Key takeaway: Where appropriate, confidentiality agreements should include promises not to reverse engineer the disclosing party’s technology.
Most people freely attach devices to the Internet throughout their home without contemplating any privacy risk, but a recent home inspection of “network-attached storages (NAS), Smart TVs, router, Blu-ray player” by Kaspersky Lab security analyst David Jacoby proved otherwise.
Texas High Court Rules Improper Photography Law Unconsitutional; Or, Why You Care a Creepy Dude is Not Guilty
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled in a 8-1 decision yesterday that the “Improper Photography and Visual Recording Act” is facially unconstitutional. The case involved a guy who allegedly took pictures of kids at a water park. You can read more here.
After January 1, 2015, individuals whose wills are governed by Delaware law can have their digital assets and digital accounts accessed and controlled by their personal representatives of their estates, courtesy of a new Delaware law. Modeled on the uniform model Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, the Delaware law vests the decedent’s personal representative with the same authority as the owner of the digital assets.
On September 12, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook requesting a meeting with the company to discuss the privacy implications of the new Apple Watch.
A trade mark application for ‘FriendBook’ has been refused by the Australian Trade Marks Office, following a successful opposition from Facebook.
She Liked It. She Really, Really Liked It: Federal District Court Holds Facebook Fan Page Manager Doesn’t Own “Likes”
A federal district court broke new social media law ground in August 2014 when it held in favor of the cable network Black Entertainment Television (BET) in a suit brought by the founder of an unofficial Facebook fan page for one of the network’s television shows.
The launch of the Apple Watch on 9 September has prompted a discussion of how wearable devices can bridge the gap between technology and fashion, and how this developing market might affect traditional luxury brands.