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Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
  • Oct 20

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber

    LinkedIn Sued for Providing “Trusted References” to Paying Subscriber
    On October 9, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., (“FRCA”) by…
  • Sep 2

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?

    Is Your Company Subject to Laws Regulating Safe Destruction of Documents?
    Many companies have document retention policies – in other words, policies determining how long they will keep certain kinds of documentation.  These policies also frequently cover when documents may be destroyed in the normal…
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Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 3993

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Oct 20

    The Troubling Arguments from the Government in Smith v. Obama

    The Troubling Arguments from the Government in Smith v. Obama
    We’ve filed our reply brief in the appeal of Smith v. Obama, our case challenging the NSA’s mass telephone records collection on behalf of Idaho nurse Anna Smith.  The case will be argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of…
  • Oct 20

    EFF Launches Updated Know Your Rights Guide

    EFF Launches Updated Know Your Rights Guide
    If the police come knocking at your door, the constitution offers you some protection. But the constitution is just a piece of paper—if you don’t know how to assert your rights. And even if you do assert your rights…what…
  • Oct 20

    Free as in Open Access and Wikipedia

    Free as in Open Access and Wikipedia
    Between October 20 and 26, EFF is celebrating Open Access Week alongside dozens of organizations from around the world. This is a week to acknowledge the wide-ranging benefits of enabling open access to information and research—as well…
Rank this Week: 3021

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
  • Oct 20

    News: Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini wins privacy damages from “Reveal” magazine

    News: Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini wins privacy damages from “Reveal” magazine
    On 20 October 2014 a Statement in Open Court was read in the High Court in the case of Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini v. National Magazine Company Ltd. Callum Galbraith, of Russells, on behalf of the Claimant told HHJ Parkes QC that…
  • Oct 19

    Law and Media Round Up – 20 October 2014

    Law and Media Round Up – 20 October 2014
    The trial of six senior staff and journalists from the Sun began last week at the Kingston Crown Court.  There are nine counts on the indictment against the journalists: Chris Pharo, Jamie Pyatt, Graham Dudman, Ben O’Driscoll,…
  • Oct 19

    Revenge Porn: It’s criminal … except when it makes a good front page – Joan Smith

    Revenge Porn: It’s criminal … except when it makes a good front page – Joan Smith
    At the beginning of October, The Sun launched a campaign against what has become known as ‘revenge porn’. A number of famous people have been victims of the practice, which consists of a former partner publishing intimate material…
Rank this Week: 79

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Oct 20

    Privacy and Security: Outflanking the Third-Party Doctrine

    Privacy and Security: Outflanking the Third-Party Doctrine
    Edward Snowden became famous last year for revealing US government surveillance programs and starting a conversation in America about the tradeoffs between privacy and security. More recently, Snowden has conducted interviews in which he has…
  • Oct 14

    The Most Important Technological Advancement Since the Internet

    The Most Important Technological Advancement Since the Internet
    It should come as a shock to no one that car accidents have a great economic and societal impact on all Americans. Entire industries have come to rely heavily, if not entirely, upon the basic reality that people will get into car accidents.…
  • Oct 14

    Smart Bombs, Dumb Policy?

    Smart Bombs, Dumb Policy?
    With an increase in ISIS activity in Syria and Iraq, the United States has increased it’s presence in the region. Public outcry for U.S. air support following numerous atrocities carried out by ISIS has led to air strikes by U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1138

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 549

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 1473

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 3127

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 68

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Court spanks parents. In a landmark decision, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in Boston v. Athearn that parents can be held responsible for the social media activities of their kids. The case involved a seventh-grade boy who, with…
  • Oct 17

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Doctor in the mouse. What if you could input a list of your current symptoms to Google, and quickly be connected with a doctor for a brief consultation? For a limited trial period, Google seems to have set up such a system for people who are…
  • Oct 17

    Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries – New UK Infringement Exceptions – The Ones That Came Back Again

    Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries – New UK Infringement Exceptions – The Ones That Came Back Again
    Introduction In June of this year, we sent out an alert about the anticipated new UK copyright infringement exceptions. These exceptions were to be introduced based on the recommendations of the Hargreaves Review. Surprisingly, some of the…
Rank this Week: 1407

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Covers telecom policy, services agreements and data security/privacy. By Keller and Heckman LLP.

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
  • Oct 20

    FCC Broadband Policy: More than "Fast Lanes" and "Title II Regulation"--- Part I

    FCC Broadband Policy: More than "Fast Lanes" and "Title II Regulation"--- Part I
    Few FCC issues have elicited the sustained attention of the general public, public interest groups of all persuasions, the media, and the cable, telco and wireless industries as Net Neutrality.  It is one of those rare issues that can…
  • Aug 18

    Wireless Services Procurements 2.0

    Wireless Services Procurements 2.0
    The manner in which many enterprises procure wireless services needs to be reassessed.  For those interested in deploying M2M networks or experiencing in-building wireless reception challenges (or concerned such challenges may arise),…
  • May 19

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off
    The widely-anticipated commercial deployment of drones piques the interest of critical infrastructure industries, the agricultural sector, and technology companies such as Amazon.  Consistent with this commercial interest and its…
Rank this Week: 4033

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Oct 19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18
    Cyberbullying bill inches closer to law despite privacy concerns http://t.co/bZeeTk4r6Z -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-11 http://t.co/nY0aeTGY1x -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Oct 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17
    Rob Ford's medical records accessed by 2 unauthorized hospital staff members http://t.co/pQCeQQ4o5o -> Canada's Anti-Spam Law CASL Will Derail Small Businesses http://t.co/d6whkoN9Tp -> Google Makes It Easier Than Ever to Search Piracy…
  • Oct 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-16
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-15: Dropbox passwords posted online http://t.co/nvz68GYr8n -> IS… http://t.co/tfW2kgPl2g -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-15 http://t.co/GgRihnBz3H ->…
Rank this Week: 1485

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Oct 18

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case

    Court Rules on University E-Reserves Copyright Case
    Art teachers and professors, pay attention! Academic publishers on Friday notched a win in the ongoing legal debate about digital access to copyrighted works, as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a broad ruling on how to determine…
  • Oct 16

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”

    Louis Menand on Copyright and Why We Can Survive Without “Motown”
    The copyright argument is not really a philosophical battle, but rather a battle between interest groups. This, Louis Menand argues, is really what drives us to blog about and argue over piracy, appropriation, court opinions, and anything and…
  • Oct 16

    Iggy Pop on Piracy and Why the Working Class Steal

    Iggy Pop on Piracy and Why the Working Class Steal
    Rock and punk icon Iggy Pop gave a lecture the other night, and this is what he had to say about illegal downloading, “We are exchanging the corporate rip-off for the public one. Aided by power nerds. Kind of computer Putins. They just…
Rank this Week: 439

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Oct 18

    Ebola Presents Significant Workplace Challenge

    Ebola Presents Significant Workplace Challenge
    We addressed the dangers of “snooping” into patient records by hospital workers spurred by incidents of Ebola and Enterovirus D-86 in the U.S. Of course, the workplace challenges created by Ebola, Enterovirus D-86 and other…
  • Oct 16

    Data Breach Notification Deadline Extended 10 Days for Certain Healthcare Providers in California

    Data Breach Notification Deadline Extended 10 Days for Certain Healthcare Providers in California
    While recent legislation has tended to tighten data breach notification requirements (e.g., Florida and California), Assembly Bill 1755 extended the breach notification deadline from five to 15 days for certain healthcare providers. More…
  • Oct 6

    Enterovirus D-68 and Ebola Cases Raise Privacy Concerns for Healthcare Providers and their Worker

    Enterovirus D-68 and Ebola Cases Raise Privacy Concerns for Healthcare Providers and their Worker
    On September 25, a four-year old boy from New Jersey died of Enterovirus D-68, reports myfoxphilly.com. Increasingly, there are reports about potential Ebola cases in the U.S. Naturally, the spread of infectious disease raises concern for…
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HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Ebola, Public Health, Emergency, and…

    Ebola, Public Health, Emergency, and Related Disclosure Questions: Some of the AHLA ListServs are buzzing today with questions about how and why Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital (which is just over a mile from my house) has disclosed the…
  • Oct 13

    Community Health Systems update: As…

    Community Health Systems update: As previously reported, CHS was hacked.  The sequelae has started: one of the community hospitals in New Mexico has been sued, and the attorneys are seeking class certification. The lesson here is that the…
  • Oct 10

    Accounting for Disclosures: Have you been…

    Accounting for Disclosures: Have you been worrying about how to comply with the accounting for disclosures rule that HHS published way back in 2011?  No?  Hell, even I'd forgotten about it, even though I gave quite a few speeches and…
Rank this Week: 2701

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    The Title of an App Can Be Protected as a Work Title under German Trademark Law – If it Is Not Merely Descriptive

    The Title of an App Can Be Protected as a Work Title under German Trademark Law – If it Is Not Merely Descriptive
    The Higher Regional Court of Cologne (OLG Köln) held in its decision (court ref. 6 U 205/13) dated September 5, 2014 that the title of a mobile app can enjoy protection against similar titles for similar services. However, the claimant…
  • Oct 14

    Copyright Law: The Author’s Right to be Named

    Copyright Law: The Author’s Right to be Named
    According to the district court of Kassel’s decision of June 6th, 2014 (file number: 410 C 3000/13) authors of copyrighted works can exercise their right to decide if and how they want to be named as author of their works ……
  • Oct 10

    (More) certainty ahead: liability of commercial operators of open WLAN network

    (More) certainty ahead: liability of commercial operators of open WLAN network
    Commercial WLAN operators will soon be certain about when and in how far they are liable for violations of third party rights by their users. The District Court in Munich (7 O 14719/12) has stayed the proceedings in a pending ……
Rank this Week: 3823

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Oct 17

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage

    New Lawsuit Alleges Minor League Salaries Fail to Meet Minimum Wage
    In the latest chapter of what has been a landmark year in sports law, several current and former minor league baseball players have filed a class action and collective action lawsuit against Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and all…
  • Oct 14

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    FI&C Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
    Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. is pleased to announce that Charles Faruki, Jeff Ireland and Ron Raether were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  See Press Release.
  • Oct 9

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.

    Did Bill Simmons Defame Roger Goodell? Let’s Hope That Roger Goodell Thinks So.
    Recently, long-time ESPN columnist and TV personality Bill Simmons, speaking of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, said that “[Goodell] is lying. I think that dude is lying. If you put him up on a lie detector test, that guy would…
Rank this Week: 3487

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
Rank this Week: 1499

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

The D: Drive | E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data

Covers privacy, e-discovery, data security, and cloud computing. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
  • Oct 16

    Medical Device Regulation in Cyberspace

    Medical Device Regulation in Cyberspace
    When designing any electronic tool, whether it be a smart phone or a game console, it is always important for the manufacturer to strike a balance between functionality, or ease of use, and data privacy and security. Nowhere is the need to…
  • Sep 22

    Privacy Law Litigation in Ontario - From the Bank to the Hospital and Beyond

    Privacy Law Litigation in Ontario - From the Bank to the Hospital and Beyond
    Health information is generally regarded as among the most sensitive of personal information. Even members of the Millennial Generation, who regularly share details of their personal lives on social media, are troubled by the thought of…
  • Sep 17

    Are Municipal Governments Subject to Canada's Anti-Spam Law?

    Are Municipal Governments Subject to Canada's Anti-Spam Law?
    Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force on July 1, 2014. It is intended to protect Canadians from unsolicited commercial electronic messages and to reduce electronic threats to commerce. Under CASL, a commercial electronic…
Rank this Week: 2470

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 1197

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

Covers data privacy, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and national security legal issues. By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
Rank this Week: 1227

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 1469

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

Covers data privacy, security and social media subjects. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Oct 13

    Will Using “Apple Pay” Keep the Data Breach Away?

    Will Using “Apple Pay” Keep the Data Breach Away?
    Recently Apple unveiled its latest iPhones and other new products. While the big screens on the new iPhones are making the splashy headlines, perhaps the most interesting reveal, from a data privacy perspective, is not a shiny gadget, but the…
  • Oct 8

    California Extends Deadline for Reporting Breaches to the CDPH from 5 to 15 Business Day

    California Extends Deadline for Reporting Breaches to the CDPH from 5 to 15 Business Day
    On September 18, 2014, California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed Assembly Bill 1755 (“AB1755”) into law, amending breach notification provisions in the California Health and Safety Code applicable to licensed clinics, health…
  • Oct 7

    Mobilizing on Mobile Apps: The FTC’s Comment to the CFPB Signals its Prioritie

    Mobilizing on Mobile Apps: The FTC’s Comment to the CFPB Signals its Prioritie
    In recent months, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been steadily ramping up its efforts to monitor, regulate, and provide best practice guidance in the rapidly expanding field of mobile applications. On September 10, 2014,…
Rank this Week: 1491

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 1544

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Oct 9

    Do I Need a License to Play Music in My Own Building?

    Do I Need a License to Play Music in My Own Building?
    Did you know that playing music in a commercial setting can be copyright infringement?  Listen to this six-minute interview with attorney John Mashni to learn more. Tags: Copyright, Intellectual Property
  • Sep 25

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Fight, But Does it Have a Future as a Cable Company?

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Fight, But Does it Have a Future as a Cable Company?
    On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that streaming television service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law. In American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc., the Court overruled the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,…
  • Sep 18

    Kickstarter and Crowdfunding can provide much needed business funds – and a big tax bill

    Kickstarter and Crowdfunding can provide much needed business funds – and a big tax bill
    Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects. It has helped a wide range of people fundraise to help finance a variety of projects. Often time people overlook the tax implications to successful Kickstarter campaigns. Check…
Rank this Week: 3381

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

By Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Oct 8

    A Different Kind of “Virus”: FDA Follows NIST Framework in Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Device

    A Different Kind of “Virus”: FDA Follows NIST Framework in Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Device
    Written by Joshua T.  Foust In past posts  we’ve taken a close look at the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), exploring…
  • Oct 7

    It’s 11:30 PM, do you know where your data is? Privacy & Connected Device

    It’s 11:30 PM, do you know where your data is? Privacy & Connected Device
    Written by Kristina Eastham This week marks the second week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a week that focuses on the Secure Development of IT Products, so it seems only appropriate to discuss security and The Internet of Things…
  • Oct 6

    Privacy Monday – October 6, 2014

    Privacy Monday – October 6, 2014
    A new month, a new Privacy Monday. JPMorgan Chase:  Baiting the Hook for Phishers  Cybercrime researchers say that the 83 million customer records (76 million consumer and 7 million small business) swiped from JPMC could…
Rank this Week: 779

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Oct 6

    Dentons Welcomes Chantal Bernier

    Dentons Welcomes Chantal Bernier
    Chantal Bernier, formerly of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, joins Dentons today. Ms Bernier was formerly the Interim Privacy Commissioner and, prior to that role, was the Assistant Privacy Commissioner. We are delighted…
  • Sep 15

    Europe Not Yet Satisfied with Adequacy of Québec’s Privacy Law

    Europe Not Yet Satisfied with Adequacy of Québec’s Privacy Law
    On June 4, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party (WP 29) issued a report to the European Commission (EC) regarding an application by the Province of Québec, Canada for status as a jurisdiction providing an adequate level of protection for…
  • Sep 11

    App-Laudable Disclosures: GPEN Releases Mobile App Privacy Result

    App-Laudable Disclosures: GPEN Releases Mobile App Privacy Result
    Members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) have released the results of its May 2014 privacy sweep. A common theme is the need for greater transparency regarding data collection and use prior to the downloading of a mobile…
Rank this Week: 3795

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Oct 6

    ‘Patent troll’ cannot “derail” FTC investigation

    ‘Patent troll’ cannot “derail” FTC investigation
    By Jay Levine and Allen Carter Have to give them an “A” for effort. “Patent troll” MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC sued the FTC hoping to shut down its investigation into the company because the investigation violated…
  • Oct 2

    The latest surge in data breaches highlight key takeaways for employer

    The latest surge in data breaches highlight key takeaways for employer
    By Brian Hall The recent data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy John’s have kept data privacy and security in the news lately. But from a legal perspective, there has never been much that the victims of these breaches could do…
  • Sep 12

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month

    Grab your passport; geographic gTLDs are jetsetting this month
    By Melissa Barnett Twenty-three new gTLDs have been delegated since our last post. The following gTLDs have been cleared for takeoff: .network .企业 (Chinese for…
Rank this Week: 2771

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
  • Oct 3

    California Takes the Lead Again in Data Breach Law

    California Takes the Lead Again in Data Breach Law
    Philip L. Gordon Zoe M. Argento California has taken the lead once again in the area of data breach notification laws. In 2002, California was the first state to pass a law…
  • Sep 2

    NLRB's Recent Triple Play Decision Tackles Two Critical Social Media Issues for Employer

    NLRB's Recent Triple Play Decision Tackles Two Critical Social Media Issues for Employer
    With the intersection between cutting-edge social media and the Depression-era National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or the Act) still relatively new, employers are looking for answers to some fundamental questions when it comes to regulating…
  • Sep 2

    Ten Tips for Preparing an Effective Acceptable Use Policy

    Ten Tips for Preparing an Effective Acceptable Use Policy
    Philip L. Gordon Corporate computers and information and communications systems (collectively, "electronic resources") remain the workhorse for most businesses, even as alternatives, such as third-party text messaging…
Rank this Week: 4390

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

Posts on variety of internet law issues, with a focus on domain names, internet governance, social media, internet freedom and privacy. By Bloomberg BNA.

http://www.bna.com/ecommerce-tech-law-blog/
  • Oct 1

    DNS Policy Notes for Oct. 1, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Oct. 1, 2014
    Topics include a late objection to the Tata Sons Ltd. application for .tata, a request for reconsideration of the CPE panel decision awarding .radio to the European Broadcasting Union, and the federal bankruptcy courts' proposal that domain…
  • Sep 30

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 30, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 30, 2014
    Topics include the latest wrinkle in the litigation over the nature of property rights in a ccTLD, a blast at the ICANN EWG report on a successor to the WHOIS registrant contact database, evidence of some last-mile lawyering over the…
  • Sep 26

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 26, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 26, 2014
    Topics include Namecoin's .bit TLD and trademark protections there, one trademark owner's long slog through the domain name recuperation process, a suggestion that free prioritization is as harmful as paid prioritization, ruminations about…
Rank this Week: 3222

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 4002

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
Rank this Week: 2576

Broadband Law Advisor

Broadband Law Advisor

Provides insight and information on the FCC's National Broadband Plan. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadbandlawadvisor.com/
  • Sep 17

    Advisory: FCC Sets Dec. 15 Deadline for Special Access Data Collection Submission

    Advisory: FCC Sets Dec. 15 Deadline for Special Access Data Collection Submission
    December 15 is now set as the deadline by which nearly all cable operators, telecommunications carriers, and many others must respond to an extensive FCC special access data collection, per an Order on Reconsideration released…
  • Sep 15

    Is Dark Fiber a Regulated Service?

    Is Dark Fiber a Regulated Service?
    It seems logical to think that leasing dark fiber is not a telecommunications service.  Dark fiber is only a component of a service, not a service unto itself.  It may therefore come as a surprise to know that the FCC (and the…
  • Sep 10

    California PUC to Hold Workshops in November to Discuss Wireless Pole Attachment Issue

    California PUC to Hold Workshops in November to Discuss Wireless Pole Attachment Issue
    As an update to our May 7 blog entry about the California Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”)’s rulemaking to consider if its existing rules for nondiscriminatory access to poles, conduits and rights-of-way should be amended…
Rank this Week: 2317

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Sep 3

    Lessons from the iCloud Celebrity Hack

    Lessons from the iCloud Celebrity Hack
    The highly publicized hacking of the iCloud accounts of dozens of celebrities was disclosed over Labor Day weekend and has raised larger, more serious concerns regarding the security of personal and corporate data held in the cloud.…
  • Aug 28

    Don’t Put Off That New HIPAA Business Associate Agreement: September 23, 2014 Deadline Loom

    Don’t Put Off That New HIPAA Business Associate Agreement: September 23, 2014 Deadline Loom
    It’s been a while, but we have another HIPAA deadline just around the corner: September 23, 2014. September 23, 2014 is the date by which all HIPAA business associate agreements need to be in compliance with the current…
  • Aug 11

    New COPPA Safe Harbor Added By iKeepSafe

    New COPPA Safe Harbor Added By iKeepSafe
    Last week, the FTC announced approval of a new Safe Harbor Program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), called iKeepSafe. The program was created by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, a nonprofit organization that…
Rank this Week: 1422

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Aug 20

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform

    “I’m not dead yet,” says Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Reform
    In a surprising turn of events last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he was reintroducing legislation to modify Masschusetts noncompete law and to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The noncompete bill…
  • Jul 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead

    Massachusetts Noncompete and UTSA Bills Are Dead
    While it was close this year, in the end, there was no legislative reform of either Massachusetts noncompete law or Massachusetts trade secrets law. I expect, however, that Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative…
  • Jul 3

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill

    Update on Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secrets Bill
    Progress in the Massachusetts State House: On Tuesday, July 1, the latest version of the Massachusetts Noncompete Bill (the latest version of the bill that I had drafted for Senator Will Brownsberger and Representative Lori…
Rank this Week: 1290

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village
    The Richardson Sixth firm made a visit to the Atlanta Tech Village yesterday.  The gathering was sponsored by the Buckhead Club, which shares valuable real estate with the Village as part of the “Buckhead Super-block.”…
  • Sep 30

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory
    ReDigi, started in late 2011, holds itself out as a legal means for consumers to sell their digital music files online, giving them the same ability to re-sell as they possess with their CDs or vinyl. ReDigi proponents argue that the…
  • Aug 31

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that website owners have the right to selectively block user access, and any intentional circumvention of those access restrictions may violate the Computer Fraud and…
Rank this Week: 3480

Trials and Tribulations

Trials and Tribulations

Covers the Elvey v. TDAmeritrade case concerning information security, spam and identity theft.

http://caringaboutsecurity.wordpress.com
  • Jul 3

    Advice for TD Ameritrade from Tim Devaney and Tom Stein

    Advice for TD Ameritrade from Tim Devaney and Tom Stein
    TD Ameritrade’s PR flacks think this is bad advice on how to handle haters, I guess.Filed under: Settlement Component
  • Jun 13

    Settlement Valuation

    Settlement Valuation
    Judge Walker repeatedly asked the former class counsel to place a value on the benefits the rejected settlement offered to the class. I think it’s doable, and no one has truly done so, so I’m going to give it a shot. The audit…
  • Oct 30

    New SEC guidance on Cybersecurity

    New SEC guidance on Cybersecurity
    The SEC has a pathetic new regulation, its first on cybersecurity.  It’s another cog in a system designed to provide the appearance of Justice without actually meting it out to the very powerful or wealthy.  The SEC refused to act on…
Rank this Week: 4480

Reasonable Expectation

Reasonable Expectation

Focuses on privacy and data security. By M. Scott Koller.

http://www.reasonableexpectation.com
  • Jun 30

    Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged?

    Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged?
    #150654797 / gettyimages.com Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged? Originally Published on the InfoLaw Group Blog: Over the past year, the number of data breaches has skyrocketed and, as a result, companies are facing increased risk of…
  • Mar 20

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on iKeepSafe’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on iKeepSafe’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
    Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeep Safe) has submitted a proposed safe harbor program to the Federal Trade Commission under the the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. Under 16 C.F.R. 312.11, COPPA safe…
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start
    I recently authored an article for the Daily Journal on the new cybersecurity framework.  You can read about it by visiting the Daily Journal.  
Rank this Week: 897

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Jun 13

    Spencer, PIPEDA & Lawful Authority

    Spencer, PIPEDA & Lawful Authority
    A busy practice combined with a very bad shoulder injury will, regretfully, move blogging down the priority list. As we reach mid-2014 there have been a few interesting privacy law developments this year but, in my view, no real…
  • Feb 27

    Toronto Hydro Surveillance?

    Toronto Hydro Surveillance?
    I can’t help but think there’s a movie in this somewhere. Love, devotion and allegations of betrayal are all present. Mix in smart meters and privacy and it becomes obvious why I’m blogging about this. It’s quite a…
  • Feb 19

    Health Privacy: Is PHIPA the only game in town?

    Health Privacy: Is PHIPA the only game in town?
    There is a new and interesting decision out of Peterborough that raises but doesn’t answer a lot of questions. These questions revolve around the intersection of PHIPA, class action law and tort law. This is not something you see…
Rank this Week: 4924

Data Security Law Journal

Data Security Law Journal

Covers data security, cloud computing, data privacy and anything E. By Al Saikali.

http://www.datasecuritylawjournal.com/
  • May 26

    Why Every Business Should Care About Florida’s Information Protection Act

    Why Every Business Should Care About Florida’s Information Protection Act
    My last post described what the recently passed Florida Information Protection Act (FIPA) will do.  This post analyzes how FIPA differs from Florida’s existing breach notification law and explains why those differences will hurt or…
  • May 15

    Everything You Need To Know About Florida’s New Data Protection Law

    Everything You Need To Know About Florida’s New Data Protection Law
    The Florida Legislature recently passed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA).  This post describes the FIPA and analyzes the advantages and disadvantages to businesses governed by the new law.  The FIPA must still…
  • Dec 30

    The Target Data Breach Lawsuits: Why Every Company Should Care

    The Target Data Breach Lawsuits: Why Every Company Should Care
    Plaintiffs’ lawyers were falling over themselves last week in a race to the courthouse to sue Target as a result of its recent data breach.  By at least one report, over 40 lawsuits have already been filed against Target, the first…
Rank this Week: 4114

Peter Fleischer: Privacy...?

Peter Fleischer: Privacy...?

Covers privacy law and corporate privacy policy. By Peter Fleischer, Global Privacy Counsel for Google.

http://peterfleischer.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Harvard Nostalgia

    Harvard Nostalgia
    The older I get, the more I think back to Harvard with nostalgia.  I was very young at Harvard.  I went to college straight out of the 10th grade, and I graduated at the age of 19.  That officially makes me a high school…
  • Apr 6

    From pool to pool

    From pool to pool
    I love my pools.    In Paris, my pool is in a fancy private club, in the Bois de Boulogne, on the edge of Paris.  It's a gorgeous 50-meter pool, open year-round outdoors, framed by views of the Eiffel Tower. My pool nurtured…
  • Mar 12

    A Science Fiction Novel

    A Science Fiction Novel
    I'd like to crowd-source the plot for a science fiction novel.  Would this make a good story?:In a not-too-distant future, say 20 years from now, humanity lives through the biggest change in its history.  It doesn't happen…
Rank this Week: 4388

Web Tech Law

Web Tech Law

Covers intellectual property, privacy, and social media in South Africa.

http://webtechlaw.com/our-insights
  • Apr 24

    The legalities of going paper-le

    The legalities of going paper-le
    Many people think that going digital is problematic from a legal perspective and, to a large extent, it isn't. It does require that you understand the implications and adjust your workflows to suit the digital paradigm.
  • Apr 24

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet
    The last couple weeks saw two spectacular lapses in judgment in corporate Twitter accounts. The first was the pornographic US Airways tweet in response to a passenger’s complaints about a delayed flight and the second was an FNB…
  • Apr 7

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you
    I spoke to Kieno Kammies on 567 CapeTalk radio this morning about a troubling trend. As you can hear from the segment, below, the concern is partly about people being photographed in suspicious ways in public. One example is a person…
Rank this Week: 3109

The Privacy Law Site

The Privacy Law Site

Covers privacy laws and regulations.

http://privacy-law.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection
    According to the The New York Times, President Obama plans to propose legislation that would end bulk collection of phone records under Sec. 215 of the Patriot Act, keep the records in the hands of the phone companies, and require…
  • Jun 29

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA
    26 Senators have sent a letter to DNI James Clapper seeking examples of how bulk collection of phone records information from provided unique intelligence.The AP reports the story here.
  • Jun 29

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013
    Congress amended COPPA in 2012 to cover online services such as apps. As was previously the case, the law only applies to apps "directed at" children under the age of 13, or have actual knowledge of collection of personal information from…
Rank this Week: 2922

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claimsThe post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
  • Feb 20

    Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win

    Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win
    Despite Oracle’s efforts to utilize copyright law to asphyxiate Rimini’s business model, Rimini’s support services appear to have bright days aheadThe post Oracle’s Copyright Victory: An Ephemeral Win appeared first…
  • Feb 14

    Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage”

    Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage”
    After former employer declined to invest in Defendant’s new business, Defendant turned cybersquatterThe post Retaliatory Cybersquatter Used Domain Name To “Get Leverage” appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 3133

Tsibouris Privacy + Technology Law…

Tsibouris Privacy + Technology Law Blog

Focuses on privacy, security, data protection, technology, and financial services issues affecting corporations, governments, and individuals. By Tsibouris & Associates.

http://blog.tsibouris.com/
  • Jan 23

    US-EU Safe Harbor: FTC Proposed Consent Orders with 12 companies for false claims.

    US-EU Safe Harbor: FTC Proposed Consent Orders with 12 companies for false claims.
    Yesterday the FTC announced proposed consent orders with twelve companies that falsely claimed compliance with the Safe Harbor framework.  Interestingly it involved a broad range of companies, including collection agencies and NFL…
  • Jun 7

    PRISM and NSA-Verizon Disclosures May Hurt EU Data Protection Regulation Effort

    PRISM and NSA-Verizon Disclosures May Hurt EU Data Protection Regulation Effort
    By Mehmet MunurRecent disclosures relating to PRISMand Verizon-NSAwiretapping may hurt efforts to make the EU General Data Protection Regulation less prescriptive and more business friendly for American companies. These programs will give…
  • Jan 25

    Appeals Court Vacates Obama Recess Appointment

    Appeals Court Vacates Obama Recess Appointment
    By Mehmet MunurThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruledtoday that President Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and the Board’s actions were unenforceable.  The court…
Rank this Week: 1673