U.S. Government Surveillance Threatens E.U.-U.S. Privacy “Safe Harbor”

Dec 9, 2013 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

The European Commission has informed the U.S. government that its apparent data surveillance activities threaten to undermine the existing negotiated information privacy

France to Implement Sanctions Against Google for Privacy Violations

Oct 7, 2013 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

The French government is in the process of imposing legal sanctions against Google, based on France’s determination that Google’s information privacy policies do not comply with the nation’s standards.

Customers Sue LinkedIn Alleging Misuse of Personal Information

Sep 30, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

According to a new lawsuit, consumers allege that LinkedIn hacked into their external e-mail accounts and captured contact lists from those accounts.

Facebook wall posts protected by privacy law — unless your friends share

Sep 17, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

A new federal court ruling regarding the Stored Communications Act underscores the need to be cautious about what you share on Facebook and with whom.

German Government Bans Windows 8 Use: NSA Spying Puts American Companies at Risk

Sep 3, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

German authorities have determined that government agencies in that country should not use Microsoft’s “Windows 8” product, citing it as a security risk

Habeas Data and the Protection of Personal Information

Aug 26, 2013 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Countries around the world are applying a range of legal measures to provide individuals with the ability to protect the privacy and

Government and Industry Release New Apps Privacy Policies

Aug 5, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

The U.S. government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and a range of participants in the mobile apps industry recently released a

Contesting the Government’s Surveillance Programs

Jul 29, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

Although we are aware of the extensive collaboration between the government and tech companies to facilitate the NSA’s surveillance program, we are now also aware that some of the companies targeted by the government have aggressively moved to contest the spying programs, acting on behalf of their customers.

The NSA and Microsoft: A Troubling Partnership

Jul 22, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

Although, according to revelations by Edward Snowden, numerous tech companies have assisted the NSA in its spying on Americans, MIcrosoft seems to have been particularly enthusiastic in doing so.

The most valuable online asset: Your personal data

Jun 17, 2013 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

The heightened concerns over privacy brought about by recent revelations about NSA monitoring will likely attract greater scrutiny to the rapidly expanding and diversifying commercial uses of personal data.

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