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15 Jul 2013, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Retailers keep looking for new ways to collect our data in order to market to us, and to more effectively predict what we will buy, for how much, and when. [read post]
17 Jun 2013, 9:58 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Just last week, a federal court ruled that two unpaid interns who worked on a major motion picture were actually employees and thus, were legally entitled to compensation. [read post]
8 Apr 2013, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Photo Credit: Andrey_Kuzmin/Shutterstock.comAnita Ramasastry, a Justia columnist, is the D. [read post]
25 Mar 2013, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
More than a decade ago, governments worried about the potential misuse of new virtual coins and currencies created by private companies as a way for people to trade and transact online with greater privacy and security. [read post]
25 Feb 2013, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
This past month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken two steps that show that it is finally getting serious about privacy protections for mobile applications (apps): (1) It issued a staff report recommending ways in which key businesses in the ever-expanding mobile app universe can better inform consumers about their data collection practices, and (2) It commenced an enforcement action and reached a settlement with Path—a two-year-old mobile social-networking app that lets users… [read post]
28 Jan 2013, 9:02 pm by Anita Ramasastry
According to recent news stories, 47-year-old Kathryn Haralson had already faced calls from debt collectors at home and work. [read post]
14 Jan 2013, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Photo Credit: solarseven/Shutterstock.comAnita Ramasastry, a Justia columnist, is the D. [read post]
20 Dec 2012, 9:00 pm by Anita Ramasastry
In mid-December, Instagram, the popular photo-sharing site (now owned by Facebook) updated its terms of service (ToS). [read post]
17 Dec 2012, 9:02 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Cyberstalking apps and geolocation apps can track a mobile-device user’s location—and this information can then be shared with third parties such as advertisers, or with jealous spouses—often without the user’s knowledge that this is happening. [read post]
19 Nov 2012, 9:01 pm by Anita Ramasastry
Photo Credit: Max Griboedov/Shutterstock.com Anita Ramasastry, a Justia columnist, is the D. [read post]
22 Oct 2012, 9:02 pm by Anita Ramasastry
In the 24 episodes of each of the ABC TV reality shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, there has never been a single lead contestant of color.  [read post]
28 Aug 2012, 11:35 am by Barbara Grzincic
The revised model jury instructions on the use of social media, released last week by the federal judiciary, have an interesting feature, Justia columnist Anita Ramasastry notes. [read post]
1 Feb 2012, 11:32 am by lennyesq
Image via CrunchBase It doesn’t take much for an identity thief to gather a wealth of information from an unguarded Facebook account.  [read post]
15 Sep 2011, 6:15 am by Yosie Saint-Cyr
Read Legal Professor Anita Ramasastry’s strong argument in support of the judge’s injunction and her analysis of this new alternative. [read post]
5 Aug 2011, 2:12 pm by Robert Ambrogi
Hamilton, Julie Hilden, Joanne Mariner and Anita Ramasastry. [read post]
25 Jul 2011, 3:02 pm by Ronald V. Miller, Jr.
Hamilton, Julie Hilden, Joanne Mariner and Anita Ramasastry. [read post]
16 Nov 2010, 9:36 am by Media Law Prof
Anita Ramasastry discusses Facebook's ability to "terminate" users according to its Terms of Service. [read post]
14 Nov 2010, 12:49 pm by Larry Catá Backer
Traditionally, the conventional wisdom centered the regulatory function in states, and the form of governance in "law" understood narrowly as the product of legitimately constituted legislatures or delegated to legitimately constituted regulatory agencies, to the extent the "law" so enacted fell within the delegated authority vested in such entities.  [read post]