Privacy

On Friday, the recently proposed and highly contested California Social Networking Privacy Act (SB 242) stalled in the state Senate with a 16-16 vote, which is five votes short of the majority needed to pass. ...

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An amended version of the Social Networking Privacy Act (SB 242) dropped in the California legislature last week, and the bill seeks to wrest control over how social network users’ default privacy settings are configured,...

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ECPA Reform Closer to Reality

May 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

As I have testified before Congress on multiple occasions, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act is in need of  reform to bring the privacy protections for both transactional and stored communications in to the modern age. ...

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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 Monday, May 9, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the “Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011, which would give individuals the ability to opt-out of having their online activities tracked by “providers of online services,” including...

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On Friday, May 6, Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Ed Markey (D-MA) released a discussion draft of the Do Not Track Kids Online Act of 2011. If passed, the bill would amend the existing Children’s...

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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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Update:  Congress Seeks Answers from Apple on iPhone Location Data Senator Al Franken and Representative Ed Markey have both issued letters to Apple CEO Steve Jobs seeking answers about the privacy concerns raised by a...

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Last week, in Digiprotect USA Corp. v. Does 1-266, 10 CIV. 8759 TPG, 2011 WL 1466073 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 13, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, determined that its concerns...

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Two researchers announced that Apple devices running iOS4 (e.g., the iPhone 4 and the iPad3G) have been regularly logging the location of the device (along with timestamps) in an unencrypted file stored on the device...

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