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Facebook Blocks British Insurance Company from Basing Premiums on Posts and Likes

By Javier Careaga– Edited by Mila Owen

Admiral Insurance has created an initiative called firstcarquote, which analyzes Facebook activity of first-time car owners. The firstcarquote algorithm determines risk based on personality traits and habits that are linked to safe driving. Firstcarquote was recalled two hours before its official launch and then was launched with reduced functionality after Facebook denied authorization, stating that the initiative breaches Facebook’s platform policy.

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Posted On Nov - 14 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

FCC Continues Push for More Consumer Choice in Data Privacy on Broadband ISPs

By Kelly Ding – Edited by Mila Owen

The Federal Communications Commission voted on October 27th to adopt Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal on cable TV set-top boxes, as well as another proposal regulating consumer privacy in broadband ISPs after a brief setback when voting was delayed on September 29. The rules on broadband privacy set forth clear parameters within which broadband internet service providers may use and share customers’ personal data with third parties like online advertisers.

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Posted On Nov - 2 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Massachusetts SJC Clarifies Probable Cause for Cell Phone Seizure

 

By Nehaa Chaudhari – Edited by Ellora Israni

 

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed last month a lower court’s decision to suppress information found on a cell phone seized without warrant or probable cause.

 

In allowing the Commonwealth’s appeal against the order of the Superior Court, the SJC considered two issues under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution: and Article 14 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights.

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Posted On Oct - 17 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Sixth Circuit Finds Privacy Interest in Mugshots under FOIA

By Filippo Raso – Edited by Ariane Moss

A split en banc Sixth Circuit reversed the lower courts’ ruling, holding individuals have a privacy interest in their booking photos for the purposes of Exemption 7(C) of the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552. In so doing, the Court overruled Circuit precedent established two decades ago. The case was remanded with instructions to balance the public interests against the individual’s privacy interest.

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Posted On Aug - 4 - 2016 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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
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