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State Net Capitol Journal – August 11, 2014; Pennsylvania House Cancels Vote On Cigarette Tax

Budget & Taxes PA HOUSE CANCELS VOTE ON CIGARETTE TAX: The prospects for a cigarette tax bill providing emergency funding for Philadelphia schools were thrown into limbo last month when Republicans who control the state's Senate made some last minute changes to the measure (see PHILADELPHIA...

Businesses Around the United States Being Targeted for Alleged Inaccessible Websites

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 banks for inaccessible ATMs and against retailers...

State Net Capitol Journal – November 24, 2014; No Marketplace Fairness Act This Year

Budget & Taxes NO MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT THIS YEAR: States hoping for a piece of the estimated $23 billion-plus a year in uncollected state sales taxes on Internet purchases — at least in the form of the federal Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) — probably won't get their wish this...

High Court Considers Whether Conviction For Threats Requires An Intent Showing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1 heard oral arguments over whether a conviction for making threatening communications under 16 U.S. Code Section 875(c) requires a showing of intent to harm by the speaker ( Anthony Douglas Elonis v. United States of America ,...

"Breaking Bad" in Cyberspace: a Challenge for the Insurance Industry

“ Breaking Bad” in Cyberspace: a Challenge for the Insurance Industry by Carrie E. Cope and Ian Reynolds of Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, PC points out that anyone who may have thought that potential risks from communications, and other activities, in cyber space have been exaggerated, or...

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New Student Data Privacy Laws: Top Points For School Contractors And K-12 Education Sites, Apps And Online Services

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 may have significant implications for businesses...

Big Data in Farm Leases: When the Landlord Wants Control

In my previous post, I discussed some ideas for drafting a lease to make sure that the tenant owns the farm data created during the lease. Another scenario arises when the landlord wants control of the farm data generated by the tenant. This might be the case where the landlord makes land management...

Big Data in Farm Leases: When Landlord and Tenant Both Want the Data

In my last two posts, I discussed what provisions one might add to a farm lease when either the landlord or the tenant wants ownership of farm data generated during the lease. Another scenario arises when the landlord and tenant both want equal access to the farm data. In this situation, the lease should...

Current Problems, Future Needs, and the IANA Transition: ICANN and What To Do About It

ICANN is responsible for coordinating the Internet's systems of unique identifiers, including the systems of domain names and numeric addresses used to reach computers on the Internet. This article addresses three important topics: (1) abuse of the domain name space and ICANN's role, (2) need...

Peter S. Vogel: Is The Internet ‘Not A Necessity Or Human Right’?

By Peter S. Vogel Commissioner Michael O’Rielly (Federal Communication Commission – FCC) has been criticized for “commingling of the words “necessity” and “basic human right.”” Infoworld’s recent article “ Do we really need the Internet?...

Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert – 900 MHz Broadband, Drones, Net Neutrality, FirstNet, NG911, And Data Security

900 MHz Reallocation | Almost a dozen parties filed comments last week in response to the FCC’s Public Notice seeking input on a supplement to the Petition for Rulemaking filed jointly by Pacific DataVision, Inc. (PDV) and the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA). The Petition seeks to realign...

Nebraska: Internet Search for Registered Sex Offenders Leads to Workplace Assault

A Nebraska appellate court affirmed the denial of workers’ compensation benefits for an employee who sustained injuries to his nose, clavicle and shoulder when he was assaulted on the employer’s premises by a co-worker wielding a brass hammer. Prior to the incident, the two had little contact...

Peter S. Vogel: NO EVIDENCE That ‘Personal Information Was Ever Transmitted,’ So Google Wins Privacy Lawsuit!

By Peter S. Vogel Android users lost their lawsuit claiming that Google “violated its own privacy policy by disclosing their names, email addresses and account locations to third parties without permission, to boost advertising revenue” according to Reuters . On July 15, 2015 U.S. Magistrate...

Peter S. Vogel: Legal Departments Cause Lots of Cyberintrusions by Opening Too Much Phish!

By Peter S. Vogel Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Repor t identified that the legal, communications, and customer service departments “were far more likely to actually open an e-mail than all other departments.” My blog entitled “ Phishing and Malware Cyberattacks...

E-Discovery: We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For

By Steven C. Bennett [1] | E-discovery, like the computer and telecommunications economy from which it derives, has come a long way. Today, more than ever, in large case and small, “e-discovery IS discovery.” Yet, despite more than 20 years of development of the commercial internet (and...

Peter S. Vogel: Lawyers Looking For Witnesses & Evidence Need To Know About Internet Anonymity!

By Peter S. Vogel Infoworld recently reported about how folks can become anonymous on the Internet which comes in the wake of the 37 million individuals who were exposed in the Ashley Madison hack. The August 25, 2015 report was entitled “9 steps to make you completely anonymous online”...

Peter S. Vogel: CYBERALERT: .zip and .review are in the Top 10 Most Dangerous Top Level Domains (TLD)!

By Peter S. Vogel Most folks ignore anything to the right of the “.” but Blue Coat warns about the explosion in TLDs and “created a list rating the web’s shadiest and safest neighborhoods” based “on analysis of web requests from more than 15,000 worldwide businesses...

Peter S. Vogel: 11 Things to Do Before Your Laptop (Cell or Tablet) Disappears

By Peter S. Vogel I paste business cards to all new laptops, iPhones, and iPads because maybe somebody will steal the device or I might just lose it, which is likely since Networkworld estimates are “that a laptop is lost every 53 seconds.” The September 10, 2015 Networkworld report is...

Peter S. Vogel: FBI ALERT: Cyberattacks Directed at IoT (Internet of Things!) and Strong Passwords Can Help!

By Peter S. Vogel The FBI “is warning companies and the general public to be aware of IoT vulnerabilities cybercriminals could exploit” and encourages the use of strong passwords according to a FBI September 10, 2015 Public Service Announcement (PSA) entitled “ Internet of Things...

Dr. Posner Will See You Now: 7th Circuit Judges Reignite a Spirited Debate over Judicial Internet Research

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 what he sees as the “inadequacy” of the...