Data Collection

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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As we highlighted earlier this fall, the Federal Trade Commission broadcast its interest in the Internet of Things (“IoT”) by bringing its first IoT security action against TrendNet. See here. Last week, the Commission continued...

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In the FTC’s most recent effort to address “big data” privacy and security concerns, Commissioner Julie Brill proposed a self-regulatory initiative – “Reclaim Your Name” – that would give consumers more insight into and control...

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On 12/13, Reps. Ed Markey and Joe Barton held a bipartisan congressional briefing in which they questioned representatives of the data broker industry about their data collection and use practices.  In particular, the questions focused...

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