Privacy

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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An exception to a consent requirement for some non-marketing text messages and calls has survived another misplaced legal challenge, but you probably shouldn’t rely on the exception. Here’s why. First, some background: The federal Telephone...

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Businesses celebrating a Safe Harbor replacement have been dealt a sobering gut punch from Brussels: in April 2016, the European Union data protection authorities (“DPAs”) may reject not only the recently announced “EU-US Privacy Shield”...

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European Commission Vice President, Andrus Ansip, and the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, Vera Jourová, announced that after “tough” negotiations, the United States and the European Union have agreed upon a new framework for transatlantic...

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Safe Harbor 2.0? “Close” But Not There Yet

February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vera Jourová, the European Union’s Commissioner for Justice, briefed the European Parliament on the status of a new Safe Harbor deal being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. Jourová indicated the parties...

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It is that time of year when everyone is making New Year’s resolutions. And while getting to the gym more often, eating better and being nicer to your in-laws are all admirable, and maybe even...

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After more than six months of speculation, the draft Investigatory Powers Bill (“IPB”) was introduced in the House of Commons by Home Secretary Theresa May. With the draft IPB (dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter” by critics),...

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