Green on Candidate Privacy @WMLawSchool

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Rebecca Green, William & Mary Law School, is publishing Candidate Privacy in the Washington Law Review. Here is the abstract. In the United States, we have long accepted that candidates for public office who have voluntarily stepped into the public

Marmor on Privacy in Social Media @CornellLaw

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Andrei Marmor, Cornell Law School, has published Privacy in Social Media as Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. This paper is about the state of privacy in social media. Most people’s immediate concern about privacy

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CFP: AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy

Media Law Prof Blog

Call for Papers AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy The AALS Section on Defamation and Privacy invites submissions for papers for a session titled “Social Media Content Moderation and the Future of Free Speech,” which will take place in January

Rights of Publicity and Privacy in True Crime Stories – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

When you get into using people’s names, likenesses, and personas, you’re talking about either Rights of Publicity or Rights of Privacy. Retelling their story might constitute an invasion of their privacy, under a theory called “Public Disclosure of Private, Embarrassing Facts”.

Gajda on Privacy Before "the Right To Privacy" @TulaneLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Gajda, Tulane Law School, has published Privacy Before 'the Right to Privacy': Truthful Libel and the Earliest Underpinnings of Privacy in the United States. The Right to Privacy, written in 1890, is perhaps the most

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Wow! Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Proliferate

New Media and Technology Law

This month, in one of the many recently-filed Illinois biometric privacy suits, a class action complaint alleging violations of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) was lodged against Wow Bao, a restaurant chain, over its use of self-order kiosks that allow customers to use faceprints as a method to authenticate purchases. We will continue to monitor developments in these disputes and other ongoing biometric privacy litigation.

Bipartisan Facial Recognition Privacy Bill Introduced in Congress

New Media and Technology Law

Senators Brian Schatz (D) and Roy Blunt (R) recently introduced S.847, the “ Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019 ,” a bill that would, subject to certain important exceptions, generally prohibit the commercial use of facial recognition technology to identify and track consumers without consent. Biometrics Legislation Privacy facial recognition privacy bill facial recognition technology federal legislation FTC enforcement

Is Android the Joe Camel of Privacy?

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Privacy and Court Records

Media Law Prof Blog

Ardia and Anne Klinefelter, both of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Law, are publishing Privacy and Court Records: An Empirical Study in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. David S.

Report Out Today On ‘Zoom Courts’ Raises Privacy and Due Process Concerns

Media Law

But a report out today by a legal organization that opposes abuse of surveillance technology raises a number of concerns over the potential threats of virtual courts to the privacy and due process rights of litigants and defendants.

Privacy and Intellectual Freedom

Media Law Prof Blog

Cornwell, both of Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, have published Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in The Handbook of Intellectual Freedom (Mark Alfino, ed., Neil M. Richards and Joanna F.

Ethiopian Data Privacy Law

Media Law Prof Blog

Kinfe Micheal Yilma, Hawassa University, is publishing Data Privacy Law and Practice in Ethiopia in volume 5 of International Data Privacy Law. Ethiopia has recognized the right to privacy throughout its brief constitutional history, albeit to Here is the abstract.

Skinner-Thompson on Performative Privacy

Media Law Prof Blog

Scott Skinner-Thompson, New York University of Law, is publishing Performative Privacy in the UC Davis Law Review. Broadly speaking, privacy doctrine suggests that the right to privacy is non-existent once one enters the public realm.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Approved

New Media and Technology Law

Privacy Shield.” companies, please see my colleague’s post on our Privacy and Data Security Blog. Privacy EU privacy Privacy ShieldThe European Commission recently formally adopted the much discussed EU-U.S. ” For a summary of what this may mean for U.S.

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Mills and Harclerode on Privacy, Mass Intrusion and the Modern Data Breach @UFLaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Mills and Kelsey Harclerode, both of the University of Florida College of Law, have published Privacy, Mass Intrusion and the Modern Data Breach at 69 Fla. Jon L.

Wave of Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Continues Unabated

New Media and Technology Law

After noting the flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits in September , it appears that the flow of such suits remains robust. In recent years, biometric privacy suits initially involved social media services and video game makers, but have increasingly been asserted against businesses that collect biometric data to authenticate customers or employees, especially Illinois-based employers that use biometric timekeeping devices to verify employees when clocking in and out. .

An International Right To Privacy?

Media Law Prof Blog

Stephen Schulhofer, New York University School of Law, has published An International Right to Privacy? Be Careful What You Wish For as NYU School of Law Public Law Research Paper No.15-15. Here is the abstract. Nations now have unprecedented capacity

Lemley on Privacy, Property, and Publicity

Media Law Prof Blog

Lemley, Stanford Law School, has published Privacy, Property, and Publicity as a Stanford Public Law Working Paper. In Jennifer Rothman’s new book The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public Age, she argues Mark A.

Videogame Technology and Personal Privacy

Media Law Prof Blog

Joe Newman & Joseph Jerome, Future of Privacy Forum, and Christopher Hazard, Hazardous Software, Inc., Privacy and the New Questions Posed by Modern Videogame Technology in the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quaterly Journal

Voss on Obstacles to Transatlantic Harmonization of Data Privacy Law in Context @wgvoss

Media Law Prof Blog

Gregory Voss, Toulouse Business School, is publishing Obstacles to Transatlantic Harmonization of Data Privacy Law in Context in volume 2019 of the Journal of Law, Technology and Policy.

Canada's New Digital Privacy Act

Media Law Prof Blog

Text of the new Canadian Digital Privacy Act, which received royal assent June 18, 2015. It still needs regulations into order to receive its full effect. Here's some analysis of the new Act (dating from when it was "just a

Featured Resource: Future-Proofing Corporate Data Privacy – Budgeting and Solutions to Address

Media Law

This week’s featured resource: Future-Proofing Corporate Data Privacy: Budgeting and Solutions to Address.

Copyright and Privacy

Media Law Prof Blog

Pamela Sameulson, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Protecting Privacy Through Copyright Law? in Visions of Privacy in the Modern Age (Marc Rotenberg, ed.; 2014). Here is the abstract. A quartet of recent copyright cases have extended

Redefining Privacy: The Backlash Against Facebook’s New Privacy Controls


United States Senators, Facebook users, and consumer advocate groups are rallying against recent changes to Facebook’s privacy settings. The people who helped Facebook reach its popular status are the same people who are alienated and upset with the site’s new privacy settings.

Cunningham on Privacy Law That Does Not Protect Privacy, Forgetting the Right To Be Forgotten

Media Law Prof Blog

McKay Cunningham, Concordia University School of Law, is publishing Privacy Law That Does Not Protect Privacy, Forgetting the Right to Be Forgotten volume 65 of the Buffalo Law Review (2017).

Illinois Biometric Privacy Suit over Employee Fingerprinting Remanded for Lack of Standing

New Media and Technology Law

An Illinois district court remanded to state court for lack of standing a biometric privacy suit brought by employees over the collection and storage of individuals’ fingerprints allegedly in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act , 740 ILCS 14/1 (“BIPA”). Biometrics Privacy biometric privacy BIPA employee biometric privacy fringerprints standing

ICYMI: Data Protection and Privacy: The Internet of Bodies (Hart, 2018) @hartpublishing

Media Law Prof Blog

ICYMI: Data Protection and Privacy: The Internet of Bodies (Ronald Leenes, Rosamunde van Brakel, Serge Gutwirth, and Paul De Hert, eds., The subjects of Privacy Hart Publishing, 2018). Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents.

Finding Article III Standing, Ninth Circuit Declines to Do an About-Face in Illinois Biometric Privacy Class Action against Facebook

New Media and Technology Law

In an important opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that plaintiffs in the ongoing Facebook biometric privacy class action have alleged a concrete injury-in-fact to confer Article III standing and that the class was properly certified. Plaintiffs, in response, argued that Facebook’s violation of BIPA’s statutory requirements amounted to a violation of their substantive privacy rights and so qualified as a concrete injury.

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Celebrities, Privacy, Free Speech, and the Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

Elena Falletti, Carlo Cattaneo LIUC University, has published The Scandals of Caroline, Max and Kate: Does Celebrity Privacy Threaten Press Freedom in the Internet Age?

Illinois Considering Amendments to Biometric Privacy Law (BIPA) That Would Create Major Exemptions to Its Scope

New Media and Technology Law

We have written before about the issues presented by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act , 740 Ill. BIPA is still the only state biometric privacy statute with a private right of action. The Illinois legislature is now considering a bill ( SB3053 ) that would fundamentally alter the privacy protections under BIPA. As it stands, the law surrounding biometric privacy is a patchwork of state laws (e.g.,

Hulu Beats Big Privacy Lawsuit Over Video Viewing Disclosures

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Those suing under the Video Privacy Protection Act can''t establish that Hulu knew what Facebook might do with information being shared. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Illinois Supreme Court To Decide Scope of Illinois Biometric Privacy Law

New Media and Technology Law

On November 20, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether a company’s technical violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) is sufficient to confer standing or whether a plaintiff must allege actual harm resulted from the violation. Biometrics Privacy biometric privacy BIPA procedural violations standing

Multiple state AGs looking into Zoom’s privacy practices - POLITICO

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

We are alarmed by the Zoom-bombing incidents and are seeking more information from the company about its privacy and security measures in coordination with other state attorneys general,” Connecticut Attorney General William Tong told POLITICO in a statement.

Bambauer on Whether Privacy Policies are Informational or Ideological @JaneYakowitz

Media Law Prof Blog

Bambauer, University of Arizona College of Law, has published Are Privacy Policies Informational or Ideological? Consumer privacy is predominantly regulated through disclosure. Jane R.

The Relationship Between Privacy and Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

University of Alabama School of Law, has published Bringing Meiklejohn to Privacy: On the Essential Complementarity of Privacy and Speech in Information and Law in Transition 243 (Anna-Sara Lind, Inger Osterdahl, and Jane Reichel, eds., Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr.,

Transparency and Privacy in Canadian Government Practices

Media Law Prof Blog

Conroy, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, are publishing Promoting Transparency While Protecting Privacy in Open Government in Canada, in the Alberta Law Review. Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, and Amy M.

FTC Obtains Record $5.7 Million Fine for Children’s Privacy Protection Act Violation

Broadcast Law Blog

When is your website or app covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and the FTC’s COPPA Rule ? As the FTC continues to be scrutinized for its privacy enforcement track record, you can expect calls for harsher penalties to continue. Children's Programming and Advertising On Line Media Privacy Website Issues childrens onlline privacy protection act COPPA FTC

Communications Privacy 2.0

Media Law Prof Blog

Kerr, George Washington University Law School, is publishing The Next Generation Communications Privacy Act in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. In 1986, Congress enacted the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to regulate government Orin S. Here is the abstract.

Yahoo!: Defender of Privacy Rights


Privacy protection for electronic communications has been a subject of debate for some time now, so it should come as no surprise that the government continues to make controversial attempts to obtain private email communications.

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Rothman on The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined For a Public World (Introduction) @profrothman

Media Law Prof Blog

Jennifer Rothman, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), has published The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World (Introduction) (Harvard University Press, 2018). THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY: PRIVACY REIMAGINED FOR A PUBLIC WORLD (Harvard University

Privacy Wars: Netflix, Facebook and the 'Brokeback Mountain Effect'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner Will "Brokeback Mountain" shape rules concerning the responsibility of websites to guard user privacy? The debate over privacy on the Internet got much louder yesterday when a group of privacy advocate organizations filed a complaint with the. Tags: Facebook Government Litigation Privacy

Kaminski on Privacy and the Right to Record @MargotKaminski

Media Law Prof Blog

Kaminski, Ohio State University College of Law and Yale Information Society Project, Yale Law School, is publishing Privacy and the Right to Record in volume 167 of the Boston University Law Review (2017). laws protect privacy Margot E.

Members of Congress Request FTC Investigation of Financial Data Company’s Collection and Privacy Practices

New Media and Technology Law

The members of Congress reject Envestment’s position that consumer privacy is protected because the data it sells is anonymized, and claim that Envestnet does not inform consumers that their personal financial data is being sold, but rather relies on its partners to make such disclosures in privacy policies or terms of service. Mobile Online Commerce Privacy anonymized data consumer consent consumer financial data financial data analytics Letter to FTC