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A recent Cnet News article, “WikiLeaks Fans Should Think Before They Botnet,”  quoted Zwillinger Genetski attorney Jennifer Granick, on botnet denial of service attacks: “Participating in a botnet with the intention of shutting down a Web site violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.  The thing people need to understand is that even if you...

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The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, recently issued an opinion in People v. Nesbitt, Case No. 08-CF-49, finding that the Illinois State Constitution provides a greater right to privacy in transactional records than the U.S. Constitution.  This holding may have serious implications for law enforcement, as it apparently limits the ability of law enforcement...

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On December 1, 2010, the FTC released its preliminary Staff Report titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change.” The report provides a brief overview of the FTC’s privacy regulation and enforcement efforts, discusses the main concepts and themes that emerged from the FTC’s series of privacy roundtables, and proposes a three-part privacy...

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Staffers for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have been circulating new legislation that would amend the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and provide for licensing of internet poker with consumer protections and strong regulatory oversight.  The legislation would overturn the ban on processing of online-gambling transactions by...

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Washington, D.C. based law firm, Zwillinger Genetski LLP, is happy to announce the addition of Jennifer S. Granick, formerly Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Executive Director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society and Cyberlaw Clinic. “Adding such an experienced San Francisco-based lawyer will enable us to provide...

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On Wednesday, December 1, 2010, FTC Chairman, Jon Leibowitz, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Jessica Rich, and Chief Technologist, Edward W. Felten will hold a telephone media availability to answer reporters’ questions about a new FTC report on privacy that outlines a framework for consumers, businesses and policymakers....

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