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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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On March 12, 2014, the Ponemon Institute released its Fourth Annual Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security.The study reveals the results of research and interviews with nearly 100 healthcare organizations subject to HIPAA as...

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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”) has ordered the Government to destroy call detail records collected under its bulk telephony metadata collection program, despite pending litigation challenging the program’s legality. After receiving that order, the...

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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (“OAIC”) issued a guidance document last week on the new privacy laws taking effect on March 12, 2014. The “Australian Privacy Principles Guidelines” offer an integrated view of...

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Shine the Light Law – Injury Required

March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ninth Circuit joined the California Court of Appeals in cutting down plaintiffs’ ability to sue companies for violations of California’s “Shine the Light” law....

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On February 19, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) hosted a seminar on the collection of device identifiers contained in wifi and Bluetooth signals to track people’s movement around stores, shopping malls, airports, and other physical...

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The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently found that a defendant has no reasonable expectation of privacy in an image’s metadata, including the GPS coordinates, even if the defendant did not...

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On January 27, 2014, the Department of Justice announced that the federal government has approved new reporting methods that electronic communications providers can use to inform subscribers about national security demands.  Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, Google,...

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It is common for practitioners seeking insight into the Federal Trade Commission’s priorities to read the remarks of FTC Commissioners like tea leaves, or to follow their statements like an installment of Downton Abbey or...

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For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has pre-approved a proposed form of parental verification under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) beyond the methods explicitly authorized under the FTC’s COPPA Rule. Imperium...

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