Privacy

Adventures in Alternative Data: Episode 1

April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Want to know what type of shipping activity is occurring at a potential acquisition target or how recent economic reports affect foot traffic? Data collected from public spaces (through satellites, drones, or captured from cameras) can give investors...

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Since the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence went public last month with allegations that the intelligence community had improperly incidentally collected and “unmasked” Trump campaign associates in foreign intelligence surveillance reports,...

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Delivering a blow to Facebook and other online platforms, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that Facebook could not appeal the New York state lower court’s denial of its motions challenging the issuance of...

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Consumer Reports (CR) has long subjected vacuum cleaners, blenders, cars and other consumer goods to rigorous quality and durability testing. Reading CR reviews is a common step for purchasers who value their detailed and unbiased...

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A group of five senators, led by Senators Wyden and Paul, have introduced legislation to prevent changes to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure from taking effect. The one-page Stopping Mass Hacking (SMH) Act (released...

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For anyone who has been tracking the trials and tribulations of the invalidation of the Safe Harbor agreement, followed by the down-to-the-wire negotiations of the Safe Harbor replacement (the ironically denoted “Privacy Shield”), it probably...

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FCC Chairman Wheeler issued a Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal Fact Sheet and announced that a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the same issue is presently in circulation at the Commission and is expected to...

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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Details Released

March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following an initial agreement made in early February 2016, the European Commission has published texts that will constitute the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.” The new agreement, if approved and implemented, will provide a new option for legal...

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Can a judge issue an order requiring Apple to extract data from a locked iPhone based on the All Writs Act? On February 29, 2016, Magistrate Judge James Orenstein of the Eastern District of New...

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With an average of 15 data breaches per week, data security frequently tops headlines. California has led from the front by passing laws to protect consumer data, as it was the first state to pass...

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