Privacy

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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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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Amid the flurry of news surrounding the arrest of suspected LulzSec hacker Ryan Cleary, Cnet news reached out to Jennifer Granick for her expertise, asking for her opinion regarding law enforcement’s investigation of LulzSec and...

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Today, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act, a statute which would require law enforcement to get a warrant before using technology to track individuals’ physical...

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Yesterday Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced a data security and privacy bill similar to those he has introduced in the previous three Congresses.  The bill contains provisions that would require businesses to implement data privacy...

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently announced its first Gold Star recipients in its Who Has Your Back promotion for companies who have been fighting for their users’ privacy in court.  Yahoo! received one for its...

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Yesterday, Judge Kaplan of the Southern District of New York dismissed the complaint in Hubbard v. Myspace.  Hubbard is the latest case to reject the claim that a social network violated the Stored Communications Act...

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