Alternative Data & Scraping

After much anticipation, the CFPB released guidance on October 20, 2017 regarding the consumer protection implications of financial data sharing and aggregation services. In these new principles, the CFPB expresses strong support for such offerings,...

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Adventures in Alternative Data: Episode 1

April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Want to know what type of shipping activity is occurring at a potential acquisition target or how recent economic reports affect foot traffic? Data collected from public spaces (through satellites, drones, or captured from cameras) can give investors...

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Documents filed this week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida reveal that a Florida mall developer and its mobile marketing service provider have agreed to pay $6,500,000 to settle claims...

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In an order issued on Friday, the Northern District of California found that defendant 3Taps, a company that aggregates Craigslist ads to republish on its own site and as an API service, may be liable...

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Craigslist v.Crawlers: Who Owns the Data?

October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last week saw an interesting development in craigslist’s lawsuit against 3Taps, brought in July 2012, in which the classified ad site alleged that 3Taps impermissibly crawled or scraped craigslist.com to populate data into the “Craiggers”...

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