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Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Fellows

Aug 3, 2017 by Jennifer Russell

ZwillGen, a leading boutique law firm specializing in the intersection of law and technology, is seeking candidates for its 2018 Fellowship Program. The program presents a unique opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most experienced privacy and data security lawyers representing the biggest names in technology. The ZwillGen Fellow position is...

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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 fact that it had received such a demand. Issued without mandatory judicial oversight or a court order, an NSL allows...

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Earlier this summer, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security announced a series of heightened aviation security measures for commercial flights in-bound to the United States, including “enhanced screening of electronic devices.” Increased U.S. government scrutiny of electronic devices raises privacy concerns for every day passengers traveling to and from the United States. Increased...

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In an effort to provide greater transparency and efficiency and to reduce the burden of its investigations on businesses, especially small businesses, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced several internal “reforms” to the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s investigatory process. The process changes, which appear to be effective immediately, require FTC staff to: Communicate more directly...

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When seeking warrants for email accounts, the Government often asks for all email content stored in the account, even when an investigation relates only to use of the email account for a period of time or for a single purpose. The Government often argues (as it does in searches of computer hard drives) that over-seizing...

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Sergeant Know Your Customer

Jun 26, 2017 by Kelsey Harclerode and Stacey Brandenburg

Another night, another fantasy draft. Sergeant Know Your Customer “SGT KYC” regulates the contest to make sure everything is fair and fun for all players. Art by Joe Jerome....

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