Privacy

Like most things these days the online book market is rapidly growing and eclipsing the non-digital market. With that in mind Senator Leland Yee from California recently introduced legislation to put stronger privacy protections in...

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As an update to our previous post regarding the United States Copyright Group (USCG) mass copyright infringement suits, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled in...

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Google settles FTC case involving Google Buzz

March 30, 2011 | 1 Comments

Today, Google Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used deceptive tactics and violated its own privacy promises to consumers when it launched its social network, Google Buzz, in 2010. A...

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Daily Digest – March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

* A new McAfee/SAIC study indicates that cybercriminals are shifting their efforts to target sensitive corporate information instead of credit card and other personal information. A quarter of the companies surveyed for the study reported...

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On Friday, March 11, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a ruling in a case involving access to Twitter user data as part of the government’s investigation of the Wikileaks/Bradley Manning...

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Cal. Civil Code § 1747.08, which is part of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 (as amended), prohibits entities that accept credit cards from asking or requiring cardholders to provide “personal identification information” at...

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Recently the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s decision stating that a commonplace phone that texts and makes calls can be considered a computer as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1030(e)(1). In...

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Happy Data Privacy Day!

January 28, 2011 | 1 Comments

January 28, 2011 is Data Privacy Day, an annual international celebration to raise awareness and generate discussion about data privacy. Over the past year, data privacy practices have been the subject of growing scrutiny by...

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On Saturday, President Obama signed the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010, which limits the scope of businesses covered by the Red Flags Rule by narrowing the definition of “creditor” such that it “does...

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The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, recently issued an opinion in People v. Nesbitt, Case No. 08-CF-49, finding that the Illinois State Constitution provides a greater right to privacy in transactional records than the...

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