On August 1, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission released a new staff report examining the consumer protection implications of popular mobile device applications that provide shopping and in-store purchase services.
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On July 15, 2014, the Hunton and Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session, and to previous recordings in the series.
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On June 3 and 4, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party held a meeting to discuss the consequences of the European Court of Justice’s May 13, 2014 Costeja ruling, which has been described by many as providing a “right to be forgotten.”
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On June 25, 2013, the Advocate-General of the EU Court of Justice delivered his Opinion in a case against Google that questioned whether individuals have a right to have search result links about them erased. This blog entry provides further details on the case and the Advocate-General’s Opinion that individuals have no such right under existing law.
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On June 18, 2013, the New York office of Hunton and Williams LLP hosted a Cornell University symposium, Privacy, Security & Your Data – Concerns in a Changing World. This blog post contains a link to the livestream recording of the program.
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On March 12, 2013, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced that a coalition of 38 states had entered into a $7 million settlement with Google Inc. (“Google”) regarding its collection of unsecured Wi-Fi data via the company’s Street View vehicles between 2008 and 2010. The settlement is the culmination of a multi-year investigation by the states that we first reported on in 2010.

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As reported in the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog:

Employees use social media extensively in communication for personal and business reasons. Employers are increasingly monitoring this use, and insisting on access to some of the more popular sites. California took notice of this trend and passed legislation to protect employee privacy. On September 27, 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed AB 1844 making California the third state to limit access to employees’ social media account, joining Maryland and Illinois.

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