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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: 95

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
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Aug 26

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on AgeCheq, Inc.’s Proposed Parental Consent Method under COPPA

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on AgeCheq, Inc.’s Proposed Parental Consent Method under COPPA
    The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that it seeks public comment on a new verifiable parental consent method application proposed by AgeCheq, Inc., to enable apps, websites and advertisers to obtain parental consent to collect…
  • Aug 25

    In Flight Catalog: Senator Rockefeller Opens Inquiry Into Consumer Data Practices by Airline

    In Flight Catalog: Senator Rockefeller Opens Inquiry Into Consumer Data Practices by Airline
    Last week, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) sent a letter to the top ten revenue generating passenger airlines in the United States, opening an inquiry into their practices related to charging additional fees for optional services and the…
  • Aug 21

    When Does Texting Become Autodialing?

    When Does Texting Become Autodialing?
    Seventh Circuit Provided Opportunity to Consider Just What “Capacity” Equipment Must have to Fall Within TCPA Restrictions The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could entertain arguments on what “capacity”…
Rank this Week: 276

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
  • Sep 16

    Want to Deface a Banksy Mural? Think Again

    Want to Deface a Banksy Mural? Think Again
    It could cost you five months of jail time, probation, and $13,000 restoration fees. 
  • Sep 16

    “The fair-­use privilege … is not designed to protect lazy appropriators.”

    “The fair-­use privilege … is not designed to protect lazy appropriators.”
    I’ve been called a lot of things (including, “lawyer”), but one thing I can be proud of is never having been called a liar. I’ve been saying that appropriation-for-appropriation’s sake is nothing but pure…
  • Sep 16

    Distraction, an Artist’s and Lawyer’s Best Friend

    Distraction, an Artist’s and Lawyer’s Best Friend
    “It’s to keep living in a way one wants to live and work; to distract constructively; to distract in ways that are in themselves satisfying; to do things that are intrinsically gratifying,” he says. “Melancholy is not…
Rank this Week: 857

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: 1059

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
  • Sep 11

    Website Marketing Statements: The Achilles’Heel to CDA Protection?

    Website Marketing Statements: The Achilles’Heel to CDA Protection?
    It’s no secret that local directory/consumer review websites are popular among consumers looking for recommendations before dining out, hiring a contractor, or even picking a dentist or day spa. Yelp reported around 138 million monthly…
  • Sep 8

    Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable Against Consumer Due to Insufficient Notice

    Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable Against Consumer Due to Insufficient Notice
    Many commercial websites rely on “browsewrap” agreements to bind visitors to commercial terms. A recent decision by the Ninth Circuit suggests that a review of how those terms are presented may be in order to ensure…
  • Jul 23

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register
    Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency (“Regulation of the Conduct…
Rank this Week: 1036

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
  • Sep 8

    Recent Call to Update TCPA Language Could Curtail TCPA Litigation

    Recent Call to Update TCPA Language Could Curtail TCPA Litigation
    A current FCC review could significantly reduce TCPA litigation. Read More › Tags: FCC, TCPA
  • Sep 8

    Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp Dismissed By Ninth Circuit

    Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp Dismissed By Ninth Circuit
    The Ninth Circuit’s ruling allows selective posting and arranging of content but does not preclude future lawsuits. Read More › Tags: Class Action, Class Action Lawsuit, False Advertising, Social Media
  • Aug 22

    Facebook Says No More “Like-Gated” Promotion

    Facebook Says No More “Like-Gated” Promotion
    This Facebook change is just another reminder that brands need to be aware of the traditional legal rules governing promotional marketing, as well as the social media terms and policies. Read More › Tags: Advertising,…
Rank this Week: 588

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting

    ABA IPL Publishes White Paper on Online Piracy and Counterfeiting
    On July 7, 2014, the ABA Intellectual Property Law (IPL) Section released its comprehensive white paper, outlining the results of its research and analysis of continuing concerns about online pirates and counterfeiters based overseas. …
  • Apr 15

    Recent Presentations and Article

    Recent Presentations and Article
    More articles on IP and privacy issues will be posted here soon, but in the meantime, here are several recent articles that have published in other media:·        Participated in a panel discussion on…
Rank this Week: 952

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
  • 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…
  • Apr 25

    Improving In-Building Wireless Reception: Property Owners Are Not the Enemy

    Improving In-Building Wireless Reception: Property Owners Are Not the Enemy
    Wireless carriers’ networks are subject to recurring capacity constraints, particularly in high density, urban environments.  Owners of buildings and developments in urban areas and operators of major venues—stadiums, arenas…
Rank this Week: 964

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: 1044

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 639

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
  • Sep 17

    13 Principles Week of Action: Wikipedia Is Built On Transparency

    13 Principles Week of Action: Wikipedia Is Built On Transparency
    This is a guest post from Yana Welinder and Stephen LaPorte, Legal Counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation.* If you have comments on this post, you can contact Yana and Stephen on Twitter. Between 15th-19th of September, in the week leading up…
  • Sep 17

    13 Principles Week of Action: Public Oversight and The Rule of Law

    13 Principles Week of Action: Public Oversight and The Rule of Law
    This is a guest post from Joe Mcnamee, Executive Director, European Digital Rights (EDRI). If you have comments on this post, you can contact EDRI on Twitter. This post was originally published in http://edri.org Between 15th-19th of…
  • Sep 16

    Senator Leahy to the Courts: Restore Access to Removed PACER Document

    Senator Leahy to the Courts: Restore Access to Removed PACER Document
    We’ve written before about the appalling state of access to public court records, recently made dramatically worse by the decision of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AO) to effectively terminate electronic access to documents…
Rank this Week: 1666

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
  • Sep 16

    Big Data in the Workplace, EEOC Attorney Urges Caution

    Big Data in the Workplace, EEOC Attorney Urges Caution
    You may have been reading about how “Big Data” technologies are being used for a variety of purposes, such as making purchase suggestions based on prior buying patterns or staging law enforcement resources based on…
  • Sep 15

    HIPAA Reminders – Business Associate Agreement Deadline and Continuation of OCR Audit

    HIPAA Reminders – Business Associate Agreement Deadline and Continuation of OCR Audit
    I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a great group at the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) about HIPAA and a range of related practical issues. Many covered entities and business associates, particularly those that are…
  • Sep 9

    A Broadened Crackdown on EU/U.S. Safe Harbor Violation

    A Broadened Crackdown on EU/U.S. Safe Harbor Violation
    In the wake of the Edward Snowden’s intelligence leaks and increasing concerns about the use of personal information, the Center for Digital Democracy recently filed a Fair Trade Commission complaint alleging that 30 US Databrokers and…
Rank this Week: 3641

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/
  • Sep 16

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 16, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 16, 2014
    Topics include possible new life for .music community applicant, worries about GAC dominance within ICANN, and valuing domain names.
  • Sep 15

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 15, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 15, 2014
    Topics include the latest ICANN correspondence regarding the .wine and .vin applications, delays in the Community Priority Evaluation process, squatting in .church, a new crackdown on online speech in Turkey, and a highly informative…
  • Sep 5

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 5, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 5, 2014
    Topics include the ICANN Generic Names Supporting Organization's discussions on the next round of new top-level domains, the growing number of new entities with a stake in the DNS, reactions from IGF 2014 in Istanbul, and a charming little…
Rank this Week: 2547

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Get In Line: App developers are frustrated…

    Get In Line: App developers are frustrated with the imprecision of HIPAA.  Actually, I'm not sure exactly what relief they are looking for.  HHS is not going to write regs that say, "you can't use PHI except for treatment, payment, or…
  • Sep 16

    Mississippi CHS Data Breach Lawsuits:…

    Mississippi CHS Data Breach Lawsuits: Suits are beginning to be filed in the CHS hacking case.  Class status is being sought.
  • Sep 15

    Temple University Data Breach: This time…

    Temple University Data Breach: This time it was a desktop computer that was stolen, with 3780 patients affected.  Not encrypted, of course.  This shows that, while it's an excellent idea to encrypt all mobile devices, don't forget about…
Rank this Week: 2512

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3649

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: 1221

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 22

    Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

    Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
    Christopher Graham spoke at the recent Privacy Laws & Business Conference in Cambridge, UK.  Here is an update of the main points: The new EU Regulation Will it happen? Well, “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and…
Rank this Week: 3338

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
  • Sep 15

    Further U.S. Sanctions Target Russia's Energy, Defense and Financial Sector

    Further U.S. Sanctions Target Russia's Energy, Defense and Financial Sector
    This post was written by Leigh T. Hansson, Michael J. Lowell, Hena M. Schommer, and Paula A. Salamoun. As the United States and Russia continue to clash over Russia’s actions in the Ukraine, on September 12, the U.S. Treasury…
  • Sep 12

    85% of Mobile Apps Marked Down on Transparency: 'Must Try Harder' Say Global Privacy Regulator

    85% of Mobile Apps Marked Down on Transparency: 'Must Try Harder' Say Global Privacy Regulator
    This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue and Kate Brimsted. In May this year, members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) conducted a privacy sweep of 1,200+ mobile apps. The findings are now available (here). GPEN…
  • Sep 11

    Reed Smith attorneys conduct Q&A with State AG

    Reed Smith attorneys conduct Q&A with State AG
    This post was written by Divonne Smoyer. The office of Connecticut Attorney General (AG) George Jepsen has been at the forefront of state-led privacy enforcement issues for years, and Connecticut is widely considered to be one of the most…
Rank this Week: 3688

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 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…
  • Sep 3

    Massachusetts DTC Applies Pole Attachment Rate Formula to Municipal Lighting Plant

    Massachusetts DTC Applies Pole Attachment Rate Formula to Municipal Lighting Plant
    Today, the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable (“DTC”) issued an Order holding that the pole attachment rate formula adopted by the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy (“DTE”)…
Rank this Week: 4520

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Status Update

    Status Update
    School discipline. The California legislature has passed a law that, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (or not vetoed by him before the end of September), would significantly expand privacy protections for students from kindergarten through high…
  • Sep 12

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Disappearing ink. Facebook is testing, for a small group of users, a feature that will permit a user to schedule a post for automatic deletion after a specified period of time. It seems that the period can range from an hour to seven days,…
  • Sep 11

    Status Update

    Status Update
    In-tweet purchases. Twitter is testing the ability for its users to make purchases directly from tweets. The popular social network is working with a number of sellers, nonprofits and artists—as well as a small handful of social…
Rank this Week: 2889

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
Rank this Week: 3172

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Sep 15

    Big Data Analysis is Possible Without Infringing Key Privacy Principles, Says International Working Group

    Big Data Analysis is Possible Without Infringing Key Privacy Principles, Says International Working Group
    “Data is everywhere. The amount of data on the global level is growing by 50 percent annually. 90 [percent] of the world’s data has been generated within the past two years alone,” explains the International Working Group on…
  • Sep 12

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now
    It’s shaping up to be a big data weekend, for those of us who try to find some interesting weekend reading away from the crush of the day-to-day schedule.  If you’re thinking about Monday’s FTC workshop on the impact of…
  • Sep 12

    Forever 21 Faces Point-of-Sale Data Collection Class Action Lawsuit

    Forever 21 Faces Point-of-Sale Data Collection Class Action Lawsuit
    Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 Retail Inc. faces a putative class action lawsuit alleging that the retailer violated California law by requesting and recording shoppers’ credit card numbers and personal identification information at…
Rank this Week: 3642

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
  • Sep 14

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-13

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-09-13
    What’s in the small print? Why clicking ‘I Accept’ is the same as signing your name on a paper contract http://t.co/19PuExnSKt -> The US doesn't have a privacy law? Really? Verizon to pay $7.4 million over failure to…
  • Sep 13

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-12

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-12
    Home Depot’s breach could be among the largest to date http://t.co/0Sk4fpM8px -> Data Security Systems and the Prevention of Identy Theft http://t.co/rcGOVZz5dX -> Not all fun and games in copycat litigation http://t.co/HWH0KeJXvY…
  • Sep 13

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-12

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-12
    Home Depot’s breach could be among the largest to date http://t.co/0Sk4fpM8px -> Data Security Systems and the Prevention of Identy Theft http://t.co/rcGOVZz5dX -> Not all fun and games in copycat litigation http://t.co/HWH0KeJXvY…
Rank this Week: 2583

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2067

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/
Rank this Week: 2986

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Sep 12

    NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise

    NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise
    Written by:  Stephanie D. Willis  As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday’s Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create…
  • Sep 8

    Privacy Monday – September 8, 2014

    Privacy Monday – September 8, 2014
    Back to school, back to traffic jams … back to Privacy Mondays!    Our look at bits and bytes and goofs and gaffes in data privacy and security Home Depot Breach Update It has been nearly a week, and The Home Depot has still…
  • Sep 5

    California Sets the Curve with New Regulations on Collection and Use of Student Data

    California Sets the Curve with New Regulations on Collection and Use of Student Data
    Written by Jake Romero When one thinks of the use of technology in school, often the first image to comes to mind is of students sending ill-advised Snapchats and making in-app purchases that line the pockets of the Kardashian family, rather…
Rank this Week: 3850

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 8

    Porter Wright launches Antitrust Law Source

    Porter Wright launches Antitrust Law Source
    By Robert J. Morgan We wanted to take a moment to announce our newest endeavor, Antitrust Law Source. Antitrust Law Source is a new site designed for visitors to quickly and easily learn about developments in this growing arena. The site…
  • Aug 26

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency
    By Melissa Barnett There’s exciting news in the world of cryptocurrency, the exchange medium that uses cryptography to secure the transactions and control the creation of new units. Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first cryptocurrency…
Rank this Week: 1871

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • 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…
  • Sep 5

    Australian Full Federal Court Upholds Myriad Gene Patent

    Australian Full Federal Court Upholds Myriad Gene Patent
    Today, in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia upheld the validity of Myriad Genetics’s Australian patent on methods and materials relating to the human…
Rank this Week: 2493

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/
  • Sep 7

    Is customer e-mail data maintained by US companies on overseas servers subject to US jurisdiction?

    Is customer e-mail data maintained by US companies on overseas servers subject to US jurisdiction?
    Microsoft may soon find itself being held in contempt of court after refusing to abide by a U.S. District Court Order, requiring it to produce customer e-mail data stored by the company in Dublin, Ireland.  The United States Department…
  • Aug 28

    Can Social Media Cost You $5 Million?

    Can Social Media Cost You $5 Million?
    I know you've probably heard this before, but it's worth repeating: be careful what you post on social media. It may be used against you.  For one NFL player, it cost $5 million.   New Orleans Saints football player Jimmy…
  • Aug 13

    Incoming: Recent News on FAA Drone Approval

    Incoming: Recent News on FAA Drone Approval
    The Federal Aviation Administration is considering several petitions for commercial use of low-risk unmanned aircrafts, commonly called drones. Although the most widely-publicized interest in commercial drone use came from Amazon's Jeff…
Rank this Week: 2855

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/
  • Sep 4

    Major Barrier to E-Commerce in Middle East and North Africa is Fear about Data Security

    Major Barrier to E-Commerce in Middle East and North Africa is Fear about Data Security
    Laura Shovlowsky In a recent article published by Law 360, Proskauer litigation associate Courtney Bowman outlines how companies can make inroads in the e-commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).  Although often…
  • Sep 3

    Is the Flap Over Microsoft Emails in Ireland Overblown?

    Is the Flap Over Microsoft Emails in Ireland Overblown?
    Laura Shovlowsky Corporate Counsel published an article authored by Nolan Goldberg, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property and Technology, concerning the recent decision compelling Microsoft to produce e-mails located on foreign servers. The…
  • Aug 19

    Capital One to Pay Largest TCPA Settlement on Record

    Capital One to Pay Largest TCPA Settlement on Record
    Margaret A. DaleCapital One Financial Corp. (“Capital One”) and three collection agencies have agreed to pay one of the largest settlement amounts in history — $75.5 million — to end a consolidated class action lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 1272

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: 3608

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: 1585

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/
  • Aug 21

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA
    In the last few years, we’ve seen how the private social media activity of employees can get employers in trouble for violating a variety of laws. The National Labor Relations Act. HIPAA. Title VII. Now you can add the Americans With…
  • May 19

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?
    Employees can get carried away on social media. US Airways learned this the hard way when its employee responded to a customer complaint on Twitter with an obscene picture of a woman and a toy jet. An apology and deletion of the tweet…
  • May 8

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just announced that Snapchat agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers about how its popular mobile message app worked and what personal data it collected from users. (Read the FTC’s press…
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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: 4872

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/
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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: 2914

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: 1235

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: 4870

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: 4700

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: 3857

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: 1631

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: 2068

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: 2095

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: 3877