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About Marc Zwillinger

Marc Zwillinger

Marc is the founder and managing member of ZwillGen PLLC and has been regularly providing advice and counsel on issues related to the increasingly complex laws governing Internet practices, including issues related to Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), the Wiretap and Communication Acts, privacy, CAN-SPAM, FISA, spyware, adware, Internet gambling and adult-oriented content. He also helps Internet Service Providers and other clients comply with their compliance obligations pertaining to the discovery and disclosure of customer and subscriber information.

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Recent Posts

On the topic of ECPA reform, a handful of Senators at last week’s mark up expressed concern that the current emergency disclosure provision permits, but does not require, providers to disclose information to law enforcement...

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On April 16, 2013, the Ninth Circuit handed down its decision in Sams v. Yahoo!, dismissing a suit against Yahoo! based on Yahoo’s immunity under the Stored Communications Act.  ZwillGen represented Yahoo! in the case....

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In a lengthy and bold decision handed down on March 14, 2013, Judge Illston of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that 18 U.S.C. § 2709, the statute authorizing...

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Logged into Facebook? You’ve Been Served

Logged into Facebook? You’ve Been Served

March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

On March 7, 2013, Judge Engelemayer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a novel order allowing the Federal Trade Commission to serve certain papers (other than the initial...

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In a 5-4 decision handed down today (Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l  USA, No. 11-1025, U.S. S.Ct. February 26, 2013), the Supreme Court ruled that lawyers, human rights and media organizations concerned their communications with their...

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Congressional Hearing Focused on Data Broker Collection of Sensitive Data, Including Data from Children

COPPA Enforcement Shifts to DPIP

February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The FTC is  in the process of moving COPPA enforcement duties from the Division of Advertising Practices (DAP) to its Division of Privacy and Identity Protection  (DPIP) This seems like a logical transition, as DPIP...

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On February 18, 2013, Mandiant, one of the country’s pre-eminent computer security companies with a deep background investigating the activities of suspected China-sponsored cyber-attackers, released a 74-page report, demonstrating a persuasive, if not definitive, link...

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Normally, the week between Christmas and New Years Day is a quiet one in the privacy and security front.  This year you might have expected it to be doubly quiet, with the entire nation’s attention...

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Obtaining Access to Emails Part II

Obtaining Access to Emails Part II

November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

In yesterday’s post, I explained how the government can get access to stored email communications.  As the promised follow-up, today I thought I would explain how the government can get access to emails on a...

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Occasionally, a mainstream press story gets enough attention to shine a brighter light on the privacy issues that we at ZwillGen deal with every day.  This happened when General Wesley Clark’s cell phone records were...

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