Privacy

California Revises Data Breach Notification Laws

October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law three bills that revise California’s data breach notification requirements. The laws clarify important definitions, adjust notification requirements, and require operators of automated license plate recognition (“ALPR”) systems...

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No More Safe Harbor: Don’t Panic (Yet)

October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest legal authority in the European Union, struck down the European Commission’s 15-year-old Safe Harbor agreement October 6, 2015 due to concerns that the framework does not sufficiently...

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Precise geolocation data is increasingly being used to “geo-target” consumers’ devices, to serve ads relevant to either where they are at a given moment, or where they tend to be during a given time frame....

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Over the past year, Russia has exerted increasing control over companies that do business on the Internet in Russia by passing into law a number of strict privacy bills, including a requirement for bloggers to...

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Yesterday, the Second Circuit found that the NSA’s bulk telephony metadata collection exceeds the statutory authorization of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (50 U.S.C. § 1861).  The case was on appeal from the...

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Even as the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), becomes increasingly widespread, there is currently no comprehensive framework governing 1) the use of drones in U.S. airspace and 2) the use of data...

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The FTC agreed to settle charges and enter into a consent order with Nomi Technologies, Inc., a company that offers tracking analytics services to brick and mortar retailers. Nomi’s service installs sensors at retail locations...

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Can states require out-of-state website operators to identify authors of negative reviews? This was the issue addressed by the Supreme Court of Virginia in Yelp, Inc. v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, Inc., 2015 WL 1726739 (Va....

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After four years of litigation, a California district court granted summary judgment for Hulu in its defense against alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), finding that Plaintiffs could not establish that Hulu...

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Data “onboarding”—also called “CRM retargeting,” “CRM onboarding,” or just “audience targeting”—is a relatively new way for marketers to reach highly particularized audiences online. It differs from behavioral tracking models because it uses de-identified data originally...

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