Examining the Digital Advertising Alliance’s New Privacy Guidance for the Mobile Environment

By | Madison Ave Insights | August 22, 2013
Examining the Digital Advertising Alliance’s New Privacy Guidance for the Mobile Environment

The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) recently issued guidance explaining how its Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising and Multi-Site Data apply to certain types of data in the mobile space.  The DAA’s Self-Regulatory Principles are a direct response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) call for advertising industry self-regulation in the digital space.

Setting Stage for Supreme Court Review, First Circuit Categorically Bars Cellphone Data Searches Incident to Arrest

Setting Stage for Supreme Court Review, First Circuit Categorically Bars Cellphone Data Searches Incident to Arrest

This space has previously mused about the difficulties facing courts in harmonizing Fourth Amendment principles, developed decades ago, with emerging technologies which confound their ready application today. 

Are Felons the New Protected Class?: The Criminal Background Check Minefield – Part Two

By | Employment Law Lookout | August 22, 2013

We recently described here how the culmination of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) aggressive enforcement of its April 25, 2012 Enforcement Guidance and numerous state and local ban-the-box laws has created a new criminal background check minefield protecting criminals at the expense of employers.  But how are employers supposed to respond?

Patent Troll Fails in Suit Against New York Times, Others, After Patent for Links in Text Messages is Deemed “Exhausted”

By | Payment Law Advisor | August 22, 2013
Patent Troll Fails in Suit Against New York Times, Others, After Patent for Links in Text Messages is Deemed “Exhausted”

Helferich Patent Licensing’s (HPL) licensing program has been dealt a serious blow by an Illinois federal judge. On August 14, Judge John Darrah ruled that the New York Times and others could not infringe HPL’s patents because the patents are exhausted. Judge Darrah entered judgment in NYT’s favor in a patent infringement suit brought by HPL against NYT, thus ending a three-year dispute between the companies.

U.S.-EU Data Sharing Safe Harbor Under Fire

U.S.-EU Data Sharing Safe Harbor Under Fire

As part of an on-going debate on the European data protection reform, doubts were cast over the adequacy of the Safe Harbor arrangements with the United States. Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, called the 13-year-old data-sharing agreement between the EU and the United States a potential “loophole for data transfers,” which does not provide adequate protection.