Student-Attorney Roundtable Lunch
Date: February 25 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: Lewis & Clark Law School, Wood Hall, Room 8
NCVLI victims’ rights lunches are a monthly opportunity for law students to meet with NCVLI attorneys and other students interested in victims’ rights to discuss emerging issues in victim law. Lunches are held at the Lewis & Clark Law School campus every month.
This month, join NCVLI Executive Director Meg Garvin, for the discussion “Is there victim privacy in age of Facebook?”
For victims of crime, privacy “is like oxygen; it is a pervasive, consistent need at every step of recovery.” Despite this, victims are often put to a choice: report a crime and participate in the justice system but sacrifice one’s privacy in things such as Facebook, Google searches, diaries, text messages, and medical/psychological records, OR opt out of the system and maintain one’s privacy.
This Hobson choice is unnecessary; when legal arguments are made that adequately account for victims’ rights, we can protect victim privacy and ensure that defendants’ constitutional rights are protected.
In this roundtable Meg Garvin will use a recent California case in which a juvenile sexual assault victim’s Facebook records and diary were subpoenaed to facilitate a discussion about what rights are at stake for the victim, for the defendant, and for the state in these discovery disputes.