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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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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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New EU Privacy Rules: Top 10 Highlights

December 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is here, following approval by a key European Parliamentary committee on December 17, 2015. Here are some highlights: Vast expansion of scope Worldwide application. The GDPR applies...

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Class-action risk increases for most companies under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) following the July 10, 2015 release of the omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (“Order”) by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). For some...

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Would you pay top dollar for a company that’s missing its user data? Neither would your company’s future acquirers. Data is valuable. When your company is sold, it will be worth a lot more if...

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“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” If you’ve ever had to rely on that time-honored principle, you might understand the thinking behind the EU cross-border data transfer restrictions that can stop international deals in...

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In an attempt to modernize regulation of online gambling in the EU, the European Commission has formally adopted a recommendation to EU member states, urging them to legislate new consumer protections, including restrictions on the...

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