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Aspects of private social media groups may be protectable under Illinois trade secret law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

In Illinois federal court, a plaintiff alleged aspects of their LinkedIn group were trade secrets misappropriated by the defendant. The defendant

April edition of notable cases and events in e-discovery
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2015

This update addresses the following recent developments and court decisions involving e-discovery issues: A decision by Magistrate Judge Andrew J

LinkedIn data breach proposed settlement receives preliminary approval
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2015

A proposed settlement agreement stemming from a 2012 data breach of over 6 million LinkedIn users' passwords recently received preliminary approval

Court allows privacy class action against Yahoo!
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted class certification to non-Yahoo! Users suing the company for

Steptoe cyberlaw podcast interview with Rebecca Richards
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • China, USA
  • February 3 2015

In this week's episode, our guest is Rebecca Richards, NSA's director of privacy and civil liberties. We ask the tough questions: Is her title an

Disclosing data collection practices: is an opt-out program enough?
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2015

Verizon Wireless announced last Friday that its customers will soon be able to opt out of the tracking identifiers Verizon uses to target ads at its

Court allows U.S. law enforcement to evade Fourth Amendment by piggybacking on foreign searches
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2015

Like a fullback opening a hole in the line for a following tailback, foreign law enforcement can blast a hole in Fourth Amendment protections by

When plaintiffs try to fit square pegs in round holes U.S. district court ends VPPA, state law class action against Viacom, Google
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

On Tuesday, Jan.20, New Jersey Federal District Judge Stanley R. Chesler dismissed with prejudice the last remaining allegations in a multidistrict

February edition of notable cases and events in e-discovery
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2015

The January 2015 Case Notes discuss the following: A Nebraska federal court decision citing the proportionality provisions of Fed. R. Civ. P

4th time is not a charm: Android users’ plead themselves out of Court
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2015

Finding that the Plaintiffs lacked Article III standing to pursue their case, Google, Inc. ("Google") won dismissal of the Android users' putative