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Originally published in Privacy & Security Law on 03/18/2013.
There is continued focus in China on privacy and data security issues. China still has no omnibus law, but it has promulgated some sector-specific...more
In October 2012, we told you about the case of Eagle v. Edcomm, Inc. pertaining to whether an employee’s LinkedIn account belongs to the employee (Linda Eagle) or to her employer (Edcomm). At that time, the United States...more
A recent Fairfax County defamation case involving a consumer’s scathing postings against a contractor on Yelp and Angie’s List raises the issue as to who can be held liable for postings made by third parties.
In R. v. Cole, 2012 SCC 53 (October 19, 2012), the Supreme Court of Canada held that employees may reasonably expect privacy in the information stored on their work-issued computers — at least where personal use is permitted...more
On September 27, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in AB v Bragg Communications Inc., an important constitutional case at the intersection of defamation law and children’s rights.
Here’s the scenario: You’re a well-known athlete. You’ve worked hard to become the best in your game. You wake up one morning, grab your coffee, sit down at your computer and start to read the morning’s news. Much to your...more
China does not currently have a comprehensive legal framework to regulate the use and disclosure of personal data or a national level law that delineates how a company can legally collect, process and retain personal data....more
Retailers are under attack from a new wave of low-tech, hightech criminals. These second-generation cyber-criminals are not necessarily the genius-hacker-types popularized by Hollywood in tag lines such as “Log on. Hack in....more
Ever-increasing connectivity has blurred the distinction between personal time and
company time. Electronic communication has become routine at work and at home.
For some it is now required. Employment and tort law have not...more
Article discusses discoverability of information posted on social networking web sites, including Facebook and MySpace, and analyzes how discovery disputes and potential admissibility at trial of this information may be...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Motrin Ad Gives Moms a Headache
*Spam Response Rate Is Low, but Still Worth the Effort
*Targeted Ad Service Sued for Privacy Violations
*Court Stops Sale of Keystroke Tracking Software
Providence Health System's employee took unencrypted computerized medical records on some 350,000 patients to his home left them overnight in a car. A car prowler stole the tapes.
Oregon patients filed a class action...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*States May Target Marketers in Downturn
*ConsumerAffairs.com Faces Defamation Lawsuit
*Europe Wants Faster Purge of Online Data
*Do Not Call List Made Permanent
*New York Passes Internet Tax...more
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