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Adventures in Alternative Data: Episode 1

Apr 26, 2017 by Marc Zwillinger

Want to know what type of shipping activity is occurring at a potential acquisition target or how recent economic reports affect foot traffic? Data collected from public spaces (through satellites, drones, or captured from cameras) can give investors valuable insights, but can also raise privacy issues. Potential unauthorized image capture and equipment malfunction are among the factors to...

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Since the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence went public last month with allegations that the intelligence community had improperly incidentally collected and “unmasked” Trump campaign associates in foreign intelligence surveillance reports, the concept of unmasking has generated significant interest. This post, which follows up on my Twitter thread on the issue,...

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Delivering a blow to Facebook and other online platforms, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that Facebook could not appeal the New York state lower court’s denial of its motions challenging the issuance of bulk search warrants for Facebook users’ messages and other data. Over a vigorous dissent from Judge Wilson, the majority in...

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Does a consumer have standing to sue under New Jersey’s Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”) simply on the basis that the consumer believes a company’s website Terms contain provisions that violate the TCCWNA? No, said a New Jersey federal court in Hite v. Lush Internet Inc., No. 16-1533 (D.N.J. March 22,...

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Now that the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) cybersecurity regulations have partially gone into effect (as of March 1st), you may be wondering: Does this apply to my company? (Don’t worry, you have 180 days from the first of the month to come into compliance if you are.) The regulations apply to “Covered...

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  Regulators like the FTC have gone after advertisers for failing to properly disclose online endorsements. But forcing your product team to fill their posts with disclosures seems like a great way to make you the least popular lawyer in the company. In the first-ever ZwillGen video blog, Kandi Parsons gives you some tips on...

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