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Do-Not-Track working group: survey shows dwindling support
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2013

The future of the Do-Not-Track working group remains unclear, according to a recent survey taken among its participants. Forty-three of the 100 or so

French data protection authority ramps up inspections for 2014 - will it be a knock on the door or a "remote audit"?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, France
  • May 2 2014

At the end of April, the French data protection authority (CNIL) released its inspection schedule for 2014 (the Schedule), promising to carry out

CFPB Takes Enforcement Action Against FinTech Lender
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

On September 27, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) entered into a Consent Order (the “Order”) with Flurish, Inc dba LendUp

CJEU says dynamic IP addresses can constitute personal data
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • October 26 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has ruled that dynamic IP addresses can constitute personal data. Dynamic IP addresses

New German VAT rules in eCommerce as of January 2015
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 28 2014

Although online shop providers had to implement extensive changes to consumer rights (in particular, the new rules regarding the right of withdrawal

Supreme Court rules Aereo in violation of copyright laws
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2014

The US Supreme Court has reversed a Second Circuit decision and held that Aereo's service of providing mini-antennae to its thousands of customers to receive over-the-air broadcasts counted as a public performance of those broadcasts under the Copyright Act

Brazilian data protection authority fines Internet provider $1.59m
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Brazil
  • August 6 2014

In July, the Brazilian Department of Consumer Protection and Defence ('DPDC') fined the telecom provider Oi 3.5 million reals ($1.59 million) for

Native advertising once again in the spotlight
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2014

As we have previously reported here, native advertising is intended to form a part of users' online experiences, aiming to engage and compel with

Court finds, again, that device ID is not personally identifiable information (PII) under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA)
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2014

On October 8, 2014, a district court judge in Georgia dismissed with prejudice a Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) action against The Cartoon

NLRB: employees may usurp employer email systems for non-work-related communications
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2014

In its long-awaited decision in Purple Communications, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board valued employees' communication rights over employer