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A plaintiff recently lost her battle with Shutterfly in the Northern District of Illinois when the Court ruled that Shutterfly’s arbitration clause was binding, notwithstanding Shutterfly’s unilateral amendments to its Terms of Use, including adding an arbitration provision after plaintiff clicked “Accept.”  The case is now stayed pending the outcome of arbitration.

The plaintiff was

There are a number of state student privacy laws of which schools and technology companies whose programs and services are being used for educational purposes during the Coronavirus pandemic should be aware.

For example, a number of states have student online personal information protection acts (SOPIPAs) which prohibit website, online/cloud service, and application vendors from

A week ago the headlines of major press reported that a number of countries, like China, Israel, Singapore, and South Korea, were using surveillance to track COVID-19 in their countries.  The surveillance efforts being used depended on the country.  Surveillance techniques included everything from drones, cameras, smartphone location data, apps (e.g., the “TraceTogether” application being

There is no doubt that we are generating, processing, and transferring more data RIGHT NOW than we ever have before.  It is almost certain that our data generation, processing and transmission is many, many times that today than it was this same time last week—not to mention last month—because of “work-around” efforts due to the

More people than ever before are teleworking.  Schools are closed.  Events are cancelled.  Live sports are cancelled.  Restaurants in many areas are closed.  So, what are a lot of people doing?  They are reading the news.  And a lot of them are looking for the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak.

And scammers know this. 

Another BIPA class action was filed this week – this time against Google.  Again.  Google has been sued under BIPA before, and for seemingly the same violations as here, i.e., creating “face prints” from photos stored in Google Photos without having obtained prior, informed written consent.   The Complaint that was filed this week alleges: “Google