When Google Books launched more than a decade ago the idea that a tech company could scan millions of books to permanently store in their database without paying royalties would’ve been a good laugh. And yet, with yesterday’s Supreme Court action, Google Books’ victory was the expected—and widely supported—outcome.
We have been following and reporting on the Facebook and Shutterfly biometrics cases in Illinois and California.
As we have previously written about, there are several ongoing biometric privacy-related lawsuits alleging that facial recognition-based systems of photo tagging violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
It’s not exactly like they’ve been the most productive branch of government lately. But autonomous car manufacturers have no time to waste.
A recent letter sent to Google from a US Senator expressed concern about the “extent to which Google may be collecting K-12 students’ personal data and using that information for non-educational purposes without parents’ knowledge or consent.”
This isn’t necessarily new news, but I thought it deserved a post regardless.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act creates a liability “safe harbor” for online service providers that post content that may be protected by copyright.
In re: Google Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation, involves 24 consolidated lawsuits that were initially brought against several internet advertisers alleging violations of various state and federal privacy statutes, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Wiretap Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit revived several privacy claims against Google pertaining to the Internet company’s practice of side-stepping “cookie blockers” on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari browsers.