The GPS Act

This article introduces the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance (GPS) Act, which was introduced in March 2014. It aims to criminalize the surreptitious tracking of individuals and requires the government to obtain a warrant before collecting geolocation [...]

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Microsoft Email Disclosure Challenge

Microsoft has been ordered to hand over email data stored in a Dublin, Ireland data center. It has currently in the process of protesting this [...]

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Cable Communications Privacy Act of 1984

This article introduces the Cable Communications Privacy Act of 1984 (CCPA, or “Cable Act”), which protects the personal information of customers of cable service [...]

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Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988

This article takes a look at the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (VPPA), which limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information regarding video rentals. It represents one of the strongest consumer privacy protections in federal law and was passed as a response to the disclosure of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork’s video rental records during his confirmation [...]

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Children’s Apps Lack Appropriate Disclosures

This article takes a look at a recent FTC report regarding privacy and mobile apps geared towards children. The report, entitled Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade, was released late 2012 as a follow-up to a similar mobile app survey conducted earlier in [...]

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