A ruling issued by a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court could greatly alter the registration requirements imposed on some types of convicted sex offenders. The Opinion handed down in Commonwealth v. Lutz-Morrison, Under an interpretation of the old "Megan's Law" statute a conviction on two or more registration crimes triggers automatic lifetime registration.
The General Assembly in the state of New Jersey passed several bills in 1994 requiring the disclosure of information about convicted sex offenders to the general public. These bills collectively became referred to as Megan's Law, named for Megan Kanka, a murder victim. It was proposed that this compiled information be shared in what's now called a Sex Offender Registry. Even though this registry is of use nationwide, every state's laws regarding sex offenses differ. Therefore, the sex offender registry requirements will subsequently vary as well. Below is information specific to Pennsylvania.
The use of popular peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs may not necessarily prevent your most private and personal information from being compromised. These programs have proliferated over the years and are widely available for a variety of uses, both personal and commercial. According to a report to Congress prepared in May 2005 by the General Accounting Office (GAO) in Washington, D.C., there were in excess of 100 P2P programs available for commercial and non-commercial uses.
Electronic monitoring and the search and seizure of electronic data, such as cell phones and computers, have become a hot topic in recent years. The laws surrounding when - and how - electronic data can be monitored, searched and seized is so complex, the federal government has put forth a guide explaining the process that police and federal agents must follow for a search and seizure to be legal.