Privacy & Cybersecurity - May 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

In This Issue:

- EU Court of Justice Creates Broad Interpretation of the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

- White House Publishes Report on Risks and Opportunities Posed by ‘Big Data’ Practices

- California AG Provides Guidance on ‘Do Not Track’ Disclosures

- California Federal Court Allows Video Privacy Protection Act Claims to Proceed Against Hulu

- Snapchat Settles FTC Charges That It Misled Consumers About Disappearing Messages

- LabMD Decision Solidifies FTC’s Authority Over Data Security

- Zynga Privacy Litigation — Ninth Circuit Issues Guidance on Meaning of ‘Content’ Under the ECPA

- CFPB Proposes Rule to Allow Online Privacy Notices

- Department of Energy Releases Cybersecurity Guidelines

- Recent Decision Underscores That Traditional Insurance Policies May Not Cover Cyber/Privacy Losses

- California District Court Dismisses Claims Arising From Surreptitious Copying of Contacts


On May 13, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a landmark decision involving the privacy rights of EU citizens. In Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v. Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González,1 the ECJ held that Internet search engine operators could be compelled to take down search results containing personal data if the data subject asked them to do so.

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