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Businesses Around the United States Being Targeted for Alleged Inaccessible Websites
Posted on 25 Sep 2014 by Duane Morris LLP

While plaintiff's lawyers have been busy the past two years filing lawsuits around the United States alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to physical barriers—including a wave of class action lawsuits against... Read More

Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by Duane Morris LLP

On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] issued a long-awaited decision on the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order.[1] That Order... Read More

California Attorney General Releases Privacy Policy Guidance for 'Do Not Track' Disclosures
Posted on 23 Jun 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently released guidance, Making Your Privacy Practice Public , to help companies comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act's (CalOPPA) "Do Not Track" (DNT) disclosure requirements... Read More

Dr. Posner Will See You Now: 7th Circuit Judges Reignite a Spirited Debate over Judicial Internet Research
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

The fat was really thrown into the fire in the Seventh Circuit recently on the long-mooted subject of the propriety of internet factual research by appellate courts. Judge Richard Posner, who often chafes (both in opinions and extra-judicially) at... Read More

California to Require Website and Online Service Operators to Disclose Treatment of Do Not Track Requests
Posted on 5 Feb 2014 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

On September 27, 2013 California A.B. 370 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], was signed into law. It became effective January 1, 2014. This law amends California's online privacy policy law [ enhanced version available to lexis... Read More

Judicial Internet Research: Dr. Posner Faces Peer Review
Posted on 6 Oct 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Last month, we wrote about the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Rowe v. Gibson , [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], No. 14-3316, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14573 (Aug. 19, 2015), a decision written by... Read More

New Student Data Privacy Laws: Top Points For School Contractors And K-12 Education Sites, Apps And Online Services
Posted on 18 Feb 2015 by DLA Piper

By Michelle J. Anderson and Jim Halpert , Attorneys, DLA Piper According to the Data Quality Campaign , 36 states considered 110 student data privacy bills last year, and 20 states enacted 28 such bills into law. At least eight of these new laws... Read More

California Law Provides Minors With “Internet Eraser”
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Foley & Lardner LLP

On September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 568 , [ version available to lexis.com subscribers ], which expands the privacy rights of minors by requiring Web site and mobile application owners to permit minors to... Read More