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New York Enacts First State “Right-to-Repair” Law

USA - January 10 2023 At the close of 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the “Digital Fair Repair Act” (S4101A/A7006-B) (to be codified at N.Y. GBL §399-nn) (the…

hiQ and LinkedIn Reach Proposed Settlement in Landmark Scraping Case

USA - December 8 2022 On December 6, 2022, the parties in the long-running litigation between now-defunct data analytics company hiQ Labs, Inc. (“hiQ”) and LinkedIn Corp…

Data Scraper’s Declaratory Action Seeking Green Light to Scrape LinkedIn Survives Motion to Dismiss

USA - November 21 2022 On November 15, 2022, a California district court declined to dismiss a declaratory judgment action brought by a data scraper, 3taps, Inc. (“3taps”)…

Court Finds hiQ Breached LinkedIn’s Terms Prohibiting Scraping, but in Mixed Ruling, Declines to Grant Summary Judgment to Either Party as to Certain Key Issues

USA - November 11 2022 On November 4, 2022, a California district court took up the parties cross-motions for summary judgment in the long-running scraping litigation…

District Court Decision Brings New Life to CFAA to Combat Unwanted Scraping

USA - November 10 2022 On October 24, 2022, a Delaware district court held that certain claims under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) relating to the controversial…

Important CDA Section 230 Case Lands in Supreme Court: Level of Protection Afforded Modern Online Platforms at Stake

USA - October 6 2022 Since the passage of Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act (“CDA”), the majority of federal circuits have interpreted the CDA to establish…

FTC Sues Data Provider over the Collection and Sale of Geolocation Data

USA - August 31 2022 On August 29, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had filed a complaint against Kochava, Inc. (“Kochava”), a digital marketing…

Businesses That Use Consumer Data or Data Products (Everyone?) Take Heed: FTC Moves Ahead with Rulemaking Process on “Commercial Surveillance” Practices

USA - August 11 2022 On August 11, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) and announced it was exploring a…

FTC blog post highlights regulatory focus on collection of location and health data

USA - July 15 2022 On July 11, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published “Location, health, and other sensitive information: FTC committed to fully enforcing…

Unmasking Anonymous Copyright Infringers: Where the DMCA, First Amendment, and Fair Use Meet

USA - July 13 2022 Can internet service providers necessarily be compelled to unmask anonymous copyright infringers? In an opinion touching on Digital Millennium…