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Second Circuit Prohibits Extraterritorial Application of Stored Communication Act’s Warrant Provision

The Second Circuit reversed a U.S. Magistrate Judge’s warrant ordering Microsoft to produce customer content stored in Ireland. The Second Circuit held that the warrant provisions in § 2703 of the Stored Communications Act, 18 USC §§2701-2712 (1986) (“SCA”), cannot be used to compel a service provider to disclose user e-mail content stored exclusively on a foreign server.

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Posted On Jul - 25 - 2016 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Senate passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

By Frederick Ding — Edited by Yunnan Jiang

On October 27, 2015, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which enables companies to share cyber threat indicators with each other and the federal government, and immunizes them from liability for sharing under the act. Tech companies and journalists have vocally expressed opposition to the act, which may enable companies to share users’ personal information.

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Posted On Nov - 18 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

California Paves the Way with New Privacy Laws

By Ann Kristin Glenster – Edited by Stacy Ruegilin

California’s newest digital privacy rights bill shifts the state’s legal framework closer to Europe’s more stringent data protection standards.

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Posted On Nov - 11 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Mila Owen – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

Senate CISA Debates End

The FDA CDRH released its Regulatory Science Priorities for 2016

Germany requires all Internet companies to make metadata available to its law enforcement agencies

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Posted On Nov - 4 - 2015 Comments Off 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.

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