A D.C. federal judge held Monday that Backpage.com LLC lacks standing to challenge the constitutionality of an act barring the advertising of sex with minors or people being forced into sex, determining that the classifieds website didn’t allege a sufficient injury-in-fact.
The Federal Communications Commission should move forward with new privacy rules for broadband service providers, an aide to the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Monday, adding harmonization across regulators would be optimal but the agency must act now.
A proposed class of callers accusing prison telephone service provider Securus Technologies of recording their calls without permission on Monday escaped a dismissal bid with their claims mostly intact, as a California federal judge refuted the company's arguments that the plaintiffs lacked evidence.
AT&T's $85.4 billion cash-and-stock takeover of Time Warner Inc. unveiled over the weekend raises privacy concerns that demand attention from the Federal Communications Commission, according to open-internet advocacy group Public Knowledge.
The AARP sued the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in D.C. federal court Monday seeking an injunction against its wellness program regulations, saying they violate anti-discrimination provisions by punishing employees who choose to keep confidential health information private.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday unveiled a set of best practices aimed at guarding against malicious hacks and other cybersecurity risks in cars connected to the internet and to other vehicles.
A New Jersey federal judge on Monday administratively dismissed a putative class action accusing Uber and background check company Hirease Inc. of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by conducting unlawful checks, noting that the companies have agreed to settle the suit filed by Uber job applicants.
A California federal judge on Monday partially dismissed a proposed class action against home security company ADT LLC over its products' alleged susceptibility to hacking, though a claim that the company fraudulently hid from consumers that vulnerability was allowed to continue.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday said that its ongoing financial technology innovation program would look for ways for new market entrants to bring changes to how consumers access their financial data, credit reports are processed, mortgages are serviced and other ways consumers control their finances through technology.
LabMD and Tiversa are each fighting a judge's recommendation that a Pennsylvania federal court dismiss most of the lab company’s defamation and fraud suit against the cybersecurity firm, with LabMD railing against the suggestion that only allegations over a pair of purportedly defamatory statements should survive and Tiversa saying some of the statements are true and thus not defamatory.
A former Staples associate general counsel joined Jones Day's Boston office on Monday to serve as partner in the cybersecurity, privacy and data protection and government regulation practices.
A California federal judge on Monday refused to decertify a class action accusing Wal-Mart of unlawfully collecting shoppers’ ZIP codes, saying the case will answer a common question as to whether the big box retailer requested and required ZIP codes for certain credit card transactions.
Investment and medical service researchers fought back on Monday at a defamation suit brought by St. Jude Medical over a report that detailed supposed security weaknesses in the company’s heart-regulating implants and home remote transmitters, telling a Minnesota federal judge the research speaks for itself.
A California federal judge will not decertify a class accusing Trans Union LLC of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not allowing consumers to contest criminal and terrorist alerts on reports sent to landlords, saying Friday the suit’s claims are fully in line with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision.
A trio of federal banking regulators recently moved to require that the largest banks and their service providers do more to ensure they can quickly respond to cyberattacks and limit their spread, a shift that would crank up the pressure on boards of directors and third-party vendors to play an active role in dealing with increasingly prevalent cyberthreats.
A Russian man stands accused of hacking into computers belonging to San Francisco-based tech companies LinkedIn Corp., Dropbox Inc. and Formspring Inc. and stealing information and user credentials, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
The First Circuit on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a privacy suit against the U.S. Department of Transportation brought by a proposed class of professional drivers over the doling out of information to prospective employers about their minor driving infractions, saying the law is mum on disclosing “nonserious” violations.
Broadband trade group USTelecom is pressing its case for consistent privacy rules across internet sectors as the Federal Communications Commission enters the final stretch before a planned vote on new ISP rules, with the ACLU and other groups also weighing in for and against the proposal.
Appliance and electronics retailer P.C. Richard & Son LLC asked a New York federal court Friday to dismiss a proposed class action accusing it of exposing its customers to identity theft and debit card fraud by printing too much card information on receipts, saying the suit doesn’t sketch out a legitimate legal claim.
Fannie Mae can’t dodge a possible fine for allegedly invading the privacy of a proposed class of consumers by improperly acquiring their credit reports just because its assets are controlled by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, a Virginia federal judge said Thursday.
Recently, companies have identified potential security concerns in the marketplace before any type of hack has taken place, leading to an increase in breachless insurance claims. However, the existence of an actual or suspected breach is currently an essential element to trigger coverage, say Mary Borja and Edward Brown at Wiley Rein LLP.
In the majority of states, the nonconsensual collection of an individual’s DNA is not illegal — in fact, it is doubtful that even a civil lawsuit could be successfully brought, say Franklin Zemel and Ariel Deray of Arnstein & Lehr LLP.
My experience with the Nixon pardon, the Nixon tapes, the construction of the White House swimming pool, and other matters well out of the ordinary for a president’s lawyer taught me that in the practice of law one should learn to expect and cope with the unexpected, says William Casselman, who served as White House counsel for President Gerald Ford.
Not all aspects of the partnership process are within an attorney’s power. However, there are some factors that an associate can control on the path to partnership, the most important of which are the relationships cultivated along the way, says Rebecca Glatzer of Major Lindsey & Africa.
All businesses with a website may be said to have reach into, and presence in, every state. Therefore, due diligence into information management compliance of a U.S. target company requires cognizance of the laws of at least 52 separate jurisdictions, say George Wang and Kenneth Rashbaum of Barton LLP.
I went to the law books, where I discovered the crime of “obstruction of justice,” and realized I was right in the middle of a criminal conspiracy. I didn't fully understand my conduct during Watergate until — decades later — I learned about the psychology of cover-up at work, says John Dean, who served as White House counsel for President Richard Nixon.
Somewhat surprisingly, very few of the dozens of "trial pros" who have been interviewed by Law360 have revealed the secret to effective trial preparation that is vital to their success. But ultimately, the “secret” to effective trial preparation is not actually a secret, says Jamin Soderstrom of Soderstrom Law PC.
While the Spokeo decision is still new, cases like Sartin v. EKF Diagnostics have already illustrated how the decision can be added to a class action defendant’s arsenal of defenses used to put a stop to meritless Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits before they get off of the ground, say attorneys with DLA Piper.
On Dec. 1, 2016, several important amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure take effect. The most impactful amendment is the shortening of the permissible length of appellate briefs, which will affect many appeals and will have a particularly significant impact on complex appeals such as patent cases, says Matthew Dowd of Dowd PLLC.
The Federal Communications Commission issued a declaratory ruling and order in July 2015, intended to clarify the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, but since then, over a dozen parties have appealed the order. Attorneys from Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP explain the key issues that have been brought up at the D.C. Circuit, which will hear oral argument on Wednesday.