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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has rejected a proposed form of parental verification under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) that would allow parents’ “friends” on social networks to vouch for their identities.  The...

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On August 28, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an administrative complaint against medical testing company LabMD, Inc., alleging that the company’s information security practices constituted unfair acts or practices in violation of Section 5(a)...

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The Fourth Circuit has held that Facebook “Likes” are constitutionally protected speech, overruling a federal district court in North Carolina.  The case could have implications for other plugin-driven “social” features of websites as well as...

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On September 17, a panel of the federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision invalidating a 2012 New Jersey statute that would allow sports betting at licensed casinos and...

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A federal magistrate in Kansas has held that a search warrant seeking the contents of all of a subscriber’s communications held by a provider of electronic communications services, without limiting the scope of the communications...

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In a September 3 ruling, the Fifth Circuit overruled a district court and held that  New Jersey’s version of the “economic loss doctrine” permits a card issuer to sue a payment processor for negligence when...

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On September 3, the California legislature passed a bill that would require websites and online services to revise their privacy policies to describe their practices with respect to “do not track” mechanisms and third party...

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Service providers, especially wireless carriers, face new complexity in responding to requests for user information under the Stored Communications Act after the Fifth Circuit’s decision in In re Application of U.S. for Historical Cell Site Data, No....

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A June 27 FCC ruling has clarified that mobile carriers may be subject to CPNI obligations as to information that they cause to be collected by mobile devices—even when a carrier has neither received or...

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Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled that emails stored by a provider that an intended recipient has opened and not deleted are not in “electronic storage” as...

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