Privacy

On Thursday, November 11, Judge Liam O’Grady, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia upheld a magistrate judge’s order that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) (18 U.S.C. §§ 2701 et seq.))  (Title II of...

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The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments yesterday in U.S. v. Jones, where the Court will decide whether officers can install a GPS tracking device on vehicles without obtaining a search warrant. At oral...

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On October 28, the Department of Justice will argue to a District Court Judge in Arizona that neither the public nor criminal defendants should learn about a special investigative tool it uses to track individuals’...

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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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A recent study conducted by researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society found many websites “leak” information in referrer headers sent to third parties. The researchers looked at 185 websites (selected from the...

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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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On Tuesday, District Court Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose dismissed multiple purported class actions against Apple and several mobile ad networks on the grounds that the plaintiffs did not show that any one of...

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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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Great Network in the Sky Giveth, Taketh Away

September 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Isn’t it great that when your car, or phone, or laptop gets lost or stolen, you can use modern technology to find your stuff and get it back? One might think only paranoid Luddites or...

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A Massachusetts woman filed a class action suit in Mass. state court against Google on July 29, alleging that Google violated Massachusetts’ wiretap law by scanning messages she sent from her AOL account to recipients’...

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