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Stealth Lawyer: Chieh Huang, Social Games Developer
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Stealth Lawyer: Scott Jordan, Co-Founder of Scottevest
Top 3 Concerns in Data Security
Vague Definitions in CISPA Raise Concerns of SOPA 2.0
Tribunal Upholds Personal Liability of LLC Members for Sales Tax -
The New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal has affirmed the determination of an Administrative Law Judge that a member of a limited liability company...more
In a prior post, we commented on how the recent expansion of the FCC’s authority to regulate the privacy practices of Internet service providers (ISPs) has ignited calls for further expansion of the FCC’s authority to cover...more
Much has been made in the press lately about online crowdfunding websites that allow people to contribute money to fund business start-ups in exchange for rewards such as a copy of the finished work, a special invite to a...more
In July, a group of hackers identifying themselves as the Impact Team took over the computer systems of Avid Life Media (“ALM”), the parent company of the adultery-oriented website Ashley Madison, threatening to release the...more
We previously reported that hackers The Impact Team had posted legitimate detailed information about 36 million adultery website Ashley Madison users. In the wake of the shocking posting of the data last week, two class...more
Technologically savvy shoppers visiting brick-and-mortar retail locations are increasingly engaging in “showrooming,” a practice where consumers use the brick-and-mortar retail location to evaluate a product in person, yet...more
A recent decision from the District of Massachusetts demonstrates the difficulties that can arise when attempting to protect copyrighted works displayed on the internet. The July 29, 2015 order issued by the Honorable Patti...more
In Burton v. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Manpower of Texas, LP, No. 14-50944, — F.3d —-, 2015 WL 4742174 (5th Cir. Aug. 10, 2015), the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for two...more
Internet commenters and legal analysts alike are buzzing about the Ashley Madison hack. The website -- which billed itself as a networking site for anyone who wanted to discretely arrange an extramarital affair -- has already...more
On August 18, the Department of Treasury extended the comment period for the public to respond to its Request for Information (RFI) on online marketplace lending, entitled Public Input on Expanding Access to Credit Through...more
The fat was really thrown into the fire in the Seventh Circuit on August 19, 2015 on the long-mooted subject of the propriety of internet factual research by appellate courts.
Judge Richard Posner, who often chafes...more
In 2013 alone, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) responded to more than 256 cyber-incident reports—more than half of them in the energy...more
On August 14, FinCEN issued an Administrative Ruling, FIN-2015-R001, determining that a company that: i) provides Internet-based brokerage services between buyers and sellers of precious metals; ii) buys and sells precious...more
Names, email addresses, credit card information, billing addresses and more for over 36,000,000 registered users have been released on the internet by the Ashley Madison Hackers. While many of the registered accounts may...more
China’s current leadership has attached significant attention to network security, which is deemed to be a core aspect of national security. In early 2014, China’s President, Xi Jinping, who is also the head of the Office for...more
As expected, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has consolidated the two Petition for Review proceedings brought by the states of Tennessee and North Carolina seeking review of the FCC’s order striking down provisions of...more
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari on April 27, 2015 in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, the Petitioner has weighed in with their brief.
As you may recall, the question before the Court has the...more
What does the new law do?
It introduces a requirement for personal data of Russian citizens (individuals) to be processed by data operators who collect such personal data using data centres located in the Russian...more
Back in 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated its ‘Endorsement Guides’ and followed up with an informal publication called “What People are Asking” to clarify some of the guides points. In May 2015, the FTC updated...more
Ontario Municipalities Should Exercise Care in Publishing Personal Information -
The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has published new guidance entitled, Transparency, Privacy and the Internet:...more
The Federal Trade Commission announced on July 31 that it is seeking public comment on a new verifiable parental consent method application submitted by Riyo under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. If...more
The SEC granted no-action relief to Citizen VC, Inc. which appears to state, although subject to facts and circumstances, a pre-existing relation can be formed with a person that first contacts a seller of securities over the...more
The CFPB has filed a complaint in federal district court in New York against a group of commonly-controlled companies for allegedly engaging in unlawful conduct in connection with making payday loans over the Internet. With...more
While Google did in fact comply with the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) May 2014 order, which allowed individuals in Europe to request that a search engine ‘delist’ certain information about them from...more
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