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Ninth Circuit rips military for widespread surveillance of civilian computers

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2014

Another Ninth Circuit case has gone surprisingly unnoticed in the general media. In U.S. v. Dreyer, the court ruled that a Naval Criminal

VPPA claim goes the way of saturday morning cartoons

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, in Ellis v. Cartoon Network, Inc., dismissed a claim brought against the Cartoon

California amends data breach notification law

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2014

Late last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law new requirements for companies affected by data breaches. Under A.B. 1710, upon

Yelp and TinyCo cop a plea for COPPA violations

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 27 2014

Yelp and TinyCo have agreed to pay $450,000 and $300,000, respectively, to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that they violated the

European privacy czars conflicted about U.S.-EU safe harbor

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • August 24 2013

Edward Snowden's leaks about government surveillance activities have caused Europeans officials to decry communications companies' cooperation with U

LinkedIn agrees to settle data breach suit for $1.25 million

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2014

LinkedIn has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit over a 2012 data breach incident in which hackers posted more than 6 million users'

Another company gets caught for falsely claiming Safe Harbor certification

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • February 27 2014

Fantage.com, a children's online entertainment company, is the latest to settle with the FTC on charges that it falsely claimed that it was currently

Poll reveals consumers’ cyber fears

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2014

A recent survey of 1,000 registered U.S. voters, conducted last December by the Computer and Communications Industry Association, an advocacy group

Companies slammed for falsely claiming Safe Harbor certification

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • February 1 2014

Twelve companies have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that they falsely claimed that they had self-certified their adherence

White House proposes sweeping cybersecurity measures

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2011

On May 12, the White House released a set of legislative proposals to bolster the Nation's cybersecurity