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About Jake Sommer

Jake Sommer

Jacob Sommer’s practice focuses on legal issues related to Internet-based services and social networking, with a focus on protecting client’s rights in litigation or government investigations involving the Copyright Act, Lanham Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), the Wiretap and Communication Acts, CAN-SPAM, FISA and federal and state laws governing Internet gambling. He also helps social networks, search engines, e-mail providers, ISPs and other clients fulfill their compliance obligations pertaining to the discovery and disclosure of customer and subscriber information.

Recent Posts

In United States v. Nosal, No. 10-10038 (9th Cir. 2011) (.pdf), the Ninth Circuit reinstated Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) charges under 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(4) against employees who obtained information from their employer’s...

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The Northern District of California denied Defendant RockYou, Inc.’s motion to dismiss in Claridge v. RockYou, Inc., No. C 09-6032 PJH, making this data-breach case one of the firsts to proceed beyond discovery.  In Claridge,...

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The SEC Puts Regulation S-P to Work

April 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

The SEC has charged three employees at Florida-based GunnAllen Financial Inc. for violations of Regulation S-P including: improperly transferring customer data to a third party, improperly responding to data breaches, and failing to have adequate...

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The Eastern District of Virginia, in Cvent, Inc. v. Eventbrite, Inc., No. 10-cv-00481 (E.D. Va. Sept. 14, 2010), dismissed a Plaintiff’s claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) and for breach of contract,...

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Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated opinion in City of Ontario, California v. Quon, No. 08-1332 (June 17, 2010). The opinion, however, provides little guidance as to whether individuals have a...

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