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Impact of EU Citizens’ “Right to Be Forgotten” on U.S. Companies

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) recently held that Google must, under certain circumstances, provide European Union (“EU”) citizens with the right to remove information about themselves, including the list of results...more

Socially Aware - Volume 4, Issue 2 - December 2013

In This Issue: Peering Into the Future: Google Glass and the Law; Ownership of Business-Related Social Media Accounts; Two Circuits Address the First Amendment Status of Facebook Activity; Collaborative Consumption –...more

Recent Cases of Interest to Regulators

Investigative Powers - Sazant v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 2013 CanLII 22324 (S.C.C.), dismissing leave to appeal of a decision in 2012 ONCA 727 - In Sazant, a physician faced both criminal...more

Federal Court Dismisses Action Brought by Data Breach Plaintiffs for Failure to Demonstrate Injury Under Clapper

On September 3, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a class action complaint arising from a credit card “skimming” attack suffered by Barnes & Noble in 2012. U.S. District Judge John...more

California Supreme Court Rules Union Has Right to Employee Addresses and Phone Numbers

On May 30, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in County of Los Angeles v. Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission....more

LinkedIn Data Breach Lawsuit Dismissed For Lack Of Standing

A federal judge in the Northern District of California recently added to the growing list of cases rejecting attempts to recover damages resulting from data breaches. In In re LinkedIn User Privacy Litigation, Case no....more

Supreme Court Hears Argument on States’ Ability to Exclude Public Records Access for Non-Citizens

On February 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McBurney v. Young, No. 12-17, a case with potentially major implications for businesses that use state freedom of information acts (FOIAs) to obtain...more

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update -- Vol. 3, Issue 5 -- December 2012

In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we examine why social media marketing strategies should be concerned with clearing more than just copyrights; we revisit...more

FTC Released Final Privacy Report

At a press conference today, March 26, 2012, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its final report on protecting consumer privacy, entitled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change“. FTC...more

Another Attempt to Curb the Sale of Prescription Data Comes Up Empty

Last year, the Supreme Court limited the ability of states to regulate the sale of prescription data.  In Sorrell v. IMS Health, the Supreme Court determined that a 2007 Vermont law that effectively banned the...more

California's Reader Privacy Act: What Every Bookseller Must Know

On January 1, 2012, the California Reader Privacy Act went into effect. The Act requires all “book service providers,” i.e., book sellers, in the State to take certain steps when responding to governmental...more

Data Protection and Privacy in China

China does not currently have a comprehensive legal framework to regulate the use and disclosure of personal data nor a national level law that delineates how a company can legally collect, process and retain data...more

Responding to Government Demands for Content Restrictions: The Need to Focus on Responsible Implementation Strategies

The announcement by Twitter last month that it is deploying the ability to block tweets on a country-by-country basis in response to government demand for content restrictions has generated an enormous amount of...more

Advertising Law - January 12, 2012

In This Issue: Not a Dry Case – Judge Lifts Restrictions on Alcohol Advertising in Texas; Tostitos, SunChips, Tropicana Targets of New Suits; Literally True Claim May Still Convey False Message, NAD Cautions; Do Not Pass...more

Supreme Court Hints That Vermont’s Prescription Data Laws Violate Free Speech

Several Supreme Court justices strongly suggested recently during oral arguments that Vermont’s attempt to restrict the use of drug prescription records for marketing purposes violates corporate free-speech rights. Vermont’s...more

Special Report: California Supreme Court Announces State Law Prohibits Marketing Requests for ZIP Codes

In a case with major implications for retailers and marketers, the Supreme Court of California ruled on February 10, 2011 that state law prohibits businesses from requesting and recording ZIP codes from consumers prior to...more

California Supreme Court Holds that Zip Codes Constitute "Personal Identification Information" under the Song-Beverly Credit Card...

In Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma Stores Inc., 2011 Cal. LEXIS 1355 (February 10, 2011), the California Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether a person’s zip code constitutes “personal identification information” under the...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - January 31, 2011

In this issue: U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Marketing Consent Law; NAD Weighs In on Toning Shoes; ‘Well-Known’ Robocaller Banned from Telemarketing; FTC Settles False Environmental Certification Claims; and Kellogg Settles...more

ACLU Argues For Privacy of NC Amazon Customers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC – The American Civil Liberties Union heads to Federal Court in Seattle today to argue that North Carolina’s request for information about purchases made by Amazon.com customers is unconstitutional and...more

Advertising Law - October 21, 2009

In This Issue: *Tobacco Firms Sue To Block Marketing Limits *Weight Watchers Sues Nestle Over Use of Trademark *Gift Card Suit Against McDonald’s Moves Forward *Complaints Against Video Ad Nets Rise *Dannon Settles...more

Advertising Law - July 10, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Craigslist Cannot Be Sued Over User’s Crime *Microsoft Sues Scammers for Click-Fraud *Drug Marketers Fight Proposal to Ax Tax Break for Ads *TJX Settles Data Theft Dispute for $9.75 Million *Three Plead...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Web Advertisers Told to Protect Privacy – Or Else *Privacy Class Action Against Blockbuster Advances *Gaming Group Challenges Minnesota’s Anti-Gambling Campaign *Obama Boosts CPSC Budget by 71...more

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