Patrick Law Group, LLC

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3705 Canyon Ridge Court, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319, United States
Contact: Elizabeth Patrick, Founder
Phone: 404.437.6731
Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Georgia
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

My Car Made Me Do It: Tales from a Telematics Trial

Recently, my automobile insurance company gauged my interest in saving up to 20% on insurance premiums. The catch? For three months, I would be required to install a plug-in monitor that collected extensive metadata—average…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

When Data Scraping and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Collide

As the volume of data available on the internet continues to increase at an extraordinary pace, it is no surprise that many companies are eager to harvest publicly available data for their own use and monetization. Data…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Is Your Bug Bounty Program Uber Risky?

In October 2016, Uber discovered that the personal contact information of some 57 million Uber customers and drivers, as well as the driver’s license numbers of over 600,000 United States Uber drivers had been hacked. Uber,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

The FTC and Deceptive Advertising: Is there a Biennial Trend?

At the end of December 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) issued a policy statement to provide guidance and examples of how to avoid deceptive advertising in native ad placements (the “2015 Policy Statement”). The…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

IoT Device Companies: COPPA Lessons Learned from VTech’s FTC Settlement

In “IoT Device Companies: Add COPPA to Your "To Do" Lists,” I summarized the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s June, 2017 guidance that IoT companies selling devices used by children will be subject to the Children’s Online…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Beware of the Man-in-the-Middle: Lessons from the FTC’s Lenovo Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent approval of a final settlement with Lenovo (United States) Inc., one of the world’s largest computer manufacturers, offers a reminder that when it comes to consumers’ sensitive personal…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

#TheFTCisWatchingYou: Influencers, Hashtags and Disclosures 2017 Year End Review

Influencer marketing, hashtags and proper disclosures were the hot button topic for the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) in 2017, so let’s take a look at just how the FTC has influenced Social Media Influencer Marketing in…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

FTC Provides Guidance on Reasonable Data Security Practices (Part III of III)

This is the third in a series of three articles on the FTC’s Stick with Security blog. Over the past 15 years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought more than 60 cases against companies for unfair or deceptive data…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Apple’s X-Cellent Response to Sen. Franken’s Queries Regarding Facial Recognition Technologies

Recently, I wrote an article outlining the growing body of state legislation designed to address and mitigate emerging privacy concerns over facial recognition technologies. It now appears that the issue will be examined at the…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Security Rating Agency

One can hardly check out any news outlet today without reading or hearing about a security breach. Experts frequently advocate performing internal assessments to identify security weaknesses. Commentators tout the importance…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Provides Guidance on Reasonable Data Security Practices (Part II of III)

This is the second in a series of three articles on the FTC’s Stick with Security blog... Over the past 15 years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought more than 60 cases against companies for unfair or deceptive…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Provides Guidance on Reasonable Data Security Practices (Part I of III)

Over the past 15 years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought more than 60 cases against companies for unfair or deceptive data security practices that put consumers’ personal data at unreasonable risk. Although the…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Data Scraping, Bots and First Amendment Rights

A recent case involving a small workforce analytics startup fighting for its right to extract data from the largest professional networking site on the Internet may set a precedent for applying constitutional principles to…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Business Torts, Science, Computers, & Technology

When 2017 Becomes 1984: Facial Recognition Technologies - Face a Growing Legal Landscape

Recently, Stanford University professor and researcher Michal Kosinski caused a stir of epic proportions and conjured up visions of George Orwell’s 1984 in the artificial intelligence (AI) community. Kosinski posited that…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

PMI – An Insider’s Guide – Part 3: What to do When You’re Asked to Assist in a Potential Acquisition – Post-Integration Run Phase and the Wheels Have Come Off

It’s been months since your company was all over the news with a splashy acquisition and the fanfare has died down a bit. There are rumors, quietly at first, but then persistently louder, that things aren’t going so well with…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice Products & Services, Mergers & Acquisitions
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