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In my recent post about the status of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in the Senate Judiciary Committee, I described the palpable tension that exists between federal law enforcement interests and civil liberties...

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German Data Protection officials for the state of Schelswig-Holstein issued instructions last Friday to organizations with Facebook pages or websites using the “like” button social plug-in to remove the links to Facebook.  Such organizations have...

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The Northern District of California issued its order on Facebook’s motion to dismiss in In re Facebook Privacy Litigation, No. C 10-02389 JW (N.D. Cal. May 12, 2011) yesterday.  The court dismissed all of Plaintiffs’...

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The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) reported that Reps. Markey (D-MA) and Barton (R-TX), the co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, sent Facebook a letter asking for more information about how Facebook provides and allows...

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On Oct. 18, 2010, the Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) published an article alleging that applications on Facebook were transmitting personally identifiable information (“PII”) to various Internet advertising companies. (Note: a version of the article appeared...

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