Big Data

Yesterday, the Northern District of California denied class certification in the challenge to Google’s practice of scanning emails to serve advertising, In re Google Inc. Gmail Litig., No. 13-MD-02430-LHK.  Judge Koh had previously denied Google’s...

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As we reported last month on this blog, as of January 1st, 2014 websites that permit the collection of third party data through ads and other means may begin receiving enforcement letters from the Online...

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Last week, the New Jersey Attorney General announced it had entered into a settlement with Dataium, a Tennessee-based data analytics company that primarily serves the auto industry.  The settlement, by administrative Consent Order, concerns Dataium’s analytics services,...

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It’s August in D.C. Summer is coming to an end; the kids are going back to school; traffic is still (blissfully) light and normally, the federal government is at best sleepy – at worst, in...

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State Attorneys General have announced their intention to press Congress to narrow the immunity provisions of the Communication Decency Act (“CDA”), 47 U.S.C. § 230,  to exempt state criminal prosecutions from the CDA safe harbor.  It...

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In the FTC’s most recent effort to address “big data” privacy and security concerns, Commissioner Julie Brill proposed a self-regulatory initiative – “Reclaim Your Name” – that would give consumers more insight into and control...

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