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Webinar: Connected Toys, Chatbots, and COPPA: The Future Is Here

Jan 17, 2017 by Kandi Parsons and Stacey Brandenburg

When your kids talk to a toy or chatbot, who really is listening and what are the legal implications of those conversations? In this webinar, ZwillGen’s FTC veterans, Kandi Parsons and Stacey Brandenburg, will discuss two hot issues that have grabbed or likely will soon have the FTC’s attention – connected toys and chatbots. Topics...

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Thanks to the Internet, consumer reviews have grown both more ubiquitous and more influential in recent years. Likely in reaction to that trend, there have been a number of publicized examples of businesses attempting to restrict negative feedback from their customers. Those attempts have often involved the use of deterrent provisions in form consumer contracts...

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Ashley Madison is widely known for offering a dating app with the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair.” What was not widely known was that some user profiles were fake and the company’s insufficient security resulted in a data breach which exposed sensitive information of 36 million users. As a result, Ashley Madison has...

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Is your TV a computer in disguise, playing shows not only from broadcast networks but also from apps like Twitch or Netflix? TV viewing has evolved from the days of “Must See TV” with popular shows packed into one night to current options including time shifting, mobile streaming, and intelligent TVs. New devices not only...

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It’s Time to Re-Register your DMCA Agent

Nov 29, 2016 by Anna Myers and Jake Sommer

Have you registered an agent with the Copyright Office to take advantage of DMCA’s safe harbor? If so, it’s time to do it again. The Copyright Office issued its final rule (to be codified at 37 CFR Part 201) regarding DMCA agent registration under the Office’s new electronic system. Under the new final rule, any...

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Russia Steps Up Enforcement of Data-Localization Law

Nov 16, 2016 by Keir Lamont and Melissa Maalouf

The Moscow City Court upheld an enforcement request made by Roskomnadzor, Russia’s telecommunications and media compliance watchdog, to blacklist LinkedIn. Without any hearing of evidence or findings of fact, LinkedIn was declared to be in violation of the data localization requirements of Federal Law 242-FZ (“Law 242”), which requires businesses handling the personal data of...

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