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Court Sides With Facebook, Finds Social Networking "Experience" Website Violated CAN-SPAM And Other Data Security Statutes
In a case brought by Facebook, a U.S. district court recently concluded that a website that offered to integrate multiple social networking accounts into a single social networking "experience" violated the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act ("CAN-SPAM Act"), the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"), and California Penal Code § 502. Facebook, Inc. v. Power Ventures, Inc., 2012 WL 542586 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 16, 2012).
United States
8 Mar 2012
What Facebook's IPO Means For Users
I was interviewed for this PC World piece on the potential impact of Facebook's recently announced IPO on data privacy.
United States
9 Feb 2012
Facebook Settles FTC Charges That It Deceived Consumers, Agrees To 20 Year Consent Order
In a settlement announced today by the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook, the social networking service agreed to settle "charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public," according to the FTC's press release.
United States
1 Dec 2011
Facebook Posting About Patient=HIPAA Violation=Physician Sanctions
The case of Dr. Alexandra Thran should cure any physician of the desire to discuss a patient on Facebook. Dr. Thran has been reprimanded by her state's Medical Board and lost her emergency room privileges.
United States
17 May 2011
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