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ECPA legislation under congressional consideration

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2014

September featured several developments in the ongoing debate over the limits on the government's ability to access personal electronic

State attorneys general to examine privacy

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

In June, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) and announced that his year-long presidential initiative will focus on “Privacy in the Digital Age.”

Congress considers online gambling legislation

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

Since passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act ("UIGEA") in 2006, which made it illegal for a person "in the business of betting or wagering" to receive money in connection with unlawful internet gambling, a number of legislative initiatives have been introduced that propose an alternative regulatory framework for online gambling, including licensing, taxing, and regulating different forms of online gambling

House Intelligence Committee passes cybersecurity legislation

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee passed H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act on December 1, 2011, in an effort to protect the intellectual property of U.S. businesses from cyber attacks

California positioning itself to press the eraser button

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2013

California Senate Bill 568, passed unanimously in the California Senate, would mandate an "eraser button" for websites that collect information from

Senator Markey and Representative Barton reintroduce Do Not Track Kids Act

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2013

On November 14, 2013, the Do Not Track Kids Act (S. 1700 and H.R. 3481) was introduced in both chambers of Congress by Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), Sen

Court dismisses class actions challenging use of third-party cookies on Safari browsers

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2013

On October 9, 2013, a federal district court dismissed all of the legal claims raised against four online advertising companies in 25 putative class

Developments in online privacy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2009

Congress has begun considering issues that implicate online privacy

NTIA requests comments on expiration of joint project agreement with ICANN

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • May 31 2009

A presidential directive in 1997 instructed the U.S. Commerce Department to privatize the Internet’s domain name and addressing system (“DNS”), with the goal of increasing competition and international involvement in its management

Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general continue to examine blogs

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2009

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and state law enforcement agencies are closely scrutinizing the practice of using fake blogs or "flogs" to generate interest in an advertiser’s products and services