Privacy

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly requesting that courts allow them to compel suspects to unlock electronic devices with their biometrics. As of yet, though, courts confronted with the question have come up with no unified answer...

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On March 21, 2019, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar (“Advocate General” or “AG”) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued an opinion in which he recommended that the Court rule that pre-checked boxes...

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Utah has become the first state to legislatively dictate that law enforcement must obtain a warrant based on probable cause before forcing internet service providers to turn over users’ content, location information, and other records...

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In announcing the largest fine ever issued by the FTC for COPPA violations, the FTC also signaled a potential shift in the breadth of COPPA applicability—shedding light on factors that might make an app with...

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The European Commission has recalled a German-made smartwatch for children due to privacy concerns. The recall from the European market was made through the Safety Gate Rapid Alert System (“RAPEX”), which was created to facilitate...

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Keeping a Finger on BIPA

February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

On January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that infringement of a right afforded under the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), even absent harm, is sufficient for a plaintiff to allege a...

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Overview of 2018 2018 was a watershed year for state privacy and security laws, with several states passing legislation in these areas. The most significant development was the enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act...

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The EU’s highest court may be poised to allow Google and other search engines to honor most right-to-be-forgotten requests in a way that impacts only searches from within the EU, i.e., without affecting results for...

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An Illinois federal judge granted summary judgment to Google in a case alleging that its use of facial recognition software in Google Photos violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), citing Plaintiffs’ failure to establish...

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2018 was a big year for information security and data privacy. The European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) became effective and helped bring greater awareness to the handling of personal data while several U.S. states...

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