What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner



December 01, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Steven M. Richard, John Ruskusky, Richard H. Tilghman IV, Brian V. Alcala, Karina Puttieva, Tina Sciocchetti, Michael Katz

Sixth Circuit addresses unmasking of a blogger, Second Circuit rules on standing under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, Supreme Court considers cell phone tracking and businesses must be ready for biometric regulations. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Social Media

Sixth Circuit addresses the unmasking of an anonymous blogger who engaged in copyright infringement

Sixth Circuit weighs whether a prevailing plaintiff is entitled to the unmasking of an anonymous copyright infringer, weighing concerns about the openness of judicial proceedings against First Amendment rights.—Steven M. Richard

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Privacy Litigation

Second Circuit issues a leading decision on standing requirements for claims under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

Second Circuit ruling is the first federal appellate decision to address what it takes to obtain Article III standing under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.—John Ruskusky, Richard H. Tilghman IV, Brian V. Alcala

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Consumer Privacy

Does the third party doctrine have a place in the digital age?

On November 29, 2017, the United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in Carpenter v. United States.—Karina Puttieva

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Cyber Security

#biometric regulation is trending. Businesses need to prepare.

As technologies that rely on biometrics gain popularity for timekeeping and other commercial purposes, states are moving quickly to regulate the collection and use of biometric data. If the trend in Illinois is any indication, businesses can expect liability in other states if they do not implement fingerprint-based and other biometric technologies in compliance with these evolving state law obligations.—Tina Sciocchetti, Michael Katz

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