Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)/Stored Communications Act (SCA)

Last Friday, September 3, 2010, Plaintiffs and Class Counsel moved for preliminary approval of the settlement agreement in the In Re Google Buzz User Privacy Litigation.  The class action suit, filed in the Northern District...

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Today in the Washington Post, Marc Zwillinger explains how the proposed addition of electronic communication transaction records to the list of items law enforcement can seek with a national security letter could open a significant amount of...

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Twitter Settles with the FTC

June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission and Twitter have agreed to settle charges stemming from two security breaches in early 2009, during which hackers were able to obtain unauthorized administrative control of the social networking service, access...

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Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated opinion in City of Ontario, California v. Quon, No. 08-1332 (June 17, 2010). The opinion, however, provides little guidance as to whether individuals have a...

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In a recent decision, the Fourth Circuit ruled that a user cannot raise Fourth Amendment objections to disclosure to the Government when an Internet Service Provider complies with the mandatory reporting requirement in 42 U.S.C....

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Marc Zwillinger was quoted extensively by Amy E. Bivins in the BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report, with regard to the uncertainty faced by ISPs and other companies as they attempt to navigate ECPA and its application...

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Marc Zwillinger & Christian Genetski, Criminal Discovery of Internet Communications Under the Stored Communications Act: It’s Not a Level Playing Field, 97 J. of Crim. L. & Criminology 569 (2007)...

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Marc Zwillinger testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee of Crime and Drugs during a hearing on “video laptop surveillance” urging caution with any law change that would make all silent video communications subject to Wiretap Act...

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Coalition Pushes Rewrite of Privacy Law

March 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

 Marc Zwillinger comments on the need for ECPA reform, noting that the current law penalizes users of cloud computing services by providing less privacy protection for data stored in the cloud than data stored locally. ...

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Marc Zwillinger moderated a panel that included Jim Dempsey, Vice President of the CDT, and Jen Mardosz, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Myspace, to discuss the problems in applying ECPA to Social Networking websites and proposals...

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