CLA/TIP Monthly Call –The Debate over CaCPA with Prof. Eric Goldman

The Debate over the California Consumer Privacy Act with Santa Clara Law Professor Eric Goldman The California Lawyers Association’s Intellectual Property Section, Technology, Internet & Privacy Subcommittee’s February Call  Wednesday, February 13th at Noon Pacific Time Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419# Agenda Part 1: Introduction Welcome/Introductions Part 2: Presentation by Professor Goldman Professor Goldman will address…

Is Your Contractor an Employee and Why it Matters?

One mistake startups make, particularly in the tech sector, is to misclassify employees as independent contractors.  Employees come with costs – tax withholding; paying Social Security, Medicare and unemployment taxes; overtime (where appropriate) and even benefits – that are absent with independent contractors. The IRS emphasizes that if the business controls what work is accomplished and directs…

Uber Enters FTC Consent Decree Over Failure to Protect Consumer Data

In 2014, press reports revealed that Uber employees improperly accessed riders’ personal information using an internal company tool called the “God View.”  To respond to the controversy, Uber posted this statement on its site:   Uber has a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver’s data. The only…