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16 Apr 2014, 10:43 am by
A lot of you probably read the title and thought, "what's VeepGeek?" That's @VeepGeek - aka the Twitter handle for Angie Singer Keating, CEO of Reclamere - Data Security Experts in Tyrone, PA (Lawffice Space fun fact: my father grew up in Tyrone). Angie sent me two interesting IT-related articles that I wanted to pass along.First, a warning from a panel of judges to lawyers to Catch Up with Tech or Lose Your Career. The panel included Judge Shira Scheindlin (of Zubulake fame), and this great… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 9:06 am by Eric Goldman
I’m sure you are familiar with Garcia v. Google, the copyright lawsuit against YouTube over the Innocence of Muslims video that led to a fatwa being issued against Garcia, an actress in the movie. In a truly awful opinion from February, a split Ninth Circuit panel led by Judge Kozinski issued a preliminary injunction against YouTube’s publication of the video, subsequently corrected to an injunction prohibiting YouTube’s publication of the video including Garcia’s depiction.… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 7:56 am by Ronald London
Be sure to check out our new advisory examining the joint policy statement that the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice issued to facilitate companies’ sharing of cybersecurity information.  The policy statement seeks to reduce uncertainty under antitrust laws for companies wishing to share strategies for preventing and combating cyber-attacks, by stating the agencies’ analytical framework for such information sharing under their longstanding Antitrust Guidelines for… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 6:27 am by
I have a piece in today's Irish Independent on the revelation that there was widespread recording of calls to and from garda stations over a number of years. Excerpt:The revelation that telephone calls to and from garda stations have been systematically recorded since the 1980s raises many fundamental issues for the Garda Siochana and for the wider criminal justice system.The most grave issue is that each recording likely amounted to a serious criminal offence. Under Irish law, the recording of a… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 5:07 am by tracey
‘Rock star Paul Weller has won £10,000 damages after pictures of his children were “plastered” on the Mail Online.’ Full story BBC News, 16th April 2014 Source: [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 2:16 am by tracey
Regina (JC and another) v Central Criminal Court (Just for Kids Law intervening): [2014] EWHC 1041 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  166 ‘Any order made by any court under section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 prohibiting the identification of (among others) a defendant under the age of 18 years could not extend to reports of the proceedings after the subject of the order had reached the age of majority at 18.’ WLR Daily, 8th April 2014 Source: [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 1:59 am by Jason C. Gavejian
Norton Rose Fulbright recently released the results of their 9th annual litigation trends survey.  The Fulbright survey reflects information collected from 392 in-house attorneys; including 82% identifying themselves as general counsel and 14% as head of litigation. Additionally, the companies responding to the survey represent virtually all industries, include entities of all sizes, and are almost evenly split between public and private. Notably, the survey addressed several key… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:54 pm by Christina D. Frangiosa
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 Shutting Down Rogue Websites:  International and Domestic Solutions, before the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s 29th Annual IP Conference, on April 3, 2014.  An article previewing the session was published by our law student reporter,… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 3:35 pm by Casey Johnston
Google added a paragraph to its terms of service as of Monday to tell customers that, yes, it does scan e-mail content for advertising and customized search results, among other reasons. The change comes as Google undergoes a lawsuit over its e-mail scanning, with the plaintiffs complaining that Google violated their privacy. E-mail users brought the lawsuit against Google in 2013, alleging that the company was violating wiretapping laws by scanning the content of e-mails. The plaintiffs'… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 3:04 pm
The security community has been abuzz this week with the US. District Court of New Jersey's April 7 ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, et al. (see Wyndham had asserted in a motion to dismiss that the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") did not have the authority to pursue enforcement actions against the hotelier related to data security. The District Court denied the motion and held that… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 1:12 pm by Venkat Balasubramani
This is a case that addresses how defamation can play out on Twitter, which is a perennial favorite of mine (perhaps owing to my excessive participation in that medium). Feld tried to buy a horse (“Munition”) that would become a companion horse. Unfortunately Feld never got to enjoy Munition’s company, as Munition was sent via a horse auction to Canada and was slaughtered. Munition’s fate apparently became the topic of great (internet) debate, and Conway, a “bloodstock… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 12:40 pm by djacobson
Whilst cyber security receives constant publicity, the most obvious privacy breach risk is the disclosure of information in public areas, whether it is an office, a lift, a bus or an airport.In ‘BO’ and AeroCare Pty Ltd [2014] AICmr 32 the Privacy Commissioner found that AeroCare interfered with the complainant’s privacy by collecting and disclosing the complainant’s sensitive personal medical information in the departure lounge of the Sunshine Coast Airport, in breach of the… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 12:00 pm by smathur
By IT-Lex Intern Kristin Bergman (Twitter / LinkedIn) In a (somewhat delayed) response to last summer’s NSA document leak, courtesy of Edward Snowden, Google has increased its email security measures (or, as CNN puts it, Google is trying to NSA-proof Gmail).  Gmail Security Engineering Lead Nicolas Lidzborski announced the changes on March 20, emphasizing Google’s “commitment to the security and reliability of [users’] email.” His blog announcement… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 11:57 am by John Delaney
The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we summarize the current status of various state laws restricting employer access to the personal social media accounts of applicants and employees; we explore how driving while wearing Google Glass is butting up against the law, and examine recent attempts to legislate the use of Glass on the road; we report on various… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 11:32 am by Christine Nielsen Czuprynski
This post was written by Gregory S. Shatan. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) held its 49th semi-annual meeting in Singapore in March.  Reed Smith partner, Gregory Shatan, provided real time reports Straight from Singapore on our sister blog AdLaw By Request. [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:37 am by Robert B. Milligan
Significant recent developments in Illinois and other states, as well as Congress, have changed the landscape of trade secret and restrictive covenant enforcement and protection. Understanding the impact of these changes, and the tools now available to employers for trade secret and restrictive covenant enforcement and protection, will help a company safeguard its most valuable assets and maintain its competitive advantage over competitors. On Thursday, May 15th at 8:00 a.m. CST, the Chicago office… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 10:50 pm
On February 7, 2014, a class action complaint was filed in the Northern District of California in the case Esayas Gezahegne v. Whole Foods Market California, Inc. In the complaint Plaintiffs allege that the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in its conduct background searches on hundreds of job candidates who filled out online job applications on the company's website. As part of this first stage in each candidate's application process, s/he was required to… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 3:33 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Pew Research – Mary Madden – “As news of large-scale data breaches and vulnerabilities grows, new findings from the Pew Research Center suggest that growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.  Findings from a January 2014 survey show that: 18% of online adults have hadimportant personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information.… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 1:50 pm by HL Chronicle of Data Protection
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a security risk assessment (SRA) tool as a resource to assist  health care providers in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. The Security Rule applies to HIPAA “covered entities”—which include health plans, health care clearinghouses, and most health care providers—that handle electronic protected health information (ePHI).  The… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 1:43 pm by Lisa Baird
This post was written by Brad Rostolsky, Nan Bonifant, and Jen Pike On March 7, 2014, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced its first settlement and corrective action plan with a county government. Skagit County in northwest Washington State has agreed to pay $215,000 to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. According to Susan McAndrew, deputy director of health information privacy at OCR, “this case marks the first… [read post]