Tech Industry Backs Federal Data Breach Law

The Internet Association, the Software & Information Industry Association, the Information Technology Industry Council and the App Association have released a joint statement of principles for the framework of federal data breach legislation.  They stress: Without a uniform national standard for data security and breach notification, the current patchwork is likely to grow even more complex…

What is the Cole Memorandum and What Does its Repeal Mean for Cannabis States?

Attorney General Sessions just reversed almost a decade of federal policies that generally limited federal law enforcement for marijuana offenses consistent with state laws regarding medical and recreational marijuana.  What will this mean for the growing U.S. cannabis industry and states that have legalized some form of Cannabis use? The Cole Memo In 1996, California became…

DOJ Reveals Criminal Investigation into Uber “Fraud and Theft”

The battle for supremacy in self-driving cars between Alphabet’s Waymo and Uber has been playing out in Judge William Alsup’s San Francisco courtroom.  Waymo alleges Uber stole its trade secrets by hiring its longtime engineer Anthony Levandowski who had secretly downloaded 9.7 GB in proprietary files before leaving Waymo (Waymo v. Uber, Case No. 17-CV-0939-WA, N.D. Cal.). …

FCC Will Vote Today on “Radical and Reckless” Plan to End Net Neutrality Without Public Hearings

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposed Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) Order which will repeal the Open Internet Order (Net Neutrality Rules) adopted by the FCC in 2015 and then some.  You can watch the vote starting at 7:30 a.m. PST / 10:30 am EST here. It is important to remember that…

Ripoff Report Threatening Retaliation Against Its Critics

Today I received the letter below from David Warrington of LeClair Ryan on behalf of Xcentric Ventures LLC, which operates RipoffReport.com.  According to Warrington, RipoffReport is in the pre-complaint stage of a claim based on alleged anti-competitive busines practices and a conspiracy to damage the business of Xcenetric in its operations of the RipoffReport.com website…