A U.S. court ruled that an Ohio butt dialer who sued a colleague for listening to his confidential discussion had no right to privacy. In 2013, a board member of a Cincinnati airport was discussing replacing the airport’s CEO when he pocket dialed the CEO’s assistant. The assistant took notes and audio recordings of the accidental call and shared a summary with the board members. In the court ruling, they compared butt dialing to a person who exposes in- leaving drapes open or a webcam on.
If someone pocket dials you, should you hang up? Is it a breach of their privacy to listen in? Is pocket dialing similar to leaving your webcam on?