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Facebook Loses Appeal

An appeals court in New York affectively changed the status of Facebook’s attempt to contest search warrants on behalf of its customers. The social media giant, founded in 2004, lost an appeal in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday in a decision highly anticipated by privacy advocates.

Facebook argued that in storing their customers’ photos and files, they have a right to challenge search warrants they deem unnecessary. Since Facebook would have to perform the task of searching for and delivering the information to law enforcement, the company reasoned these are unlike traditional warrants where police search a home, office, or other [...]


DAA to Begin Enforcement this Fall

The Digital Advertising Alliance is poised to enforce their mobile privacy rules beginning this September. The Code was released in 2013 and requires ad networks and other companies to notify consumers about cross-app advertising and allow them to opt out, through an app known as [...]


Hulu Beats VPPA Violation Charges

This article talks about the recent Hulu win, after claims that it had violated the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act [...]


Google v. Vidal-Hall – A Landmark Decision

This article discusses the decision made by the UK Court of Appeal that confirmed that misuse of private information is a tort, and that claimants may recover damages under the Data Protection Act [...]


White House Privacy Bill Met with Criticism

This article discusses the White House’s latest draft Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR), which comes three years after it was first [...]