Privacy

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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German Data Protection officials for the state of Schelswig-Holstein issued instructions last Friday to organizations with Facebook pages or websites using the “like” button social plug-in to remove the links to Facebook.  Such organizations have...

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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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Our own Marc Zwillinger and Elizabeth Banker have submitted a panel topic for South by Southwest 2012. The Interactive Festival better known as SXSW was created to showcase some of best new websites, digital projects,...

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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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H.R. 2577 Moves Ahead

July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

A pending cybersecurity bill has made some progress in the House.  Unlike the dangerous impasse over the debt ceiling and budget cuts in which the Congress and the White House currently finds themselves, the Secure...

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The breadth and depth of the information that is stored on laptops is increasingly also being stored in the ‘cloud’. As a result, concerns have been raised in VT over how much authority law enforcement...

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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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