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Massachusetts High Court Requires Warrants for Cell Phone Location Data
By Zoe Bedell – Edited by Corey Omer

On February 18, 2014, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) agreed with a Superior Court ruling that the Commonwealth must seek a warrant in most cases before obtaining cell phone records that track an individual’s location. The SJC nevertheless vacated the lower court’s order granting the defendant’s motion to suppress the records and remanded the case for a hearing on whether the Commonwealth had met the higher ‘probable cause’ standard required for the issuance of a warrant.

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Posted On Mar - 10 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Defects in the DATA Act
By Mark Verstraete – Edited by Michael Shammas

On February 12, 2014, Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Markey (D-MA) introduced a bill that would require data brokers—companies that collect and sell consumer information to third parties—to be more transparent about their practices. The Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act represents an attempt to empower consumers to regain some control over their personal information. However, the transparency and control offered by the DATA Act is limited.

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Posted On Feb - 27 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Objectors Appeal Fraley v. Facebook Privacy Settlement
By Zoe Bedell – Edited by Sarah O’Loughlin

On February 14, 2014, objectors appealed the proposed settlement in Fraley v. Facebook, which surrounded Facebook’s practice of using names and images of users in sponsor advertisements without consent. Appellants, led by the nonprofit advocacy group Public Citizen, argued that the approved settlement violated the law of multiple states by allowing Facebook to use images of minors without their parents’ consent.

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Posted On Feb - 26 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Amy Zhang

Samsung Sues Dyson for Damages to Its Reputation

Maker of Candy Crush Saga Files for an IPO

AT&T Releases First Transparency Report

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Posted On Feb - 18 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

California ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Targets Smartphone Theft
By Albert Chen – Edited by Andrew Spore

On February 6, 2014, California State Senator Mark Leno introduced Senate Bill 962. The bill would require all smartphones sold in California to be equipped with a “kill switch,” allowing consumers to disable a lost or stolen phone. It aims to deter phone thefts, which account for one in three robberies in the United States. California State Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner said she will carry the bill, if it clears the Senate.

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Posted On Feb - 18 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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