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FTC Releases Data Breach Response: A Guide for Business

The Federal Trade Commission has released a short guide for businesses on steps to take once a breach has occurred. The guide is below.  For advice on implementing a plan to protect consumers’ personal information, to prevent breaches and unauthorized access, check out the FTC’s Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business and Start with Security:…

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FTC Releases Staff Report on Sharing Economy

In June 2015, the FTC held a workshop on consumer issues raised by the Sharing Economy.  This month, they have released their staff report of findings from the workshop. Here is a summary of their findings on regulatory issues: Should sharing economy suppliers and platforms face regulation? Panelists and commentators hotly debated this topic. Some…

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IP on the American Rivieria

The California Bar Intellectual Property Section’s 41st Annual IP Institute lands in the hart of American Riviera – beautiful Santa Barbara on November 9-11th.  Think of it as a great way to detox from this very toxic election season. Full details are available here, but highlights include: IP and ADR: Developments, Cases, and Trends Every IP…

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FCC Adopts ISP Privacy Rules

In pushing through new privacy rules governing ISPs, FCC Chairman Wheeler stressed It is the consumer’s information. It is not the information of the network the consumer hires to deliver that information.  The consumer has the right to make a decision about how her or his information is used. Opt-In v Opt-Out The new rules,…

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Backpage Invokes CDA Immunity in Fight Over Cal Criminal Complaint

Lawyers for the Backpage executives charged with pimping a minor, pimping, and conspiracy to commit pimping demanded that charges be dismissed on the grounds that the prosecution violates the First Amendment and is preempted by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. First Amendment Davis Wright Tremaine’s letter to Attorney General Harris contended that: The State cannot…

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Internet Day 2016

Yesterday I attended UCLA’s celebration of Internet Day 2016 featuring Professor Leonard Kleinrock recounting  the birth of the internet at UCLA on October 29, 1969 and a screening of the Wernor Herzog documentary “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.”  Below is a video of Professor Kleinrock’s presentation and partial Q&A. The documentary features…