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FAA Takes One Small Step Toward Legalizing Commercial Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, a.k.a Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has long been studying the promise and perils of small unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), a.k.a drones. The commercial potential of UAS technology is clear. Businesses are eager to...more

2/19/2015 - Commercial Use Drones FAA Licensing Rules NPRM Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New Jersey Requires Encryption for Health Insurance Carriers; May Open Door to Class Action Suits over Violations Under State...

Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law S. 562, which, as its title states, “Requires health insurance carriers to encrypt certain information.” Violation of this new law constitutes a facial violation of the New...more

1/20/2015 - Chris Christie Class Action Consumer Fraud Encryption Enforcement Health Insurance Insurance Industry New Legislation PHI Popular Private Right of Action Treble Damages

White House Previews Ambitious (if Familiar) Privacy and Cybersecurity Proposals for 2015

On January 20, 2015, President Obama will address Congress with his annual State of the Union report. On Monday, the president spoke at the Federal Trade Commission, providing a “sneak peek” of the privacy and cybersecurity...more

1/20/2015 - Barack Obama Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights COPPA Cybersecurity FTC HIPAA Legislative Agendas Personal Data Notification and Protection Act Popular Privacy Policy

Cybersecurity Risks Are Higher than Ever and Are Proving Costly

Cybersecurity is an increasing concern for companies. Last April, the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) published the 2014 information security breaches survey: technical report. The report comprises the...more

1/20/2015 - BIS Cyber Attacks Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Popular UK

Microsoft loses third round of battle against extra-territorial warrants

On 31 July, the chief judge of the Southern District of New York delivered the latest in a series of controversial judgments stemming from a test case brought by Microsoft in an extra-territorial warrant issued under the U.S....more

8/11/2014 - Appeals Apple AT&T Cisco Data Centers EEA Email EU Extraterritoriality Rules Microsoft Order to Stay Stored Communications Act Verizon Warrants

Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon (3rd Edition)

In this edition: - Introduction - Advertising & Marketing - Brand Protection & Reputational Management - Copyright (EU) - Copyright (U.S.) - Data Privacy & Security -...more

4/24/2014 - Copyright Cybersecurity Data Protection EU FDA Social Media Trademarks UK

Is That An Automatic Phone Dialing System In Your Pocket?

In the past three years, courts across the country have seen an explosion in Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation. In large part, the TCPA has become the darling of the plaintiffs’ bar because its formula for recovery...more

8/6/2013 - Cell Phones FCC Mobile Devices Robocalling TCPA Telecommunications

In Clapper v. Amnesty International, Supreme Court Dismisses Privacy Suit for Lack of Article III Standing: Poses a Clear and...

In 2008, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was amended, broadening the surveillance powers of the federal government with respect to communications outside of the United States. In Clapper v. Amnesty...more

3/1/2013 - Article III Clapper v. Amnesty International Data Breach FISA Human Rights Journalists SCOTUS Standing Surveillance

FTC Releases Guidance on Mobile Privacy Best Practices; Enters Into $800K Consent Order with Path

The FTC guidance released February 1 is Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency: A Federal Trade Commission Staff Report. In Mobile Privacy Disclosures, the FTC as the primary federal regulator on...more

2/4/2013 - Consent COPPA Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Parental Consent Path Inc. Privacy Policy Social Media

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