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About Mason Weisz

Mason Weisz

Mason helps clients navigate a constantly shifting web of domestic and international laws regulating data collection, marketing, data sharing, computer crime, data security, electronic surveillance, online content, children’s privacy, financial privacy, information management, and other areas of privacy and Internet law. A former web designer, he has extensive experience with issues relating to digital media, new technology and e-commerce.

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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) has issued guidelines for avoiding liability under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) for assisting third parties in their violations. These guidelines and a recent CRTC enforcement action are a...

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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced settlements on September 27, 2018 with four companies that the FTC alleged falsely claimed to be EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certified. These settlements with IDmission, LLC, mResource LLC, SmartStart Employment...

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The FTC has announced a proposed Privacy Shield-related settlement, alleging that a company falsely stated that it was in the process of being certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework because it “did not complete...

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Like most reading this article, we have been very busy over the last couple of years preparing our clients for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). In advising companies that range from start-ups to...

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Six Topics to Revisit in Your Privacy Policy

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time you really read your company’s privacy policy? From cross-device tracking to government access to data, we’ve rounded up six topics to review for compliance and risk mitigation. ...

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Podcast: Data Do, Data Don’t

August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most websites and apps collect information from its users. But are you doing it in a legally-compliant way? We won’t be taking over any New Year’s countdowns, but listen to our radio-ready voices as we...

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The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is official. This post explains what Privacy Shield is, what it requires, what has changed since the first version proposed in February 2016, how to join, and the benefits of joining...

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TCPA Farmers Lose a Crop to Spokeo

July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Melody Stoops’s TCPA-claim business just took a hit. Here’s how she built her scheme, and what went wrong, according to the recent decision in Stoops v. Wells Fargo Bank. Stoops knew that the federal Telephone...

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An exception to a consent requirement for some non-marketing text messages and calls has survived another misplaced legal challenge, but you probably shouldn’t rely on the exception. Here’s why. First, some background: The federal Telephone...

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Businesses celebrating a Safe Harbor replacement have been dealt a sobering gut punch from Brussels: in April 2016, the European Union data protection authorities (“DPAs”) may reject not only the recently announced “EU-US Privacy Shield”...

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