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Yesterday, the Second Circuit found that the NSA’s bulk telephony metadata collection exceeds the statutory authorization of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (50 U.S.C. § 1861).  The case was on appeal from the...

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Even as the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), becomes increasingly widespread, there is currently no comprehensive framework governing 1) the use of drones in U.S. airspace and 2) the use of data...

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The FTC agreed to settle charges and enter into a consent order with Nomi Technologies, Inc., a company that offers tracking analytics services to brick and mortar retailers. Nomi’s service installs sensors at retail locations...

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Can states require out-of-state website operators to identify authors of negative reviews? This was the issue addressed by the Supreme Court of Virginia in Yelp, Inc. v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, Inc., 2015 WL 1726739 (Va....

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After four years of litigation, a California district court granted summary judgment for Hulu in its defense against alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), finding that Plaintiffs could not establish that Hulu...

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Data “onboarding”—also called “CRM retargeting,” “CRM onboarding,” or just “audience targeting”—is a relatively new way for marketers to reach highly particularized audiences online. It differs from behavioral tracking models because it uses de-identified data originally...

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To help schools and districts protect student privacy when they decide which online educational services and applications to offer students, on February 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education released a training video and guidance...

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Earlier this month, the EU Working Party 29 published the results of a sweep conducted by 8 EU data protection authorities regarding the cookie use practices of approximately 500 sites. The 2011 EU e-Privacy Directive...

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FAA and White House Release Drone Guidelines

February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the White House on February 15th announced new guidelines on the use of drones in the U.S. The FAA’s proposed rules governing small drones (unmanned aircraft systems or...

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As a follow-up to its 2013 workshop, “The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World,” the FTC recently released a report summarizing its findings and presenting some recommendations. Experts estimate that there...

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