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Standing in Data Breach Cases

After years of hesitation to find standing in data breach cases, federal courts are now viewing factors to base standing.  When the matter has been the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII), the courts have not found standing in data breach cases because they required evidence of actual usage of that PII.  The actual suffering…

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Personal Identifiable Information under VPPA

Digital media law and the digital media industry wrestles with how courts define personal identifiable information under the Video Privacy Protection Act.  This definition is important to companies that stream deliver videos to customers. How broadly the court define the scope of liability will remain a concern with personal identifiable information under the VPPA. In…

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Website Defamation Immunity

Website operators, either as defendants or plaintiffs have resorted to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to determine website defamation immunity and defamation liability.  Under the Section 230, blogs or forums, for instance, benefit from website immunity from tort liability if the information was from a third-party.  That third-party could be a subscriber,…

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Net Neutrality European Points

Net Neutrality European Points Net neutrality European points are going before the EU Parliament soon where several proposals will be weighed.  The concept of an open internet without restrictions on traffic, how the networks manage traffic and how traffic is categorized is being considered in the EU Parliament.  There is a draft regulation proposed expressing…

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Security of Internet of Things

The security of internet of things is unknowingly pervading our everyday life.  Items that can be remotely accessed for information, turned on to operate, adjust their operation settings, and process into a network are all fraught with vulnerabilities.  Security of internet of things is just becoming news worthy to some and ignored by great majority.…

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International Service of Lawsuits Via Email

International service of lawsuits via email is an option when the physical address of an international defendant is unknown.  According to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad (Hague Convention), when the physical address is unknown the Hague Convention does not apply.  In practice, as long as the email address does not return an undeliverable…

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Electronic Self-Publishing Considerations

Electronic self-publishing considerations are overlooked by many who venture on to electronic self-publishing.  The efforts to do so could be for self-publication or out of an egalitarian purpose of making materials easily available. The issues for self-publishing for those seeking to venture are immaterial to the purpose  Initial costs of publishing can be limited which is…

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Cloud Service Considerations – Business and Legal Issues

Software service – Data storage – Data Management – Internet Security Cloud service considerations – business and legal issues include many operational facets of a business’s management.   Each may have their own unique risks as well as benefits.  Cloud services are not new.  Remote access to business data has been part of business and…

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Trade Secrets and Employee Misappropriation

Employers overwhelmingly experience theft of trade secrets and employee misappropriation of employer intellectual property.  Employees transferring company confidential communications, business information, and items normally considered trade secret to a thumb drive or personal drives and accounts, could face being sued for a sundry of claims, including misappropriating trade secrets (violating the Uniform Trade Secrets Act),…

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Copyright Protection of Photos of Architectural Structures

Photographers commonly take photos of buildings and landscapes and of views that encompass structures and then sell them under license and it times do not account for the copyright protection of photos of architectural structures.  Under the Copyright Act, a private place though open to the public for touring is still not considered a public…

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Copyright Filings and the Library of Congress

Copyright law – Intellectual property law There is a unique requirement with copyright filings and the Library of Congress. Seldom does one wonder how the Library of Congress is the world’s largest library with over 140 million materials that include maps, films, sounding recordings, software programs, photographs, and books. The Registry processes nearly half of…

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Personal Data Privacy and Consumer Privacy Bill

Personal data privacy and Consumer Privacy Bill may meet to give people more control over their personal information is in the horizon. Concern however remains with companies and data brokers having discretion. The proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, sets some requirements on companies that process personal information. The idea is to establish some…

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