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Can Law Enforcement Force You To Use Your Finger To Unlock Your Phone?
Can a fingerprint alone provide "testimony" about a person? Earlier this month, a federal court in California said yes.
United States
24 Jan 2019
New Attorney General Spotlight: Colorado AG-Elect Phil Weiser
Democratic AG-elect Phil Weiser will bring a strong academic and policy background to the Colorado AG's office in 2019,
United States
3 Jan 2019
A Trap For The Unwary: Cannabis Health Claims Likely To Draw Scrutiny From Advertising Regulators
But some advertising statements go further, promoting particular strains and products as having positive health effects.
United States
7 Nov 2018
Apple To Require Apps On Its App Store To Have Privacy Policies
In an announcement on August 30, Apple told app developers that they would have to have a privacy policy on their apps by October 3, or they would not be able to be sold in the App Store:
United States
6 Sep 2018
The Many Faces Of Google's Arts & Culture App (Except In Illinois And Texas)
Those of our readers who frequent social media may have noticed a newly-popular juxtaposition between selfies and art (or perhaps one should say between selfies and other forms of art)...
United States
18 Jan 2018
Latest DMCA Triennial Review Permits Jailbreaking, Video Game Preservation, And More
Most readers of this blog are well-acquainted with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the anti-circumvention provisions codified therein, 17 U.S.C. § 1201 et seq...
United States
6 Jan 2016
Digilante Justice: Defamation By Camera Phone
Earlier this month, a man in Melbourne, Australia decided to take his very first selfie next to a Darth Vader poster at a local shopping center.
United States
27 May 2015
COPPA Compliance Is Important For General Audience Websites, Too
Yelp’s $450,000 settlement with the FTC in September should serve as an important reminder for all owners and operators of websites or mobile apps.
United States
29 Oct 2014
FCC Enters The Data Security Enforcement Field With $10 Million Fine On Telecoms
In a first for the FCC, it announced on October 24 that it intends to fine two telecom companies $10 million for data security violations.
United States
29 Oct 2014
App Developers Should Note Revisions To COPPA FAQs
The FTC’s July 10, 2014 complaint filed against Amazon has left app developers with concerns about how to make apps that target kids and still comply with the law.
United States
25 Jul 2014
Telecommunications Companies Release Guiding Principles On Freedom Of Expression And Privacy
One of the challenges for companies seeking to manage the adverse human rights impacts of their operations is how to deal with impacts that are most directly tied to business partners, suppliers, and even governments.
United States
8 Apr 2013
"Clouds, Mobile Devices And The Workplace"
Margaret A. Keane has written an interesting article on the growing use of "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) policies by employers whose employees use mobile devices for work purposes.
United States
10 Oct 2012
Protecting Users' Rights To Free Expression And Preparing For The Extremely Exceptional Circumstance
Google's decision to block access to an anti-Islamic video in Libya and Egypt as a result of widespread violence highlights some of the complex challenges that face companies that host user-generated content.
United States
18 Sep 2012
Mobile Phone Security: Flawed Out Of The Box
There is no denying that law enforcement agencies sometimes require access to smartphone data for legitimate investigative purposes.
United States
18 Sep 2012
Mobile Phone Security: Flawed Out Of The Box?
Smartphone makers are receiving an increasing number of requests from U.S. law enforcement agencies for assistance in bypassing password protections on encrypted mobile devices seized from criminal suspects.
United States
12 Sep 2012
The Dark Cloud Of Deep Packet Inspection
Cloud computing is transforming entire industries by making massive quantities of computing power available to even the smallest companies.
United States
3 Sep 2012
Advocates Seek Human Rights Commitments From Telecommunications Companies
Access, an advocacy organization that promotes open and secure access to the Internet, recently released its Telco Action Plan, a document that sets forth ten steps and implementation objectives for telecommunications companies ("telcos") seeking to operate with respect for human rights.
United States
23 May 2012
Man Versus Machine: iPhone 4S User Files Class Action Against Apple, Alleges Siri Won't Do As Told
Frank Fazio, a disgruntled iPhone 4S user from New York, recently filed a federal class action lawsuit against Apple in California, alleging that the Siri feature of the iPhone 4S does not work as advertised.
United States
3 Apr 2012
Google Disables Its iPhone Tracking
Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about Google's iPhone tracking.
United States
24 Feb 2012
Supreme Court Holds Warrant Required For GPS Tracking
The Supreme Court today issued an opinion holding that police cannot track a suspect using GPS without first getting a warrant.
United States
26 Jan 2012
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