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Federal Law Now Prohibits Censoring of Unfavorable Reviews

USA - March 2 2017 The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 goes into effect on March 14, 2017, and declares unlawful any “form contract” that prohibits or restricts the…

Michael P. Heuga, Amy L. Pierce

Avoid being in the spotlight of California's 'Shine the Light' privacy-related law

USA - March 1 2012 Eight years after California's "Shine the Light" privacy-related law (S.B.

Amy L. Pierce, Christine A. Scheuneman, Jennifer So

FTC issues new guidance for mobile app developers that collect location data

USA - February 25 2015 A mobile app that collects users' location data while the mobile app is not in use should clearly disclose such practices and provide users with…

Elsa S. Broeker, James G. Gatto, Amy L. Pierce

Can business innovation overcome data privacy fears?

Global, USA - April 22 2010 Networked information has become the lifeblood of commerce and global competition as organizations turn to increasingly sophisticated technologies and processes for deriving critical patterns, forecasts and market opportunities from customer data and other business information.

Joshua B. Konvisser, Wayne C. Matus

Stop calling me: can consumers waive the right to revoke consent under the TCPA?

USA - January 14 2015 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act permits companies to make telephone solicitations using autodialers and pre-recorded messages once they have a…

Andrew D. Bluth, Elaine Lee, Amy L. Pierce