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Troutman Sanders LLP: Criminalization of Robocalls?
Posted on 19 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D. N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would criminalize the act of knowingly initiating a commercial robocall without the prior express written consent of the recipient. The bill, S. 1681, defines a “commercial robocall”... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Trump Hotels Hit With Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 4 Nov 2015 by Troutman Sanders

A new putative class action lawsuit has been filed against the hotel chain owned by Donald Trump in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, after the hotel chain revealed that it had been the subject of a data breach. The... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Can Content-Based Communications Located Overseas Be Reached Via The Stored Communications Act?
Posted on 14 Aug 2014 by Troutman Sanders

In an oral ruling from the bench, Judge Lorraine Preska of the Southern District of New York recently affirmed Magistrate Judge James Francis IV’s April 25, 2014 decision – Matter of a Warrant to Search a Certain Email Account Controlled and... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Student Data Privacy: No Free Hall Pass to Use Student Data
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Troutman Sanders

Not all data is equal in the eyes of the law. We’ve pointed out on more than one occasion how data related to minors is subject to special protections. Student data, which can be loosely defined as personal information collected by educational institutions... Read More