California

In a decision that should ease the concerns of Internet providers, Facebook and its Sponsored Stories Program survived an attack from a putative class of minor plaintiffs in the Northern District of California....

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Both the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently submitted amicus briefs in the appeal of Facebook’s settlement with 150 million of its members relating to Facebook’s use of member photos...

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A California Superior Court judge has dismissed a class action complaint, ruling that Instagram’s December 2012 amendment of its Terms of Use was not in breach of contract or violation of California unfair competition law. The...

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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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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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Data breaches are continuing to make headlines. Nearly every state has a data breach notification statute, and many of these statutes require companies to notify affected individuals without unreasonable delay. Previously, little guidance existed on...

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