The 20-year old University of Tennessee student who hacked Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin's email was indicted this week by a grand jury. David C. Kernell face a $250,000 fine and up to five years in prison if convicted of unlawfully accessing Palin's personal email and posting its contents on the Web site 4Chan.
Kernell is the son of a prominent Tennesee Democrat. Some had accused the Alaskan governor of using her personal email for government business, a claim never proven. Read more in PC Magazine.
This case raises several online consumer issues:
Whether you use your personal or work email for clients, is what you type and save really confidential? Just how much privacy do you have in the workplace? Attorney Bill Martucci discusses this topic with host Angela Wilson.
Another issue with hijacked email is identity theft. What should you do if you think your ID was taken? How can you prevent it? We have the answers!
What if you share a confidential document subject to copyright and it is illegally posted online? Copyright law is the focus of this Law in Your Life podcast with attorney Annette Heller.