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Who Owns Hunter’s Laptop?

Hunter Biden filed a federal court claim this week over a laptop filled with his personal information that was widely distributed, alleging that a computer repairman violated his privacy and took part in a conspiracy by helping others to invade his privacy.

Biden left the laptop with the repairman and never paid for the repairs, so presumably the laptop became the property of the repairman. But Biden claims the laptop is different from the data held within the laptop, and the repairman had no right to release the salacious material. The lawsuit charges “an egregious violation of Mr. Biden’s right of privacy.”

Here, Lionel Nation delves into this slippery case where court law has yet to fully catch up with rapidly changing technology. This is fairly new kind of case, but there have been similar instances that have been adjudicated in the past, so we can surmise where the Biden case might be headed.

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