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Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 38

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.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • May 23

    EU Member States to European Commission: Remove Barriers to Data Flow

    EU Member States to European Commission: Remove Barriers to Data Flow
    On May 23, 2016, half of the EU Member States sent a letter to the European Commission and the Netherlands (which holds the rotating presidency), seeking the removal of barriers to the free flow of data both within and outside the EU to…
  • May 19

    Pharmaceutical Company to Plead Guilty and Settle Drug Marketing Charge

    Pharmaceutical Company to Plead Guilty and Settle Drug Marketing Charge
    Recently, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals announced that it will enter into several settlements and plead guilty to two misdemeanors in connection with alleged violations of HIPAA, drug marketing regulations and securities laws. The criminal…
  • May 18

    EU Council Adopts the Network and Information Security Directive

    EU Council Adopts the Network and Information Security Directive
    On May 17, 2016, the European Council adopted its position at first reading on the Network and Information Security Directive. The NIS Directive was proposed by the European Commission on February 7, 2013, as part of its cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 222

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
  • May 30

    When An American Artist Rips Off Another Artist, This Is What You Get

    When An American Artist Rips Off Another Artist, This Is What You Get
    U.S. Copyright law thrown in your face. We love the art world, so leftist, so progressive, except when it comes to art and creativity. Let the Danish guy have a say and a day in the limelight, except when it comes to exposure, propaganda and…
  • May 28

    A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder

    A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder
    As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Soloman and William Genovese explore in their new film. On NPR this morning.
  • May 27

    Simchowitz-Mahama Settlement More Hype Than Substance

    Simchowitz-Mahama Settlement More Hype Than Substance
    We’ve received a few frantic emails asking us about the recent Simchowitz-Mahama settlement. As the reader may recall, this concerns yet another threat by an aggrieved artist to “deauthenticate” an artwork created by that…
Rank this Week: 246

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
  • May 18

    North Korea Facing New Wave of International Trade Sanction

    North Korea Facing New Wave of International Trade Sanction
    As a direct result of nuclear and ballistic weapons tests conducted by the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of North Korea earlier this year, the United Nations, the European Union and the United States imposed increased sanctions against…
  • Apr 25

    Acquisition of Some Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs to be Permitted by Veterans Affair

    Acquisition of Some Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs to be Permitted by Veterans Affair
    The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that it will now require all covered drugs under the Veterans Health Care Act to be offered on Federal Supply Schedule contracts, regardless of whether they meet the “country of…
  • Apr 1

    OCC’s White Paper Addresses Responsiveness to FinTech Innovation

    OCC’s White Paper Addresses Responsiveness to FinTech Innovation
    On March 31, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) issued its much-anticipated white paper on the growing intersection between financial services and technology, or “FinTech.”  In this white…
Rank this Week: 295

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: 512

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 26

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    interesting (but terrible) misuse of dmca takedown to remove content from the web. https://t.co/6ruWSs0wbg 2016-05-26 I copied and pasted an indemnity clause into this and it exploded. https://t.co/lVtCDQ4qBv 2016-05-26 jury finds that…
  • May 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google open sources parsing engine named parsey mcparseface. well done google, well done indeed. https://t.co/Hf5vBlTUgR h/t @privacylawyer 2016-05-14 students develop breathalyzer for lung cancer. instant and 10x more accurate than CT scans.…
  • May 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google open sources parsing engine named parsey mcparseface. well done google, well done indeed. https://t.co/Hf5vBlTUgR h/t @privacylawyer 2016-05-14 students develop breathalyzer for lung cancer. instant and 10x more accurate than CT scans.…
Rank this Week: 566

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
  • May 31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-30
    Oracle Judgment Sets High Bar For Fair Use https://t.co/ecgOkzERdS -> Tattoo Infringement Case Against NBA 2K Game Publisher Shows Misunderstanding of Applicability of Statutory Damages https://t.co/AhAVyyqZQE -> Expect UK court…
  • May 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-29
    FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll https://t.co/36u0zeKRwO -> Billionaire Peter Thiel funded Hulk Hogan lawsuit to take down Gawker https://t.co/COisqq2dFV -> Music Piracy Triggers Significant…
  • May 29

    Reimagining the Copyright Board – my ALAI presentation

    Reimagining the Copyright Board – my ALAI presentation
    I had the pleasure of attending ALAI’s symposium this week on The Copyright Board of Canada: Which Way Ahead. I was on a panel titled “Reimagining the Copyright Board” along with Ariel Katz, Howard Knopf, Adriane Porcin, and…
Rank this Week: 590

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Symantic's Tactical Cyber Security…

    Symantic's Tactical Cyber Security Checklist: this is good advice and easy to do.
  • May 24

    Good News for Data Breach Defendants: a…

    Good News for Data Breach Defendants: a Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld a trial court's determination that the class action route is inappropriate for litigation regarding data breaches.  The claims are too individual, particularly…
  • May 23

    Often mentioned possibility comes to…

    Often mentioned possibility comes to fruition: Kansas Heart Hospital got hit by a ransomware attack last week and paid the ransom to get their data back.  The hackers returned for a second bite, but this time the hospital is not paying.…
Rank this Week: 640

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 789

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
Rank this Week: 847

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/
  • May 24

    Uber Picks Up A Lawsuit

    Uber Picks Up A Lawsuit
    Harris Hoffberg In a recently filed class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) sent autodialed text messages to individuals after those individuals opted out of the messages by texting back…
  • May 17

    The Supreme Court’s Spokeo Decision and its Potential Impact on Privacy and Data Security Class Action

    The Supreme Court’s Spokeo Decision and its Potential Impact on Privacy and Data Security Class Action
    Courtney M. Bowman On May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, ruling that a plaintiff must sufficiently allege an injury that is both concrete and particularized in order to have Article III standing, and further…
  • Apr 18

    Regulators Offer Guidance on Privacy and Security for Health App Developer

    Regulators Offer Guidance on Privacy and Security for Health App Developer
    Laura E. Goldsmith This month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued guidance on privacy and security best practices for health-related mobile apps, such as fitness apps connected with wearables, diet and weight loss apps, and health…
Rank this Week: 1003

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/
  • May 26

    EU Parliament: EU, U.S. Must Improve Privacy Shield

    EU Parliament: EU, U.S. Must Improve Privacy Shield
    On May 26, 2016, the European Parliament passed a resolution (2016/2727 (RSP)) calling on the European Commission (EC) to reopen negotiations with the United States to improve perceived “deficiencies” in the EU-U.S. Privacy…
  • May 16

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit’s Spokeo Decision

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit’s Spokeo Decision
    Alleging a bare statutory violation not enough to confer standing When the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Spokeo v. Robins, it was clear that a ruling in the case would have significant implications for litigation under privacy…
  • May 11

    Advisory Alert: First Circuit and FTC Address Definitions of “PII,” While Michigan Amends Privacy Law to Remove Statutory Damage

    Advisory Alert: First Circuit and FTC Address Definitions of “PII,” While Michigan Amends Privacy Law to Remove Statutory Damage
    On April 29, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit handed down its widely anticipated opinion in Yershov v. Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc., in which it expanded the reach of the Video Privacy Protection Act…
Rank this Week: 1032

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
  • May 31

    A Brief Analysis of the European Parliament and the Article 29 Working Party’s Criticisms of Privacy Shield

    A Brief Analysis of the European Parliament and the Article 29 Working Party’s Criticisms of Privacy Shield
    Unveiled February 29, 2016, the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield attempts to address the shortcomings of the Safe Harbor arrangement identified originally by the European Commission and later by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its…
  • May 27

    Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in the Life Science

    Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in the Life Science
    While many of the recent most highly publicized data breaches have involved high-profile consumer brands, the life sciences sector is an increasingly attractive target for a cyber attack. Criminal attackers are targeting the health sector as…
  • May 26

    CNIL’s New Role: Overseeing Website Blocking

    CNIL’s New Role: Overseeing Website Blocking
    In an April 15, 2016 report, the French Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, provided details about its little-known responsibility as overseer of the French police's website-blocking powers. The French legislature gave the CNIL this new…
Rank this Week: 1059

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • May 17

    Now What? Plaintiffs Attack Popular Disclaimers in Online Terms of Use

    Now What? Plaintiffs Attack Popular Disclaimers in Online Terms of Use
    In Short: An old New Jersey law – the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act or TTCWNA – is now being used to challenge website Terms of Use in a flurry of recently filed cases. These cases have not yet produced any…
  • May 5

    GDPR: Getting Ready for the New EU General Data Protection Regulation

    GDPR: Getting Ready for the New EU General Data Protection Regulation
    Four years in the making, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) obtained its final legislative approval on April 14. It comes into effect in two years, in April 2018, replacing the national laws and regulations…
  • May 3

    First Circuit Ruling May Extend Reach of VPPA

    First Circuit Ruling May Extend Reach of VPPA
    On April 29, 2016, the First Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the question of what data constitutes “personally identifiable information” and who is a “subscriber” under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) in…
Rank this Week: 1091

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
Rank this Week: 1191

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large

    Mobile Device Security Policies for Employers – Small and Large
    Placing restrictions on access to Company information, however, should not be limited only to those BYOD devices. Instead, if the Company issues Company-owned devices to employees for use on Company systems, similar ground rules should be…
  • Dec 29

    Common Questions – What’s Involved in Registering a US Trademark?

    Common Questions – What’s Involved in Registering a US Trademark?
    So, you’ve decided to launch a brand name in the U.S. and are contemplating registering it in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“PTO”). What can you expect? Not every application is the same, so there will be…
  • Oct 16

    California Enacts Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA)

    California Enacts Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA)
    “For what logical reason should a handwritten letter stored in a desk drawer enjoy more protection from warrantless government surveillance than an email sent to a colleague or a text message to a loved one?” On October 8, 2015,…
Rank this Week: 1223

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
  • May 26

    European Parliament: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Needs Further Improvement

    European Parliament: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Needs Further Improvement
    Earlier today, the European Parliament passed a non-legislative resolution saying the EU Commission should go back to negotiating with the United States to remedy “deficiencies” in the proposed EU-U.S. Privacy Shield for EU…
  • May 17

    FTC Issues Guidance for Background Screening Companie

    FTC Issues Guidance for Background Screening Companie
    Employers regularly turn to background screening companies in order to obtain information/reports about applicants and employees.  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to companies that sell or provide these background screening…
  • May 12

    Facebook’s “Trending” Section and Human Resources Analytic

    Facebook’s “Trending” Section and Human Resources Analytic
    According to a recent New York Times article, “Facebook scrambled on Monday to respond to a new and startling line of attack: accusations of political bias.” Slate followed with a report that the online social networking giant…
Rank this Week: 1321

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
  • May 18

    Mississippi Legalizes Fantasy Sport

    Mississippi Legalizes Fantasy Sport
    No registration fees in Mississippi’s stop-gap statute. Read More › Tags: Attorney General, Daily Fantasy Sports Contests, Fantasy Sports Operators, Illegal Gambling, Licensing Fee
  • May 18

    Supreme Court’s Spokeo Ruling Places Increased Pleading Standards On Plaintiff

    Supreme Court’s Spokeo Ruling Places Increased Pleading Standards On Plaintiff
    But Spokeo does not definitively define what an injury-in-fact is. Read More › Tags: Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Injury in Fact, Robocalls, Supreme Court, TCPA
  • May 17

    CARU Considers Disclosures in Children’s Advertising

    CARU Considers Disclosures in Children’s Advertising
    In two recent decisions, CARU considered children’s “bead” art playsets and reinforced that advertisers must clearly disclose information about what products are included in the initial purchase, and avoid creating the…
Rank this Week: 1376

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1407

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/
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 1420

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
  • May 12

    President Obama Signs the DTSA (really…)

    President Obama Signs the DTSA (really…)
    I posted yesterday that President Obama had signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, including a lengthy summary of the bill, it’s history, what it does, and what (I think) it will mean for companies. But, for those who have been following…
  • May 11

    Defend Trade Secrets Act and What It Mean

    Defend Trade Secrets Act and What It Mean
    After 5 years in the making, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”) was signed into law today by President Obama (following a unanimous vote by the Senate (87-0) and nearly unanimous vote by the House (410-2)). The…
  • May 10

    Defend Trade Secrets Act to Be Law Tomorrow

    Defend Trade Secrets Act to Be Law Tomorrow
    This is a very quick post, with details to follow tomorrow. We’ve all been waiting for it, and it’s happening tomorrow:  President Obama is scheduled to sign the Defend Trade Secrets Act (aka the DTSA) tomorrow afternoon.…
Rank this Week: 1462

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • May 24

    Innocents Abroad: Privacy Considerations for Employer

    Innocents Abroad: Privacy Considerations for Employer
    Mintz Levin’s Immigration Law Blog is running a series titled “Innocents Abroad” addressing issues in an increasingly globalized economy where employers assign employees all over the globe. These are big questions,…
  • May 24

    Innocents Abroad: Privacy Considerations for Employer

    Innocents Abroad: Privacy Considerations for Employer
    Mintz Levin’s Immigration Law Blog is running a series titled “Innocents Abroad” addressing issues in an increasingly globalized economy where employers assign employees all over the globe. These are big questions,…
  • May 16

    Supreme Court Decision in Spokeo Breathes Life Into Standing Defense

    Supreme Court Decision in Spokeo Breathes Life Into Standing Defense
    Court holds that plaintiff must allege a concrete injury to have standing to sue for a statutory violation; remands for further proceedings In its just-issued decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, slip op. (May 16, 2016), the…
Rank this Week: 1546

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/
  • Apr 28

    Website Accessibility Issues Mean ADA Liability Might Be Just a Click Away

    Website Accessibility Issues Mean ADA Liability Might Be Just a Click Away
    Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, businesses have been vulnerable to “drive-by lawsuits” alleging that their facilities are physically inaccessible to disabled customers or guests.  The new…
  • Feb 29

    Apple v. FBI Debate Highlights Importance of Investing in Mobile Device Management Software

    Apple v. FBI Debate Highlights Importance of Investing in Mobile Device Management Software
    Digital privacy versus national security. That’s how scores of articles have framed the controversy over Apple Inc.’s refusal to cooperate with the FBI in bypassing the security features of an iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of…
  • Jan 2

    NLRB Presses the Stop Button on Whole Foods’ “No Recordings” Rule

    NLRB Presses the Stop Button on Whole Foods’ “No Recordings” Rule
    Anyone with a smartphone has the ability to record sound and video. This can raise privacy concerns as well as create a record of events without others’ knowledge. For these reasons, companies may prohibit employees from making…
Rank this Week: 1704

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/
Rank this Week: 1746

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/
  • May 27

    Office of the Privacy Commissioner announces first investigation under the address harvesting provision

    Office of the Privacy Commissioner announces first investigation under the address harvesting provision
    Today, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) announced its report of findings against Compu-Finder, a Quebec-based company that offers face-to-face professional training courses. The OPC alleges Compu-Finder used address harvesting…
  • May 18

    Supreme Court rules technical statutory violations do not establish standing without actual injury

    Supreme Court rules technical statutory violations do not establish standing without actual injury
    In a decision that will impact a consumer’s standing to bring a claim under a number of federal statutes that allow for significant statutory penalties, such as the Video Privacy Protection Act, the Stored Communications Act, and…
  • Apr 14

    GDPR APPROVED

    GDPR APPROVED
    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been approved by the European Parliament today. The Parliament did not make any amendments or proposals to the European Council’s final text which was published last week. A very…
Rank this Week: 1880

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 1953

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: 2072

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
  • May 10

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm
    On May 2, 2016, California Berry Cultivars, LLC (CBC) sued the University of California, Davis for breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition in connection with the flagship agricultural…
Rank this Week: 2099

CyberLaw Currents

CyberLaw Currents

Covers technology news headlines, statutes, and case law developments related to e-commerce, privacy, advertising, and intellectual property. Edited by Glen K. Westerback.

http://www.cyberlawcurrents.com
Rank this Week: 2114

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: 2261

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/
  • May 11

    NESC 2017 Edition to Revise Several Rules Pertinent to Joint Use and Pole Attachment

    NESC 2017 Edition to Revise Several Rules Pertinent to Joint Use and Pole Attachment
    The National Electrical Safety Code (“NESC”), published by the IEEE Standards Association (“IEEE”), is the foremost standard for constructing communications plant using existing utility pole infrastructure.  For…
  • May 10

    Advisory Alert: FCC Adopts Framework for Broad New Regulation

    Advisory Alert: FCC Adopts Framework for Broad New Regulation
    FCC Chairman Wheeler’s plan to extend a new rate regulation regime to so-called business data services (which provide point-to-point transmission of data at guaranteed speeds and service levels), formerly known as “special…
  • Feb 8

    Advisory Alert: Annual FCC CPNI Certification Due by March 1, 2016

    Advisory Alert: Annual FCC CPNI Certification Due by March 1, 2016
    Upcoming Open Internet Rules Will Soon Expand CPNI-Type Obligations to Broadband This is to remind our clients that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules require every telecommunications and interconnected VoIP service…
Rank this Week: 2318

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

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

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Feb 22

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy
    Just how far is business supposed to go in protecting privacy? In the United States, one can starkly see an example with Apple and the retrieval of encrypted iPhone data. But a recent Canadian case also shines a spotlight on the role of the…
  • Jan 27

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario
    Last week saw a rather striking decision issued by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. 2102 saw the tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” recognized; in 2016, we now have the tort of “public disclosure of private…
  • Jan 19

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim
    Manitoba’s Intimate Image Protection Act came into force on 15 January 2016. The statute does something that I think is especially noteworthy – it creates a new privacy tort concerning the “non-consensual distribution of…
Rank this Week: 2465

Politics of Privacy Blog

Politics of Privacy Blog

Covers privacy, liberty, security, economy and their interaction. By Andreas Busch.

http://politicsofprivacy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Again: loss of personal data by public officials in the UK

    Again: loss of personal data by public officials in the UK
    Less than two months after the loss of the personal details of 25 million people by the UK's tax authorities (see this blog entry), another substantial loss of personal data has occurred in Britain. As the BBC website writes, a laptop…
  • Jan 7

    Jeremy Clarkson and identity theft

    Jeremy Clarkson and identity theft
    Well, first of all, a happy new year to my readers! And I am glad to be able to report that page visits to this blog more than doubled in 2007 over 2006, to well over 5000 pageviews. I am very happy about this and will take it as a reminder…
  • Nov 20

    British tax authorities lose personal details of 25 million people

    British tax authorities lose personal details of 25 million people
    A crass case of neglect and breach of data protection legislation has led to the loss of discs containing the names, addresses, dates of birth, bank account details and National Insurance numbers of 25 million people in the United Kingdom, it…
Rank this Week: 2650

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/
  • Mar 9

    Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology

    Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology
    A significant change is happening to payment card technology. Any company that accepts credit cards as a form of payment needs to know about it if they intend to continue accepting payment cards in the future. The technology is called…
  • Feb 18

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Postmarket Cybersecurity Programs for Medical Device

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Postmarket Cybersecurity Programs for Medical Device
    In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) articulated its expectations for how device manufacturers address cybersecurity premarket in Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.…
  • Nov 30

    60 Minutes Reports on Payment Card Data Breache

    60 Minutes Reports on Payment Card Data Breache
    Ever wonder how your credit card gets compromised and how the bad guys get your information? This report on tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes provides an overview of what happens from the moment you swipe your card at the point-of-sale…
Rank this Week: 2697

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
  • Apr 25

    "Section 6409 vs. Reality"-- A Panel Discussion at the Wireless West Conference

    "Section 6409 vs. Reality"-- A Panel Discussion at the Wireless West Conference
    I had the pleasure of speaking at the first annual Wireless West Conference in Anaheim, CA on April 20. Wireless West was organized and managed by five state wireless associations—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Northwest…
  • Apr 18

    The Industrial Internet - Legal Issues and Procurement Implications--A Series; Part 1--Overview

    The Industrial Internet - Legal Issues and Procurement Implications--A Series; Part 1--Overview
    This is the first entry in a series on the “Industrial Internet,” focusing on the basic elements, legal issues and procurement implications, principally from the perspective of the end user. The term is used to distinguish…
  • Apr 4

    Another FirstNet Milestone

    Another FirstNet Milestone
      Another marker passed on the FirstNet roadmap last week as Capability Statements from bidders interested in building, operating and maintaining the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network were submitted March 31, 2016. Final bids…
Rank this Week: 2728

sobre privacidad y protección de…

sobre privacidad y protección de datos

Spanish language blog about privacy and data protection. By Daniel A. Lopez Carballo.

http://www.dlcarballo.com/
  • Apr 18

    Future is now… Aprobado el Reglamento Europeo de Protección de Dato

    Future is now… Aprobado el Reglamento Europeo de Protección de Dato
    Publicado en ECIJA | The Law Clinic, 18 de abril de 2016. Tras varios años de debates interminables, informaciones e incertidumbres, el pasado 14 de abril se aprobaba el nuevo Reglamento Europeo de Protección de Datos. Una norma…
  • Apr 9

    De Felipe II al navegador Tor: historia (ilustrada) de la privacidad

    De Felipe II al navegador Tor: historia (ilustrada) de la privacidad
    Artículo de Cristina Sánchez en El Confidencial. Publicado el 9 de abril de 2016. En 1890 dos abogados estadounidenses reconocieron el derecho a la intimidad. Repasamos algunos datos curiosos de las ofensas y defensas de la…
  • Mar 31

    El FBI desbloqueará un iPhone6 para resolver un asesinato en Arkansa

    El FBI desbloqueará un iPhone6 para resolver un asesinato en Arkansa
    Artículo de Marta Bardón en La Información. Publicado el 31 de marzo de 2016. El FBI lo vuelve a hacer y aumenta de nuevo la tensión con Apple. Después del desbloqueo del iphone del…
Rank this Week: 2730

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
  • May 10

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling on Meaning of “User” in DMCA §512(c) Safe Harbor

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling on Meaning of “User” in DMCA §512(c) Safe Harbor
    Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) offers safe harbors for qualifying service providers to limit their liability for claims of copyright infringement. To benefit from the Section 512(c) safe harbor, a storage provider…
  • May 9

    California Court Refuses to Dismiss Biometric Privacy Suit against Facebook

    California Court Refuses to Dismiss Biometric Privacy Suit against Facebook
    The District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued what could be a very significant decision on a number of important digital law issues.  These include: the enforceability of “clickwrap” as compared…
  • May 3

    User of Free App May Be “Consumer” under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    User of Free App May Be “Consumer” under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    This past week, the First Circuit issued a notable opinion concerning the contours of liability under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) – a decision that stirs up further uncertainty as to where to draw the line regarding VPPA…
Rank this Week: 2738

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: 2818

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/
Rank this Week: 3096

Trials and Tribulations

Trials and Tribulations

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

http://caringaboutsecurity.wordpress.com
  • May 6

    Looking back

    Looking back
    This is a response to DataLossDB blog post Legal Sub-Project – Elvey v. TD Ameritrade by jkouns on June 14, 2009 You ask some tough questions, and I have answers!  This is Elvey.  I filed the case. I was not aware of this post…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3225

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/
  • Nov 28

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency
    This is another in a series of posts focused on the first state regulation of cryptocurrency businesses.  Ostensibly, depending on one’s opinion, the New York BitLicense regulation of bitcoin (and digital currency businesses…
  • Nov 2

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense
    The last post in this series by Atlanta Bitcoin attorney Mark Richardson VI familiarized the reader with the regulatory vernacular of the New York BitLicense law now in effect.  Let’s now examine to whom exactly that license…
  • Oct 19

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?
    Here’s the first installment of a Crypto-Counsel ℠ series on the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS“) “BitLicense” regulations applicable to digital currency businesses (the…
Rank this Week: 3231

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/
Rank this Week: 3431

Privacy & Security Source

Privacy & Security Source

Covers anonymous subpoenas, behavioral advertising, employee monitoring, geolocation and information security. By Foley & Lardner LLP.

http://www.privacysecuritysource.com
Rank this Week: 3745

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
  • May 27

    Security Win: Burr-Feinstein Proposal Declared “Dead” for This Year

    Security Win: Burr-Feinstein Proposal Declared “Dead” for This Year
    The anti-security proposal promoted by Senators Burr and Feinstein is “dead,” according to a Reuters report. The news agency spoke to sources within congressional offices, the administration, and the tech sector, who confirmed…
  • May 27

    EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move

    EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move
    Broadband Providers Have Unique Ability to Spy on CustomersSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to update privacy rules to prevent broadband Internet access service…
  • May 27

    Copyright Doesn't Mean Unlimited Control

    Copyright Doesn't Mean Unlimited Control
    Industry Arguments Shouldn’t Deter the FCC from Unlocking Cable Boxes True competition could finally come to the market for TV set-top boxes thanks to a new set of proposed rules from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Under…
Rank this Week: 3805