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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion,” on September 15, where participants acknowledged the many benefits of Big Data, while also recognizing the potential for harm. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez voiced concern about “discrimination by algorithm,” where a system for grouping consumers may be inadvertently...

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We are proud to say that we were the lawyers who represented Yahoo in its historic challenge to the government’s surveillance program in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) and the Foreign Intelligence Court of Review (FISCR) and its efforts over the past year to get the over 1,500 pages of filings released last Thursday to...

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ZwillGen has added another experienced attorney to its team, welcoming Katherine Robison, formerly counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, to its San Francisco office. Katherine will bring 12 years of experience in all stages of the litigation process, including motions practice, trial preparation, and mediation. After making the move, Katherine will work with ZwillGen clients...

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Two big names in the technology software and equipment industries won at least short-term victories last week in the Northern District of California. See Halpain v. Adobe Systems, Inc., 5:13-cv-05226 (N.D. Calif. 2014); Doe I et al v. Cisco Systems, Inc. et al., 5:11-cv-02449 (N.D. Calif. 2014). Adobe Systems, Inc. obtained a partial dismissal of...

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Efforts to end bulk surveillance under Section 215 of FISA picked up some momentum last week thanks to two legal developments. First, Attorney General Holder and Director of National Intelligence Clapper sent a letter voicing support for Senator Leahy’s current version of the USA Freedom Act. Second, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral...

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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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