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The V&E Report
The V&E Report

When a person who is authorized to access information on a computer for certain purposes accesses the information for another, improper purpose, does that amount to a federal crime?

The V&E Report

April 30, 2020
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

In December 2017, Apple announced its intention to purchase UK-based app maker Shazam for $400 million. Shazam is best known for developing one of the most popular music recognition apps, which uses…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

April 27, 2018
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

In the wake of recent revelations regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”) has publicly confirmed an investigation into Facebook’s privacy…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

March 27, 2018
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

In order to aid small businesses, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has released a Staff Perspective and a series of articles targeted to consumers and businesses about the availability of secure…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

March 1, 2018
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had reached a settlement with VTech Electronics Limited, a Chinese manufacturer of electronic learning toys, and its North American…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

January 12, 2018
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

On October 23, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission released a new policy enforcement statement regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA”), a rule designed to “ strengthen kids’…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

October 26, 2017
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

As a dynamic follow-up to its “Start with Security” guide, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) debuted in July its “Stick with Security” initiative to provide continued guidance to businesses on…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

October 5, 2017
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

On August 15, 2017, three years after it faced backlash from the media, Uber has settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over allegations that despite its representations, the company failed…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

September 28, 2017
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

On September 6, 2017, the House took a major step toward enacting what could become the first-ever federal law to regulate autonomous vehicles. The Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

September 12, 2017
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, on July 27, 2017, approved seven committee bills including H.R. 3388, Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution Act or the…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

August 8, 2017
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

As recently discussed in an article in Law360 (behind paywall), Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (“FTC” and “BCP,” respectively) Thomas Pahl recently…

As recently discussed in an article in Law360 (behind paywall), Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (“FTC” and “BCP,” respectively) Thomas Pahl recently…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

August 3, 2017
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation
Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

In mid-May, Fortune 500 companies including FedEx, governmental entities including the British National Health Service (NHS) and numerous other individuals, governments, and private entities became…

Hi-Tech Law & Litigation

July 11, 2017