A New Jersey Appellate Court recently ruled that an employee who removes or copies her employer’s documents for use in her whistleblower or discrimination case may be prosecuted criminally for stealing.
In our sixth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Jason Weinstein discuss…
In the wake of an attack last year on an electric substation in California, four U.S. Senators have written a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, urging them to adopt mandatory standards for physical security at electric power facilities.
No Harm, Big Foul: with Spokeo, Ninth Circuit Finds Willful FCRA Violation is Sufficient for Suit, with or Without Actual Injury
On February 4, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a plaintiff need not show actual harm to have standing to sue under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA); a violation of the statutory right is a sufficient injury in fact to confer standing.
With the onslaught of litigation resulting from Target’s data privacy breaches, including recently filed class actions within the Sixth Circuit in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee federal district courts, there is an increased focus on the appropriateness of class certification in such cases.
Outsourcing telemarketing to a third party may raise your risk profile. That appears to be the lesson from a recent discovery ruling in Mey v. Monitronics International, Inc., et al, highlighting the burgeoning legal exposure for companies that outsource telemarketing services.
Remember that scene from Minority Report? The one where John Anderton (Tom Cruise) takes a trip to GAP, virtual billboards call out his name and bombard him with offers as he walks through the mall, retinal scanners flash left and right, an AI hologram offers up his own personal greeting – “Welcome Back to the Gap! How’d those assorted tank tops work out for you?”
On January 27, the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), an official agency of the European Union (EU), released its report on Access to Data Protection Remedies in EU Member States.