Privacy

After more than six months of speculation, the draft Investigatory Powers Bill (“IPB”) was introduced in the House of Commons by Home Secretary Theresa May. With the draft IPB (dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter” by critics),...

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California Revises Data Breach Notification Laws

October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law three bills that revise California’s data breach notification requirements. The laws clarify important definitions, adjust notification requirements, and require operators of automated license plate recognition (“ALPR”) systems...

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No More Safe Harbor: Don’t Panic (Yet)

October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest legal authority in the European Union, struck down the European Commission’s 15-year-old Safe Harbor agreement October 6, 2015 due to concerns that the framework does not sufficiently...

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Precise geolocation data is increasingly being used to “geo-target” consumers’ devices, to serve ads relevant to either where they are at a given moment, or where they tend to be during a given time frame....

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Over the past year, Russia has exerted increasing control over companies that do business on the Internet in Russia by passing into law a number of strict privacy bills, including a requirement for bloggers to...

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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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