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Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords that would unlock their devices. The state’s Supreme Court said compelling a password from a suspect is a violation […]

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A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal

A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. border without first having reasonable suspicion of a crime. That’s a significant victory for […]

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EU-US Privacy Shield passes third Commission ‘health check’ — but litigation looms

EU-US Privacy Shield passes third Commission ‘health check’ — but litigation looms The third annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer mechanism has once again been nodded through by Europe’s executive. This despite the EU parliament calling last year for the mechanism to be suspended. The European Commission also issued […]

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UK quietly ditches porn age checks in favor of wider online harms rules

UK quietly ditches porn age checks in favor of wider online harms rules A controversial UK government scheme to introduce mandatary age checks for accessing online pornography has been dropped — for now. Introduction of the measure, which was intended to protect children from accessing inappropriate content online, had already been delayed […]

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California’s Privacy Act: What you need to know now

California’s Privacy Act: What you need to know now This week California’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, published draft guidance for enforcing the state’s landmark privacy legislation. The draft text of the regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will undergo a public consultation period, including a number of public hearings, with […]

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Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies

Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies Europe’s top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes for dropping cookies are not legally valid. Consent must be obtained prior to storing or accessing non-essential cookies, such as tracking cookies for targeted advertising. Consent cannot be implied or assumed. It’s […]

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Europe’s top court sharpens guidance for sites using leaky social plug-ins

Europe’s top court sharpens guidance for sites using leaky social plug-ins Europe’s top court has made a ruling that could affect scores of websites that embed the Facebook ‘Like’ button and receive visitors from the region. The ruling by the Court of Justice of the EU states such sites are jointly responsible […]

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David and Goliath: Approaching the ‘deal’

David and Goliath: Approaching the ‘deal’ Adam Zagaris Contributor Share on Twitter Adam Zagaris is an attorney, partner and founder at Moonshot Legal, specializing in commercial contracts. Adam helps startups close deals and move up and to the right. It is a simple question with a complex answer. How does a startup […]

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OneTrust raises $200M at a $1.3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules

OneTrust raises 0M at a .3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules GDPR, and the newer California Consumer Privacy Act, have given a legal bite to ongoing developments in online privacy and data protection: it’s always good practice for companies with an online presence to take measures to safeguard people’s […]

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With a fresh $10 million in the bank, DotLab hopes to bring endometriosis test to market

With a fresh million in the bank, DotLab hopes to bring endometriosis test to market Thirty-three-year-old founder of personalized medicine company DotLab, Heather Bowerman, wants to shake up the women’s health industry with what she believes to be a better, cheaper, less painful test for endometriosis. Her company has just completed a […]

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