Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
In our recent update, we reported that the Advocate General (“AG”) to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), the highest court in the EU, gave an opinion that “safe harbor” should be declared invalid and that...more
Cybersecurity, encryption, and government surveillance are daily challenges for public officials, corporations, and lawyers. On October 16, the Roger Williams University School of Law will present Cybersecurity and Law...more
As the dust begins to settle after the headline-grabbing Advocate General opinion in the Schrems v. Irish Data Protection Commissioner it may be worth considering some of the other potential implications arising from that...more
If 2013 was the year of "Big Data," 2014 will be the year of the "Internet of Things." The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with...more
In This Issue:
- European Commission Proposes Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor:
In our November Privacy & Cybersecurity Update,1 we reported that the European Commission was undertaking a review of the U.S.-EU...more
The month of November is quickly slipping by – this is the time to be looking at the 2014 cybersecurity and data privacy goals and updates and planning ahead.
Our selected bits and bytes for this Monday...more
On September 4, the FTC announced its first action against a marketer of an everyday product with interconnectivity to the Internet and other mobile devices – what the FTC refers to as the “Internet of Things.” The company,...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently entered into a settlement agreement with TRENDnet, Inc., a company that sells Internet Protocol (“IP”) cameras that allow customers to monitor their homes remotely over the...more
In its first enforcement action against a company operating in the emerging market known as the “Internet of Things”, the FTC has secured a settlement agreement with a company that markets Internet-connected video cameras...more
Supreme Court to Consider Lanham Act Standing -
What factors should determine standing to sue for false advertising under the Lanham Act?
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to answer that question in a case from...more
EPIC has submitted comments on a series of settlements between the Federal Trade Commission and companies that offered computers on a rent-to-own basis, typically to low-income consumers. The companies installed surveillance...more
The Federal Trade Commission made two recent announcements in support of its ongoing initiative to protect consumer privacy, settling an enforcement action against a data analytics company that allegedly failed to disclose...more
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