/caption]

Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., is pushing for new federal laws on electronic privacy as a school district in his home state struggles with a lawsuit over attempts to locate missing laptops by turning on webcams remotely—something that could have enabled it to record students at home.

Specter said at a field hearing of a Senate subcommittee March 29 that he believes existing wiretap and video-voyeurism...

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