First GDPR Complaints Filed Against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp

Within hours of the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into force on May 25th, a new non-profit – the European Center for Digital Rights (aka “noyb” for none of your business) – filed actions Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp seeking between 1.3 to 3.7 billion euros in penalties. Company Authority Maximum Penalty Complaint…

CLBR #301: GDPR And The Future of WhoIs

GDPR And The Future of WHOIS with Tyler Marandola LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS     LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK TYLER MARONDOLA Website / @TylerMarandola Tyler Marandola is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He prosecutes and defends cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, licensing, unfair competition, and other commercial disputes. Tyler has experience in…

CLA Webinar (5/2): I’m OK, You’re OK: Key GDPR Vendor and Contract Issues for U.S. Companies

Title: I’m OK, You’re OK: Key GDPR Vendor and Contract Issues for U.S. Companies Sponsor: California Lawyers Association’s IP Section’s Technology, Internet and Privacy Subcommittee Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Noon PDT The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) that takes effect this month potentially applies to companies situated anywhere in the world–if they…

GDPR Threatens Viability of Internet WHOIS Database

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has mandated that domain registrars maintain a WHOIS database providing information on the domain issued.  According to ICANN, the purposes of the database include Enabling a reliable mechanism for identifying and contacting the registrant; Providing reasonably accurate and up to date information about the technical and administrative…