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Lauri Love – How high has the forum bar really been set?

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In what has been hailed as a landmark decision, the High Court recently refused to allow the extradition of UK citizen Lauri Love to the USA for offences of cyber theft, activating the forum bar for the first time since its...more

The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In United States v. Microsoft

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On February 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Microsoft, No. 17-2. The case presents the question whether a U.S.-based entity (Microsoft) must comply with a judicially-authorized...more

Cross-Border Data: Managing the Risks

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Focus on four areas to mitigate the danger of data transfer across borders - Cross-border data transfers are not only frequent, but often crucial components of everyday business. Today’s patterns of global data flow would...more

Carpenter v. United States Privacy Case Pushes Supreme Court to Decide Fourth Amendment Protections of Cell Phone Metadata

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in what may become one of the defining consumer privacy cases of our generation. The central question in Carpenter v. United States asks whether the government violates the Fourth...more

Understanding eDiscovery in Criminal Cases, Part Two: eDiscovery Best Practices

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...Because more than 90 percent of documents today are generated in electronic format, ESI is becoming more and more prominent in criminal matters, especially white collar criminal cases. But many attorneys who take on a...more

UK Employer Vicariously Liable for Employee Data Breach

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

The supermarket chain Morrisons, has been found to be vicariously liable for an employee’s data breach, in a decision which extends the scope of vicarious liability. A senior IT auditor at Morrisons, named Skelton, unlawfully...more

The Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter - Recent Developments in Risk Management - August 2017

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Advising Clients Regarding Potentially Criminal Conduct – Assisting Clients in Connection with the Medical or Recreational Marijuana Industry - Rhode Island Ethics Advisory Panel Op. 2017-01 - Risk Management Issue: In...more

Google Again Ordered to Produce Internationally Stored Data: eDiscovery Case Law

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In the case In re: Search of Content that is Stored at Premises Controlled by Google, Case No. 16-80263 (N.D. Cali., Apr. 19, 2017), California Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler, noting that the “SCA regulates disclosure of data...more

Privileged information is generally safe from Subject Access Requests

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Subject Access Requests ("SARs") are an increasingly popular weapon in litigation, because they can be used to provide a cheap and quick form of pre-action disclosure. However, courts have confirmed that information subject...more

When Using a Computer Becomes a Crime, Part Two: ACLU, Facebook Weigh In on Ninth Circuit’s Answer

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (“EFF”) and the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) have weighed in on Facebook’s high-profile dispute with a social media aggregation company over whether it had unlawfully accessed...more

How to Respond To Third Party (Non-Government) Civil Subpoenas And Document Requests That Ask For Personal Information

by Bryan Cave on

Litigants in a civil dispute often use subpoenas, subpoenas duces tecum, and discovery requests to obtain personal information about individuals who may not be present in the litigation. A request for documents and...more

Did You Search Your Jurors’ Social Media? There Are Rules

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If you represented a large corporation or a wealthy individual, wouldn’t you want to know if your prospective jurors were campaigning for Bernie Sanders on Facebook? Or how about criminal prosecutors who might want to know if...more

California Appellate Court Holds Police Video of Arrest Not Protected Under Pitchess

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Only a Record Generated as Part of an Internal Investigation is Protected by Pitchess - The California Court of Appeal has ruled in City of Eureka v. Superior Court (Greenson) that a police “dash cam” video of an...more

Second Circuit: Stored Communications Act Warrants Cannot Reach Overseas Data

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On July 14, 2016, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act (SCA) is subject to the same territorial restrictions as a traditional warrant: the government’s reach...more

English court compels investigators to disclose information on data protection grounds

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The High Court has ruled that a company conducting an investigation may be compelled to give effect to requests for information made under data protection legislation. The case serves as a stark reminder that data protection...more

DOL Persuader Regulations Expose Every Employer to Reporting Requirements and Disclosures

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All employers should examine their use of labor and employment service providers to mitigate unwanted disclosure of fees paid to such providers. To protect confidentiality and the integrity of the attorney-client...more

Rival Court Decisions Reflect Shifting Views on Privacy in Public

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

With the spotlight on one high-profile battle that pits privacy rights against public safety interests, another crucial, similar dispute is making its way through the courts. How to evaluate new technology and its potential...more

U.S. v. Microsoft – What you need to know about one of the most important privacy cases of the decade

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has in its hands one of the most closely-watched privacy cases in recent memory. U.S. v. Microsoft addresses an issue of critical importance to U.S. businesses — whether...more

Flying Witnesses: Admissibility of Drone-Gathered Evidence in Florida

Unmanned flight isn’t new, nor is aerial photography. Hobbyists have been rigging cameras to model airplanes since long before the word “drone” became commonplace. What’s new is the proliferation of massproduced, inexpensive...more

Irresponsible to Criticize Judge Who Ruled Correctly

As lawyers, we frequently disagree with the decisions of judges. The federal and state constitutions protect our right to express our disagreement and provide a mechanism to appeal decisions. Judges have no control over which...more

Will The CFAA, An Old Anti-Hacking Law, Apply To Password Sharing?

by King & Spalding on

David Nosal, an ex-employee of Korn Ferry International (“KFI”), convinced some of his former colleagues to download source lists from KFI using their log-in credentials and the log-in credentials of another employee. In...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19253 - RBC Nice Bearings, Inc. v. SKF USA, Inc. [An important decision on contract waiver but one all attorneys should recall from the UCC or Contracts course we took...more

Does Sharing Work Product with the Government Always Waive that Protection?

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For decades, companies trying to cooperate with the government have hoped for a change in the general rule that disclosing privileged communications and/or work product to the government waives those protections. In nearly...more

Court of Chancery Explains Jurisdiction Despite Declaratory Judgment

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It is often contended that the availability of a declaratory judgment in Superior Court to determine the parties’ rights may deprive the Court of Chancery of jurisdiction to grant an equitable remedy such as an injunction....more

Telephone Surveillance Hang-Ups: Second Circuit Asks Parties in ACLU v. Clapper to Brief Whether the USA Freedom Act Moots...

Not long after striking down the National Security Agency’s telephone surveillance program in ACLU v. Clapper, the Second Circuit is asking the parties to assess whether recently passed federal legislation has rendered the...more

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