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Mark Zuckerberg, FOSTA-SESTA, and the Challenges of Content Moderation

In his testimony before Congress last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg observed that, on issues ranging from fake news to hate speech, the company “didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big...more

Facebook Stops Funding Opposition to California Privacy Focused Ballot Act

Facebook has recently chosen to no longer fund opposition to the California Consumer Privacy Act, which could appear on the California State Ballot as an initiated state statute on November 6, 2018. According to the petition...more

Biometrics: California Federal Court in Facebook Case Certifies First Class In Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Case,...

by Locke Lord LLP on

On April 16, 2018, a California federal court certified a class of individuals suing Facebook for violating Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act, paving the way for potentially billions of dollars in statutory...more

Pennsylvania Superior Court Adopts New Standard for Social Media Evidence

In Commonwealth v. Mangel, 2018 WL 1322179 (March 15, 2018), the Pennsylvania Superior Court adopted a standard for authenticating social media posts under Pennsylvania Rule of Evidence 901. The Court held that “the proponent...more

Social Links: Revenge porn victim awarded $6.4M; the discoverability of photos posted to Facebook; can users be blocked from...

Based on copyright infringement, emotional distress and other claims, a federal district court in California awarded $6.4 million to a victim of revenge porn, the posting of explicit material without the subject’s consent....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The White House has chosen Columbia University economist Richard Clarida as Fed Vice Chair—the number 2 spot at the central bank. Clarida is a “monetary policy scholar” and former Bush II administration Treasury official....more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 15

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Omnibus Rescissions. The White House is continuing to press forward with pledges to rescind spending from the FY18 Omnibus despite multiple House and Senate Republicans...more

CEO Zuckerberg: Facebook User Settings Protect Individual Data – Congress Is Not So Sure

by White and Williams LLP on

After ten hours of Congressional testimony, one thing is clear – there is growing bipartisan concern over data privacy and data protection in the US. In the wake of so many recent data breaches, and now the data harvesting...more

Parody Facebook Page Leads to Unjustified Arrest That Infringes Author’s Free Speech Rights

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

A new federal court decision highlights the tension between fake Facebook pages and First Amendment rights, particularly when the page involves a governmental entity....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The full wrap of two days on the Hill for Zuck, including a Wednesday morning of generally more pointed questions from the House than he saw in the Senate....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

More than 3 years after admitting to cheating on diesel emissions tests, Volkswagen appears poised to oust CEO Matthias Muller—likely in favor of former BMW exec Herbert Diess....more

The Weekly Privacy Rewind

by BakerHostetler on

Canada - Data Breach Notification Provisions of PIPEDA Act Go Into Effect Nov. 1, 2018 - • Pursuant to a March 26, 2018 Order in Council, the mandatory breach notification provisions of Canada’s Personal Information...more

Facebook Facing Fallout Over Alleged Privacy Breaches

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

Over a dozen lawsuits have been filed by users and investors against Facebook after it was revealed last month that Cambridge Analytica, a political research firm, obtained personal information on millions of Facebook users....more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - April 2018

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On the heels of the ransomware that had the City of Atlanta scrambling last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of “NYC Secure,” a free mobile app that will alert New York City residents of...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Journal reported yesterday that the DOJ will allow Bayer to move forward with its plans to acquire Monsanto, a deal valued at more than $60 billion, after the companies “pledged to sell off additional assets to secure...more

Unauthorized Access: Cambridge Analytica’s Use Of Harvested Facebook Profiles

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On March 17, the New York Times covered a new item on the growing list of high-profile data breaches with its article detailing how a British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, obtained personal information from...more

Facebook at the Supreme Court of Canada: Forum Selection Clause is Unenforceable

by Field Law on

We just wrote about a dispute resolution clause that was enforceable in the Uber case. Last year, a privacy class action claim landed in the Supreme Curt of Canada (SCC) and I see that we haven’t had a chance to write this...more

Facebook Announces Plan to Implement GDPR Globally

by Reed Smith on

In preparation for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect May 25, Facebook announced it is launching a range of new privacy tools in an effort to “put people in more control over their...more

Improper Data Sharing With Cambridge Analytica May Affect 87 Million Facebook Users

Facebook reports that the personal data of 87 million Facebook users, mostly located in the United States, “may have been improperly shared” with British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. ...more

Your Social Media Presence and Activity During Divorce

by Sands Anderson PC on

You thought your divorce was going to be amicable, but things seem to be going in a completely different direction. You’ve been separated for a while and you’ve been “checking in” on Facebook when you have been out with...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Some analysis of Friday’s less-than-booming jobs report – NYTimes and Bloomberg And a look at Fed Chair Powell’s first major remarks on the state of the economy and the potential effects a trade war would have on the Fed’s...more

When Data Is Like Toothpaste

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In 1973, President Richard Nixon’s Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman warned White House Counsel John Dean against talking to prosecutors investigating the growing Watergate scandal, telling him “Once the toothpaste is out of the...more

Facebook Granted Dismissal of Biometric Privacy Claims Brought by “Non-Users”

This week, the District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the Gullen putative class action asserting Illinois biometric privacy claims brought by “non-users” based on evidence that the social media site...more

The Price of Data

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“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it.” This is the beginning of a letter written by Mark Zuckerberg, featured in full-page ads in the Washington Post, the New York Times,...more

Case Alleging That Barnes & Noble Wrongfully Shared Customer Information With Facebook Ordered To Arbitration

by Carlton Fields on

Plaintiff filed a class action against Barnes & Noble in the Southern District of New York, alleging that it violated her privacy by sharing information about her purchases with Facebook. Barnes & Noble moved to compel...more

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