Aug 312014
 

Darren Pauli reports: Naked photos of US celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande have been published online by an anonymous hacker who reportedly obtained the explicit pics from the victims’ Apple iCloud accounts. Nude photos of 17 celebrities have been published online. The anonymous hacker posting on grime-’n-gore board 4Chan claimed to [...]

Aug 312014
 

Shawn Tuma writes: Can an Employee Really Can Steal Your Data and Then SLAPP You for It? Yes, in California it just happened! The fact that this happened in California should be of no comfort to Texas businesses, however, because the Texas Anti-SLAPP law comes from California and, therefore, California jurisprudence is considered persuasive authority [...]

Aug 302014
 

Joshua Mooney of White and Williams discusses court rulings involving insurance coverage for data breaches: …. General liability policies are the most popular candidate. The policies define “personal and advertising injury” in part as injury arising out of “oral or written publication, in any manner, of material that violates a person’s right of privacy,” as [...]

Aug 262014
 

From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand: We think it is time to ‘name names’ where it is warranted. Our view is that in certain circumstances, the Privacy Act is better served by revealing the organisations that have breached the law. Up to now, we’ve rarely publicly named organisations. It was done [...]

Aug 252014
 

Kelly Holleran reports: The children of a woman living in a Sugar Land nursing home claim they have been banned from the facility because of postings on social media. Mackey Glen Peterson, Don Leslie Peterson and Lonny Peterson filed a lawsuit July 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division against [...]

Aug 252014
 

Orin Kerr writes: Last week, a district court considered whether the federal computer hacking statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, applies to a laptop computer not connected to the Internet. The court concluded in Pine Environmental Services v. Carson (D.Mass. August 20, 2014) (Talwani, J.), that the Act does not apply in such circumstances because the [...]