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Join Us for a: CLE Webinar-The 2013 Traffic Jam: The Intersection of Social Media, Privacy Laws and the Insurance Industry
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

Register now! Thursday, November 15, 2012 2 - 3:35 P.M. ET FREE CLE-Eligible Webinar! Earn 1.5 credit hours Panelists include: Ronald Raether, Esq., of Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Peter Foster of Willis... Read More

Professor Ann Graham on Our Credit Reporting System and Identity Theft-New Regulations for 2008
Posted on 24 Mar 2008 by Ann Graham

With passage of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA), Congress amended the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and adopted new weapons to combat identity theft. Several implementing regulations are effective in 2008, with compliance... Read More

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Internet Images and Privacy Rights: When The Web Bears Witness to a Loved One's Death
Posted on 29 May 2009 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

There’s an electronic window into everyone’s lives, and through this window, millions of eyes will pry and millions of people may learn the best and worst about you. It’s not like any other window. It sits safely on your desk, but it’s... Read More

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'Imprudent Curiosity' Or 'Outrageous Breach' Of Privacy?
Posted on 21 Mar 2008 by Gregg Lawson

Just how secure is the sensitive information in your passport file? The State Department reports that its computer system did its job by identifying breaches of the passport files of all three presidential contenders but, incredibly, the news that someone... Read More

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Company Social Media Policies Impacted by NJ Decision
Posted on 2 Apr 2010 by John Lipsey

A few days ago (on March 30, 2010) the New Jersey Supreme Court handed down a decision that is certain to have significant implications in social media policy circles. In Stengart v Loving Care Agency (2010 N.J. LEXIS 241), Plaintiff Stengart, in anticipation... Read More

Free White Paper Download: Cloud Computing: Data Has a New House
Posted on 29 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

By Terry Williams of LexisNexis and Richard Perrin of Dickstein Shapiro To get an idea of the "pitch" for cloud computing in the law firm, imagine this fictional conversation between a senior litigation attorney at a large law firm and an... Read More

Keller and Heckman Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 12: AT&T/T-Mobile Merger, 700 MHz Band Auction, Pole Attachment, Privacy and Data Security
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

U.S. Wireless Market May Consolidate Further: AT&T Agrees to Purchase T-Mobile The "Big Four" in wireless might soon become the "Big Three." On Sunday, AT&T announced its agreement to acquire T-Mobile. In terms of subscribers... Read More

Join Steve Posner in the Debate Over Privacy and Surveillance
Posted on 30 Jan 2010 by Steve C. Posner

Hi. I’m Steve Posner and I write LexisNexis’ legal treatise on post-9/11 surveillance and privacy law, Privacy Law and the USA PATRIOT Act, in addition to my litigation practice. After delving into these issues for most of a decade, I think... Read More

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Tonya Davis of Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP on Implementation of the REAL ID Act and Its Effect on Tribal Sovereignty
Posted on 14 Apr 2008 by Tonya A. Davis

In this Expert Commentary, Tonya A. Davis of Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP discusses problems with the final rule the Department of Homeland Security issued in January 2008 to implement the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. No. 109-13, div. B) regarding... Read More

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Fulbright Briefing: Telephone Consumer Protection Act Claims May be Brought in Federal Court, Supreme Court Rules
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

The Supreme Court recently confirmed that private rights of action for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") may be brought in either federal or state courts. On January 18, 2012, a unanimous Court decided Mims v. Arrow... Read More

Can There Be Any Expectation Of Privacy Anymore?
Posted on 21 Mar 2008 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

The New York Times is reporting that the State Department passport files of all three remaining presidential candidates were improperly accessed multiple times by Department employees. The motivation behind the breach appears to be idle curiosity, but... Read More

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Obtain/Use Surveillance Dichotomy
Posted on 17 Dec 2007 by Steve C. Posner

Much attention has been paid recently to expansion of government powers to obtain information about people, but there has been less focus on how such information can be used in prosecutions. The Protect America Act of 2007 has expanded the government... Read More

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High Court Hears Arguments on Privacy of Petition Signers
Posted on 29 Apr 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Individuals who signed a referendum petition opposing Washington state's "everything but marriage" same-sex domestic partner law have a right to keep their identities private, an attorney representing the... Read More

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: The Explosion In Social Media Creates New Liabilities While Broadening Companies' Opportunities
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

By Dylan McGuire As the number of people using social media websites - such as Facebook ® , Twitter ® , blogs and more - grows exponentially, corporations are faced with a new set of challenges on how to effectively manage a new set of liabilities... Read More

David Bender on the Definition of "Personal Data"
Posted on 21 Feb 2008 by David Bender

A paper recently released by the EU sheds light on one of the most central concepts attendant to data protection -- the notion of what constitutes "personal data," which is the type of information protected by this genre of law. The paper, promulgated... Read More

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