New EU high court ruling may end all data transfers to U.S.

Oct 7, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Europe’s highest court, invalidated the 15-year-old Safe Harbour agreement that allowed the free exchange of electronic data between the U.S. and EU.

Google vs. Oracle: The Fight over APIs and Why It Matters

May 25, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Oracle and Google are engaged in a vigorous lawsuit over “application programming interfaces” (APIs), which are pieces of computer code that serve as interfaces helping to connect software platforms with software applications.

Europe Leads the Way in Online Privacy Protection

May 17, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

The European Union (EU) has classified Internet “cookies” and other systems that monitor online activities of individuals to be within the scope of the EU’s Data Protection Act.

Facebook’s facial recognition and the legal implications

Aug 9, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Facebook recently unveiled a program that recognizes a person’s face by using tags and its massive database of photos. Does U.S. law provide any protection?