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Sony’s $8 Million Hacking Settlement

By Ann Kristin Glenster — Edited by Ariane Moss

Sony Pictures reaches a settlement with its employees over last year’s data breach in response to the planned release of the controversial comedy film, “The Interview”. The agreement, which is awaiting approval by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, carries an $8 million price tag for the entertainment giant.


Posted On Oct - 25 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Flash Digest

By Patrick Gallagher

Obama Administration Declines to Pursue Legislation for Access to Encrypted Data

California Continues Fight Against “Revenge Porn” With New Website

Apple Loses Patent Lawsuit against University of Wisconsin, May Pay Up To $862 Million in Damages


Posted On Oct - 22 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

The Global Corporate Citizen:  Responding to International Law Enforcement Requests for Online User Data 

By Kate Westmoreland – Edited by Yunnan Jiang

This paper analyses the law controlling when U.S.-based providers can provide online user data to foreign governments. The focus is on U.S. law because U.S. dominance of internet providers means that U.S. laws affect a large number of global users. The first half of this paper outlines the legal framework governing these requests. The second half highlights the gaps in the law and how individual companies’ policies fill these gaps.


Posted On Aug - 13 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

German Commission Orders Facebook to Allow Fake Names

By Annie Woodworth – Edited by Ariane Moss

Last Tuesday, the Hamburg Data Protection Authority, a German regulatory body, ordered Facebook to lift its policy prohibiting users from choosing pseudonyms. Although there was some dispute over whether the order applied to Facebook, the social media giant agreed to change the policy and issued an apology.


Posted On Aug - 4 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Data Breach Victims, Rejoice: Seventh Circuit Finds that Threat of Injury is Sufficient for Article III Standing in Data Breach Class Actions

By Brittany Doyle – Edited by Ariane Moss

Last Monday, the Seventh Circuit Courto of Appeals ruled that victims of a data breach had standing to pursue a class action even when they had not suffered direct financial harm as a result of the breach or when they had already been compensated for financial harm resulting from the breach. The opinion reversed a contrary district court decision, which the Seventh Circuit said had incorrectly read the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA.


Posted On Jul - 27 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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