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Privacy Law

1136 ABA Journal Privacy Law articles.

More corporate counsel predict a rise in disputes, signaling a need to prepare for ‘turbulent times’

Some corporate counsel are failing to embrace the most effective measures to mitigate litigation risk, despite an increase in the percentage of companies anticipating an uptick in disputes, according to a survey by Norton Rose Fulbright.

Former FBI lawyer sues over disclosure of her texts criticizing Trump and discussing personal matters

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page has sued the bureau and the U.S. Department of Justice for releasing her text messages with former FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she was having an affair.

Judge rules border agents need reasonable suspicion to search electronic devices

A federal judge in Boston ruled Tuesday that border agents violate the Fourth Amendment when they search electronic devices at ports of entry without a reasonable suspicion.

Afternoon Briefs: DOJ opens criminal review of Russia probe; DeVos held in contempt

Department of Justice reportedly opens criminal inquiry into origins of Russia probe

The U.S. Department of Justice’s review of the origins of the Russia probe has shifted from an administrative…

Prisons and jails use artificial intelligence to monitor inmate phone calls

Artificial intelligence is helping prisons and jails monitor inmate phone calls to learn of criminal activity and potential suicides.

Suit accuses former casino company general counsel of approving ‘secret undercover operation’

An invasion-of-privacy lawsuit claims that the former general counsel of Wynn Resorts approved a “secret undercover operation” to gather derogatory information about a former salon employee who provided information to the Wall Street Journal.

Afternoon Briefs: Decisions by nonlawyer judge challenged; abortion law enjoined

Tort claims seek to vacate decisions of judge without a law license

Tort claims filed last week against the Washington state towns of Airway Heights and Cheney claim that defendants’…

Extraterritoriality, the internet and the right to be forgotten

From a legal policy point of view, the hottest issue might be that of territorial reach of content and privacy regulations.

The two main questions are to what extent laws…

European Union high court sends new signals on reach of internet regulation

A recent pair of cases out of the European Union have provided new insight into the reach of the EU’s regulation of the internet. Both cases revolve around whether an EU member state’s court can order an internet company to take down or de-list information online and whether that power extends beyond the EU.

Afternoon Briefs: Jurors award $8B in Rispderdal case; most minority partners have nonequity status

Jurors award $8B in punitive damages in Risperdal case

Jurors in Philadelphia found Johnson & Johnson liable for $8 billion in punitive damages Tuesday in a case brought by a…

Afternoon Briefs: MGM to pay up to $800M in Vegas shooting; 141 partner promotions announced

MGM agrees to pay up to $800M settlement in Vegas mass shooting

MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to settle claims of alleged negligence in…

Europe’s top court rules ‘right to be forgotten’ doesn’t apply to internet search results worldwide

The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that Google and other search engines are not obligated to delete links to websites and databases worldwide under a “right to be forgotten”…

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-White House counsel acquitted; lawyer pleads guilty in alleged attack on colleague

Former White House counsel is acquitted on false-statement charge

Federal jurors on Wednesday acquitted former White House counsel Greg Craig on a charge of making false statements to the government…

After decriminalization, pot smell and joint didn’t justify search, court says; hemp laws also raise issues

Changing marijuana laws may be destroying probable cause that police officers use to justify some kinds of searches.

The latest evidence is an Aug. 12 decision by Maryland’s top…

4th Circuit upholds search of home based on one web click

A federal appeals court has upheld a home search based on a single click to a website that posts child pornography videos.

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