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California Passes Landmark Digital Privacy Law

By Sheri Pan — Edited by Ariane Moss

On October 8, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act, thereby heightening privacy protections for digital records.  Under the new regime, state government entities must secure a search warrant to obtain the content and metadata of electronic communications.

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Posted On Oct - 25 - 2015 Comments Off 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

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

Google Refuses to Expand the Right to be Forgotten

By Leonidas Angelakos – Edited by Henry Thomas

Last Thursday, Google announced its refusal to comply with a June 2015 right-to-be-forgotten order issued by a French regulatory agency. The tech giant called the order, which demanded that it remove qualifying links from all Google search results, not just those on its European domains,  “a troubling development that risks serious chilling effects on the web.”

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Posted On Aug - 4 - 2015 Comments Off 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.

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

How Far Can Law Enforcement Go When Gathering Email Evidence? Former Gov. Scott Walker Employee Files Petition for Writ of Certiorari

By Kasey Wang – Edited by Ariane Moss

Kelly Rindfleisch is serving a six-month sentence for misconduct in public office while working for then-County Executive Scott Walker. Rindfleisch appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming that the government violated her Fourth Amendment rights while searching her emails for evidence for a different case.

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Posted On Jul - 20 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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