Privacy

Note: The California Consumer Privacy Act ballot initiative discussed in this post was withdrawn from the November ballot on June 28, 2018, after the California legislature passed a bill, AB 375, of the same title....

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Where there is no face scanning, there can be no unlawful use of biometrics. A U.S. District Court granted Facebook’s motion for summary judgment as part of ongoing litigation against the social media company for...

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A federal court in California recently denied Facebook’s motion to dismiss an Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) action on Spokeo grounds. The court held that a procedural violation of BIPA’s notice and consent requirements...

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Breaking Down Biometric Data

November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

As businesses use biometrics – such as fingerprint, iris, and face scans – in financial transactions, for security and authentication, and in connection with social media, they have been compelled to learn about biometric privacy laws,...

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After much anticipation, the CFPB released guidance on October 20, 2017 regarding the consumer protection implications of financial data sharing and aggregation services. In these new principles, the CFPB expresses strong support for such offerings,...

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Six Topics to Revisit in Your Privacy Policy

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time you really read your company’s privacy policy? From cross-device tracking to government access to data, we’ve rounded up six topics to review for compliance and risk mitigation. ...

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Joining California and Delaware, Nevada now requires website and online services operators to post a notice detailing their privacy practices. Nevada’s law is set to take effect on October 1, 2017 and is particularly important...

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A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit unanimously upheld the facial constitutionality of 18 U.S.C § 2709(c), the statute authorizing the FBI to prevent a recipient of a National Security Letter (NSL) from disclosing the...

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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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