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There was a sense among many that websites whose data was being scraped may have lost a claim against data scrapers last year—specifically, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)—when the Northern District of California, and then the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sided with data scraper, hiQ, in

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

On February 3, 2020, Bernadette Barnes, a private resident of California (on behalf of herself and others similarly situated), brought the first data breach suit citing CCPA ever.  The suit named Hanna Andersson (company specializing in high end children’s apparel) and Salesforce.com (cloud technology service as a software (“SaaS”) company) as defendants, and brought claims

The New Jersey attorney general recently made headlines when he made the decision on January 24, 2020 to have prosecutors immediately stop using a facial recognition app produced by Clearview AI (https://clearview.ai/).  Clearview AI is an app that markets itself as helping to stop criminals.  The Clearview AI website states: “Clearview helps to