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D.C. Circuit Holds Locksmiths Cannot Unlock Google's § 230 Protection
Section 230 immunity (47 U.S.C. § 230 (c)(1)) protects internet platforms, such as Google or Twitter, from culpability for the information they publish. Section 230 states
United States
9 Jul 2019
Tennessee Adopts New Personal Jurisdiction Standard For Internet Contacts
Courts across jurisdictions have grappled for years with reconciling the personal jurisdiction "minimum contacts" test with the fact that "the [I]nternet operates ‘in' every state regardless
United States
28 Jun 2019
Winning The Domain Name Game: A Clear Cut Process For Protecting Your Business Or Brand From Cybersquatters
So you want to register a domain name for your company's registered trademark only to find out, it's already been claimed by someone other than you.
United States
5 Oct 2018
Federal Court Says A Great Website Comes With Great ADA Responsibility
In June 2017, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida found that the operator of the Winn-Dixie grocery store chain violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990...
United States
5 Sep 2017
Whats The State Of The Tech Industry? Trump Admins Repeal Means Broadband Net Providers And Tech Companies Now Face Consumer Privacy Regulations At The State Level
A recent repeal of federal consumer privacy rules has opened the door to potential sharing and use of sensitive, consumer data with only individual state privacy laws standing in the way.
United States
26 Apr 2017
Cyber Security Meets Product Liability
More and more products are becoming part of the "Internet of Things" ("IoT") – products that connect, store or transmit information via the Internet. Experts estimate that by 2020 there will be...
United States
7 Apr 2017
No Neutrality Here — Thursday's FCC Vote Highlights The Enduring Struggle Between Tech Companies And ISPs Over "Net Neutrality"
The tech industry's divide over "net neutrality" deepened when the FCC voted this past Thursday to suspend key Obama-era net neutrality requirements for broadband internet service providers ("ISPs").
United States
9 Mar 2017
Pulse Nightclub Shooting Lawsuit May Show Path Around The Communications Decency Act
I previously wrote on why the controversy over fake news stories on Facebook may cause concern for businesses operating open websites.
United States
3 Feb 2017
Computer Fraud And Abuse Act: Dissent Claims That New Ninth Circuit Case Criminalizes Password Sharing
Danny Defendant, employed by Acme Widget Co., quits. Acme, of course, disables the password that Danny had used to access the Acme computer system. Danny then asks a friend, who still works at Acme, for her password.
United States
20 Jul 2016
Perspective: What Will Be The Defining Cybersecurity Issues In 2016?
2016 will be another important year in cybersecurity and data privacy, with regulators and the courts continuing to confront difficult issues...
United States
9 Feb 2016
Daily Fantasy Sports Contests – Illegal Gambling Or Not?
Nationwide, the Daily Fantasy Sports ("DFS") Industry, including heavy hitter players DraftKings and FanDuel, is growing exponentially but not without controversy.
United States
28 Jan 2016
Crowdfunding Until You "Make It"
A major problem for most entertainment artists ("artists") is funding their work and covering their living expenses while they build a following.
United States
28 Jan 2016
Cybersecurity: What Is On The Horizon For 2016
JD Supra recently published an attorney perspective piece on defining cybersecurity issues for 2016. It should come as no surprise that resolution of insurance coverage issues made the list.
United States
28 Jan 2016
FTC Loses Data Security Case
On November 13, 2015, an administrative law judge dismissed the FTC's enforcement action against LabMD for its data security breach in 2008.
United States
23 Dec 2015
Data Security Breaches: Are You Covered?
Data security breaches can have a significant impact a company's bottom line. While larger corporations may be able to sustain the financial hit, small to mid-size corporations can be significantly impacted from the financial blow.
United States
26 Nov 2015
Health Hackers: Problems In Applying Traditional Products Liability Theories To Latent Cyber-Vulnerabilities In Medical Devices
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (yes, that's a thing), so it seems fitting to write about an unprecedented alert recently released by the FDA to health care providers that warned of a medical device's vulnerability to cyber-attack.
United States
21 Oct 2015
Cheatin' Ain't Easy: Potential Theories Of Liability Emerge For Online Cheating Website Ashley Madison
Ashley Madison, a dating website specifically geared towards married individuals looking to have an affair, recently found out it was the victim of cyber hackers who claim to have stolen personal information...
United States
10 Aug 2015
Bloggers Beware! The Admissibility Of Blog Entries As Admissions Against Interest
In this day in age, you really can find anything on the Internet. That is the good news and the bad news for attorneys and clients alike.
United States
20 Jul 2015
NOT SO FAST: California District Court Allows Mobile App Data Privacy Class Action Against Google To Proceed
A putative class action lawsuit against Google, alleging that the technology giant invaded the privacy of its Google Wallet customers by sharing their personal information with third-party...
United States
28 Apr 2015
When Personal Email Is Serious Business
Hillary Clinton is currently under fire for the use of a personal email account while United States Secretary of State.
United States
8 Apr 2015
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