In Hong Kong, When is Public Data Actually Private Data?

In Hong Kong, When is Public Data Actually Private Data?

Something of a furore has been caused in Hong Kong by the decision of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) to issue an enforcement notice to stop a company from supplying data on individuals obtained from publicly available litigation and bankruptcy records via a smartphone application, claiming that the company ”seriously invaded” the privacy of those individuals.

Did Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes Break Trade Secrets Law by Stealing the Soup Nazi’s Recipes? – Matthew Grosh

By | LXBN | September 12, 2013

Wild mushroom, cold cucumber, corn and crab chowder, mulligatawny—they’re all trade secrets, says my guest on LXBN TV today. In a bit of a fun episode, we examine whether or not Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes violated trade secrets law when she stole—or at least found—the Soup Nazi’s secret recipes. That guest is attorney Matthew Grosh of Russell, Krafft & Gruber and the Lancaster Law Blog.

Chasm Widens Between NLRB, Federal Courts On Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements

By | Stoel Rives World of Employment | September 12, 2013

Just last week, in the case GameStop Corp., a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge applied recent Board precedent and ignored contrary cases from federal courts to find an employer’s arbitration agreement was unenforceable because it waived the right of employees to bring class or collective actions.

California Passes Legislation Requiring Search Warrant for Disclosure of Stored Content

By | Inside Privacy | September 12, 2013

Continuing a flurry of recent legislative activity (see posts here and here), the California legislature on Tuesday passed a bill requiring that California law enforcement agencies obtain a search warrant to compel the production of communications content (e.g., emails and social media messages) from providers of electronic communication services.