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    28 2014 August

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    ZwillGen, a leading boutique law firm specializing in the intersection of law and technology, is seeking candidates for its 2015 Fellowship Program. The program presents a unique opportunity to work with and learn from some...

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ZwillGen, a leading boutique law firm specializing in the intersection of law and technology, is seeking candidates for its 2015 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, including Yahoo!, Airbnb, FanDuel, Cablevision,...

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Headlines such as “Russian Hackers Amass Over a Billion Internet Passwords,” “Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen” and “One in seven U.S. consumers notified of personal data breaches in 2013” remind us that every company is only a hack, leak or a mistake away from an unwanted data disclosure. So what can you do...

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On Monday, August 18, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit struck a blow to browsewrap agreements, affirming a district court’s denial of Barnes & Noble’s motion to compel arbitration in Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble Inc., No. 12-56628 (9th Cir. August 18, 2014) a putative class action alleging that Barnes & Noble engaged in deceptive business practices and...

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Last week, Hold Security, a Milwaukee information security firm, announced that a Russian cyber gang, dubbed “CyberVor”, nabbed over 4.5 billion user records. Of these records, Hold Security estimates that 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, including over 500 million unique email addresses, have been breached. Since the release, some security researchers have expressed doubt about...

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Mobile applications have changed the way we shop. Instead of trekking from store to store or researching prices in advance, consumers can simply download an app to compare competing products and retailers in real-time. Apps also allow consumers to collect coupons and pay in store by waving their phone at the checkout counter instead of...

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California healthcare providers can breathe a sigh of relief. Recently, the California Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs suing under the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (“CMIA”) may not recover statutory damages from a mere theft of medical information; rather, plaintiffs must allege that an unauthorized person actually viewed the confidential information. The case, Sutter...

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