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Md. high court: Privacy trumps disclosure when listing ‘abandoned’ goods

Court of Appeals

The Maryland Public Information Act prohibits the state comptroller from listing abandoned properties in order of their value, as that information would disclose personal financial information regarding their owners, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled.

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Board of Physicians slapped for ‘negligent’ discovery violation

A Montgomery County judge has blocked the Maryland Board of Physicians from contesting liability in a suit by the family of a controversial former physician, saying the board deserved the unusual sanction because the day-long deposition of its executive director was “in short, a waste of time.”

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FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

FBI Director James Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and "justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive."

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