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Disappearing Act Fails – Maryland Attorney General and FTC “snap” back at Snapchat

Recently, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office announced that it reached a settlement with Snapchat, Inc. over alleged deceptive trade practices in violation of Maryland law and violations of federal laws that are intended...more

Privacy Causes of Action

An outline of privacy law that cites to potential causes of action, whether common law or statutory, with a focus on New York law....more

Taking Legal Control Of The Company Social Media Account

What happens when the employee who set up the company’s LinkedIn account leaves? ...more

Who Owns an Employee’s LinkedIn Account?

LinkedIn is a social media site catering exclusively to professionals with 200 million registered users in 200 countries. For many businesses, marketing via social media is a critical component to success. Employees use...more

Enforceable On-Line Terms of Service

If your company uses a browsewrap license agreement on your website, it may not be legally binding on site visitors. That’s the message from a recent case, In re Zappos.com Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation,...more

Mobile App Privacy Developments In California

The Attorney General of California has begun sending non-compliance letters to mobile app developers who are not complying with the State’s privacy laws because their apps do not have a privacy policy. The apps targeted are...more

FTC. v. Wyndham Litigation

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been active in recent years pursuing companies that suffer data security breaches and arguably failed to live up to the data security standards promised in their privacy policies....more

Mobile App Privacy Developments In California

The Attorney General of California has begun sending non-compliance letters to mobile app developers who are not complying with the State’s privacy laws because their apps do not have a privacy policy. The apps targeted are...more

FTC. v. Wyndham Litigation

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been active in recent years pursuing companies that suffer data security breaches and arguably failed to live up to the data security standards promised in their privacy policies....more

Reducing Cyber Risk

The European perspective on managing cyber risk is valuable for US companies operating internationally and also as risk management guidance when operating in the US. Recently, an arm of the UK Government Communication...more

Who’s Liable For Vendor’s CAN-SPAM Violation?

The CAN-SPAM act sets legal rules for commercial E-Mail and includes various provisions that apply to “any electronic mail message the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial...more

Data Privacy And Protection Efforts Start With A Company Policy, But Don’t End There

If your company has a data privacy policy in place, make sure you live up to its provisions. Failure to do so makes it more likely that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) will pursue an enforcement action against the...more

Google Privacy Violation Alleged, Leads To FTC Settlement

Google’s business model is based on delivering relevant search results and, increasingly, relevant ads to those who use its products. In order to do so, Google needs to know a user’s search history since search history and...more

Google Privacy Violation Alleged, Leads To FTC Settlement

Google’s business model is based on delivering relevant search results and, increasingly, relevant ads to those who use its products. In order to do so, Google needs to know a user’s search history since search history and...more

FTC Consent Order Requires Myspace Privacy Assessments for 20 Years: How Can You Keep the FTC Out of Your Space?

Once again, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning to companies with online privacy policies: if your privacy policy misrepresents protection of users’ personal information either directly or indirectly, you...more

FTC Settles Privacy Claims Against Myspace

On May 8, the FTC announced an agreement with Myspace to settle government allegations that the social networking service misrepresented the protections offered by its privacy policy. The policy promised consumers that...more

What Are Your Jurors Doing on the Internet?

Reconsider how you select a jury by considering these tips and statistics on how your potential jurors use the internet....more

In The Matter of "Verizon Wireless"

Complaint, Request for Investigation, Injunction, and Other Relief

EPIC Files Complaint, Urges FTC to Investigate Verizon's Recent Changes to Privacy Practices EPIC filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging that Verizon Wireless has engaged in unfair and deceptive...more

The Word and the Internet (Mishpacha Magazine)

An article in Mishpacha, the Jewish Family Weekly, about defamation, the Internet and good sense....more

Advertising Law Newsletter - April 22, 2011

In this issue: Tesla Sues BBC Over TV Show Depiction; CAN-SPAM Applies to Facebook Messages, Court Rules; FDA Proposes Rules for Calorie Disclosure; Will California Enact Its Own Privacy Law?; and FTC Settles with Oreck Over...more

Hersh v. Cohen, et al.

Notice of Motion To Quash & Affirmation In Support of Motion To Quash

EFF has served a motion to quash dragnet subpoenas that put privacy and anonymity at risk for the operators of dozens of Internet blogs and potentially hundreds of commenters. The subpoenas stem from a state lawsuit filed...more

Hersh v. Cohen, et al.

Memorandum of Law In Support of Motion To Quash

EFF has served a motion to quash dragnet subpoenas that put privacy and anonymity at risk for the operators of dozens of Internet blogs and potentially hundreds of commenters. The subpoenas stem from a state lawsuit filed...more

Hersh v. Cohen, et al.

Subpoena Duces Tecum To Yahoo! Inc.

EFF has served a motion to quash dragnet subpoenas that put privacy and anonymity at risk for the operators of dozens of Internet blogs and potentially hundreds of commenters. The subpoenas stem from a state lawsuit filed...more

Hersh v. Cohen, et al.

Subpoena Duces Tecum To Google Inc.

EFF has served a motion to quash dragnet subpoenas that put privacy and anonymity at risk for the operators of dozens of Internet blogs and potentially hundreds of commenters. The subpoenas stem from a state lawsuit filed...more

TILG E-Commerce Law Update (Inaugural Issue)

Official newsletter of The Internet Law Group providing cutting-edge insights and updates regarding notable developments in the world of e-commerce and internet law. ...more

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