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The Real Takeaway from VIZIO’s 
Privacy FTC Settlement

The Real Takeaway from VIZIO’s 
Privacy FTC Settlement

DWT Media Law October 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Real Takeaway from VIZIO’s 
Privacy FTC Settlement

It has been widely reported that VIZIO Inc., a large television manufacturer, settled a complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the attorney general of New Jersey for $2.2 million for alleged

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Shared Risks? The Top Six Issues 
Facing the Sharing Economy

Shared Risks? The Top Six Issues 
Facing the Sharing Economy

DWT Media Law September 25, 2017 Comments Off on Shared Risks? The Top Six Issues 
Facing the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy—often called “collaborative consumption” or “the gig economy”—allows individuals to enter markets dominated by established companies by using technology to advertise or purchase goods or services. Websites like HomeAway and Airbnb allow

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FTC OKs Facial Recognition Consent Under COPPA Rule

FTC OKs Facial Recognition Consent Under COPPA Rule

DWT Media Law November 20, 2015 Comments Off on FTC OKs Facial Recognition Consent Under COPPA Rule

By Ronald G. London and Bryan Thompson This past Nov. 18, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a new verifiable parental-consent method under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, which will allow

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California Beefs Up Encryption & Notice in Data Breach Law

California Beefs Up Encryption & Notice in Data Breach Law

DWT Media Law October 27, 2015 Comments Off on California Beefs Up Encryption & Notice in Data Breach Law

By Christopher Avery and Bryan Thompson On October 8, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 964 and S.B. 570 into law, a pair of bills that amended the Golden State’s data breach notification

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The Right to be Forgotten or Not Exposed

The Right to be Forgotten or Not Exposed

DWT Media Law November 23, 2014 Comments Off on The Right to be Forgotten or Not Exposed

  By Elizabeth McNamara and Samuel M. Bayard The ubiquitous and permanent availability of damning information on the Internet has been the source of countless news articles.  Stories in the press commonly relate cautionary

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Google Reading Your [Redacted]: A Front Row Seat at the High-Stakes Spying Case You’ve Never Heard of

Google Reading Your [Redacted]: A Front Row Seat at the High-Stakes Spying Case You’ve Never Heard of

DWT Media Law November 23, 2014 Comments Off on Google Reading Your [Redacted]: A Front Row Seat at the High-Stakes Spying Case You’ve Never Heard of

  By Thomas R. Burke and Jonathan L. Segal Back in February, in a San Jose courtroom, a bombshell was dropped that could have been erased from the public record. The revelation came in

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Supreme Court Solidifies Privacy Protections for Cellphone Data by Holding Warrantless Searches Incident to Arrest Unconstitutional

Supreme Court Solidifies Privacy Protections for Cellphone Data by Holding Warrantless Searches Incident to Arrest Unconstitutional

DWT Media Law July 2, 2014 Comments Off on Supreme Court Solidifies Privacy Protections for Cellphone Data by Holding Warrantless Searches Incident to Arrest Unconstitutional

By Ronald G. London and Robert Corn-Revere In a consolidated decision in Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, the Court held that a warrantless search of a suspect’s cellphone data incident to arrest is

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European Union’s Highest Court Rules Google Must Remove Links Containing Personal Data

European Union’s Highest Court Rules Google Must Remove Links Containing Personal Data

DWT Media Law June 23, 2014 Comments Off on European Union’s Highest Court Rules Google Must Remove Links Containing Personal Data

By Thomas R. Burke, Robert D. Balin, and Ambika K. Doran In a significant and concerning decision, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has endorsed the so-called “right to be forgotten” and ruled that,

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New York’s Shield Law Follows New York Reporters Wherever They May Roam

New York’s Shield Law Follows New York Reporters Wherever They May Roam

DWT Media Law December 30, 2013 Comments Off on New York’s Shield Law Follows New York Reporters Wherever They May Roam

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What’s in Your Privacy Policy?—Google’s Insufficient to Dismiss Class Action Claims

What’s in Your Privacy Policy?—Google’s Insufficient to Dismiss Class Action Claims

DWT Media Law December 16, 2013 Comments Off on What’s in Your Privacy Policy?—Google’s Insufficient to Dismiss Class Action Claims

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COPPA Update: FTC Provides Further Guidance 
With FAQ Additions

COPPA Update: FTC Provides Further Guidance 
With FAQ Additions

DWT Media Law August 29, 2013 Comments Off on COPPA Update: FTC Provides Further Guidance 
With FAQ Additions

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Cloud Computing: U.S. Export Controls Reach for the Sky

Cloud Computing: U.S. Export Controls Reach for the Sky

DWT Media Law May 20, 2013 Comments Off on Cloud Computing: U.S. Export Controls Reach for the Sky

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FTC Announces COPPA Rule Changes to Catch Up With Social Networks, Smartphones, and Other Developments

FTC Announces COPPA Rule Changes to Catch Up With Social Networks, Smartphones, and Other Developments

DWT Media Law April 16, 2013 Comments Off on FTC Announces COPPA Rule Changes to Catch Up With Social Networks, Smartphones, and Other Developments

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President Obama Signs Video Privacy Protection Act Amendment

President Obama Signs Video Privacy Protection Act Amendment

DWT Media Law February 26, 2013 Comments Off on President Obama Signs Video Privacy Protection Act Amendment

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Hulu Privacy Litigation Marks First Application of Video Privacy Protection Act to Solely Streamed Video

Hulu Privacy Litigation Marks First Application of Video Privacy Protection Act to Solely Streamed Video

DWT Media Law September 6, 2012 Comments Off on Hulu Privacy Litigation Marks First Application of Video Privacy Protection Act to Solely Streamed Video

By Bradley W. Guyton Internet video streaming site Hulu.com is subject to the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), 18 U.S.C. § 2710, according to a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the

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FTC Proposes Modifications to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

FTC Proposes Modifications to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

DWT Media Law November 29, 2011 Comments Off on FTC Proposes Modifications to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

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Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont Law Limiting Data Mining for Pharmaceutical “Detailing”

Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont Law Limiting Data Mining for Pharmaceutical “Detailing”

DWT Media Law September 20, 2011 Comments Off on Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont Law Limiting Data Mining for Pharmaceutical “Detailing”

By Robert Corn-Revere and Ronald G. London The Supreme Court’s June 23, 2011 decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc. upheld the important First Amendment principle that the government cannot restrict commercial speech on

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Bonds Juror Questionnaires to Be Made Public During Voir Dire; Juror Names to Be Withheld Until Trial End

Bonds Juror Questionnaires to Be Made Public During Voir Dire; Juror Names to Be Withheld Until Trial End

DWT Media Law June 13, 2011 Comments Off on Bonds Juror Questionnaires to Be Made Public During Voir Dire; Juror Names to Be Withheld Until Trial End

By Duffy Carolan, Thomas R. Burke, Kelli Sager, Jeff Glasser The United States District Court, Northern District of California (J., Illston) issued a 10-page ruling on March 14, 2011, granting the public and press

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Information Gathering and Social Networks: Minimizing Exposure in the Digital Age

Information Gathering and Social Networks: Minimizing Exposure in the Digital Age

DWT Media Law June 13, 2011 Comments Off on Information Gathering and Social Networks: Minimizing Exposure in the Digital Age

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Beware of Killer Apps: Platform Provider Liability for Third-Party Apps (and the Availability of Online Safe Harbors)

Beware of Killer Apps: Platform Provider Liability for Third-Party Apps (and the Availability of Online Safe Harbors)

DWT Media Law June 13, 2011 Comments Off on Beware of Killer Apps: Platform Provider Liability for Third-Party Apps (and the Availability of Online Safe Harbors)

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