Litigation

The FTC has agreed to settle a case at the intersection of privacy, mobile computing, and children.  In what it described as “the Commission’s first case involving mobile applications,” the FTC announced on August 15...

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This past weekend we saw another volley of rounds fired in the ongoing digital privacy wars. As with previous battles, this one started with the publication of an academic study and culminated in a class...

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On June 29, 2011, Judge Ware of the Ninth Circuit issued an order granting in part and denying in part Google’s motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit In re Google Inc. Street View Electronic...

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The U.S. Supreme Court promises some interesting Fourth Amendment activity next term, having granted certiorari review in two important cases. In the first, United States v. Jones, FBI agents planted a GPS device on a...

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Yesterday, the Supreme Court released its opinion in Bullcoming v. New Mexico, holding that the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution requires that the forensic analyst who prepares a report, or someone...

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The New Jersey Supreme Court weighed in on the ever evolving issue of when a blogger becomes a “journalist” that can claim protection under state law providing “newsperson’s privilege” in Too Much Media, LLC v....

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The Northern District of California issued its order on Facebook’s motion to dismiss in In re Facebook Privacy Litigation, No. C 10-02389 JW (N.D. Cal. May 12, 2011) yesterday.  The court dismissed all of Plaintiffs’...

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On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, FilmOn Founder, and self-proclaimed eccentric billionaire, actor, producer, director and writer, Alki David, together with a motley assortment of hip hop and R&B artists, including 2 Live Crew, sued CBS...

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Aaron’s, Inc., an Atlanta-based national rent-to-own chain, is alleged to have deployed software on laptops rented by consumer that was used to take pictures and record keystrokes on computers provided to its customers, in violation...

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On April 28, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed (with leave to amend) a class action complaint alleging that Specific Media, an online ad network, violated consumers’ privacy by...

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