Invasion of Privacy - The Path App Controversy

By Peter S. Vogel Path confessed that it took users' address book data without permission when the app loaded and admits it "made a mistake." Path's app runs on the iPhone and Android and according to Path's Story : Path dreamed up and realized the Smart Journal-a journal that's...

Ballard Spahr LLP Privacy Alert: White House Privacy Report And App Actions May Change Privacy Landscape

We witnessed major developments in the U.S. privacy legal landscape [in February]. Most significantly, on February 23, 2012, the White House released its long-awaited report on consumer data privacy. A week earlier, on February 16, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released a staff...

Data Hosting and Cloud Computing: A LexisNexis Webinar Report

By Dylan McGuire Cloud computing-or the replication of a law firm's information technology (IT) server platform as well as its applications and other services on a remote computer platform-is a new buzzword in the legal field and carries immense ramifications for law firms and their clients, said...

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: Mitigating Confidentiality Risks Posed by Cloud Computing

Storing and sharing data seems to get easier by the week. So does losing and stealing it. Cloud computing is yet another advancement in this arena, and like those that came before it-laptops, email, websites, flash drives - the benefits of this advancement comes with a few risks. Some of those...

Williams Mullen: Data Privacy – Know What Rights You Are Extending To Your U.S. Customers And Employees

By Robert C. Dewar Many foreign businesses commence trading in the U.S. without paying a lot of attention to their data privacy policies. Unlike the UK, where the Data Protection Act (which implements the European Data Protection Directive into UK law) applies to all businesses, the U.S. does not...