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
 

Cyrus Farivar reports: A Los Angeles Superior Court judge will not force local law enforcement to release a week’s worth of all captured automated license plate reader (ALPR, also known as LPR) data to two activist groups that had sued for the release of the information, according to a decision  issued on Thursday. Read more on [...]

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 302014
 

The proposed $8.5 million settlement in In re Google Referrer Header Privacy Litigation may not be approved. Joel Rosenblatt reports: Google Inc. (GOOG)’s settlement of a privacy lawsuit probably won’t win approval because it includes a donation to an Internet research center at Harvard University and to other schools that attorneys who brought the case [...]

Aug 292014
 

Jennifer Granick writes: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court declassified an opinion today which, although highly redacted, illuminates the way at least one Judge is interpreting his mandate to protect the First Amendment activities of Americans who the FBI seeks to investigate under USA PATRIOT Act Section 215, codified at 50 USC 1861. Essentially, the question the judge, John D. [...]

Aug 292014
 

A Singapore tuition agency and its director have become the first to be prosecuted and fined under the country’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which came into force on 2 January 2014. Star Zest Home Tuition, and its director, Law Han Wei, were each fined 39,000 Singapore dollars (SGD) ($31,000) by the State Courts on [...]