• Fellow 2016
    30 2015 July

    Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Fellows

    ZwillGen, a leading boutique law firm specializing in the intersection of law and technology, is seeking candidates for its 2016 Fellowship Program. The program presents a unique opportunity to work with and learn from some...

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Fellow 2016

Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Fellows

Jul 30, 2015 by Jennifer Russell

ZwillGen, a leading boutique law firm specializing in the intersection of law and technology, is seeking candidates for its 2016 Fellowship Program. The program presents a unique opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most experienced privacy and data security lawyers representing the biggest names in technology. The ZwillGen Fellow position is...

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Attorneys General from eight states submitted an amicus brief in Spokeo v. Robins, urging the Supreme Court to overturn the 9th Circuit’s ruling that a technical violation of a statute can confer Article III standing on a plaintiff without any actual harm. The states—Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming—warn that the...

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DRIP

DRIP Held to Be Unlawful in UK High Court

Jul 20, 2015 by Abby Liebeskind

Exactly a year after the UK Parliament approved the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act of 2014 (“DRIP”) the High Court of Justice has held that it is inconsistent with EU law. Nonetheless, the High Court will allow DRIP to remain in effect until March 31, 2016 to allow Parliament time to remedy the issues...

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Before the proverbial ink had even dried on the FCC’s TCPA Omnibus Order, one party is already challenging its legality. ACA International filed a Petition for Review on the day of the Order’s release, followed by an Amended Petition for Review on July 13, 2015. The Amended Petition alleges the following: The FCC’s treatment of...

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Class-action risk increases for most companies under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) following the July 10, 2015 release of the omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (“Order”) by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). For some businesses, the Order also presents opportunities. Here are its key holdings: The vast majority of automated calling equipment, including almost...

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The FTC released “Start with Security,”a whitepaper promoting best security practices. Based on the FTC’s more than fifty Section 5, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices settlements, the whitepaper provides examples of what is and is not “reasonable security.” Below are the ten themes of the FTC’s growing security precedent, including a few case cites. Don’t...

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