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Last week, the Northern District of California issued a ruling on a motion to dismiss a Wiretap Act claim in Marsh v. Zaazoom Solutions LLC et al adding to existing precedent on two important elements...

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Canadian CALEA Sparks Controversy

February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the backing of the Prime Minister, the Canadian government introduced new legislation to the Canadian House of Commons on February 14, 2012 seeking new police powers and obligations for service providers in the name of...

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Providers who want to investigate illegal activities on their networks frequently ask us about the scope of the provider exception to the federal Wiretap Act’s prohibition on interception of communications.  The provider exception allows providers...

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In the last days of 2011, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals gave Verizon and AT&T a reason to celebrate by upholding the District Court ruling dismissing the TSP-related spying cases against them.  Absent an...

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This week offered an advance look at the outcome of the EU Data Protection Directive Consultation and review process.  The draft Regulations would replace the existing EU Data Protection Directive, and together with other changes,...

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Stephen Deprospero is having to learn about the dangers of not leaving well enough alone the hard way.  After having been linked to peer-to-peer downloads of child pornography, Deprospero’s home was searched, computer seized and,...

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Tomorrow, October 21st, is the Electronic Communications Privacy Act’s 25th anniversary.  While some may be celebrating by “partying like it’s 1986,” Senator Patrick Leahy marked the occasion by promising a markup of his bill, S....

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This week Representatives Edward Markey and Joe Barton sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding the latest online tracking controversy – Facebook tracking users who have logged out of the service. This new...

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Yesterday, the FTC released its long-awaited proposed changes to the Child Online Privacy Protection Act Rule and began the comment period.  Undoubtedly, the proposed rules will spur comment from online companies who already face such...

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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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