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IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, BLOCK THEM. SECTION 115A STRIKES AGAINST PIRACY WEBSITES, THIS TIME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

By Rohan Singh, Jessica Noakesmith and Brett Shandler Universal Music Australia Pty Limited v TPG Internet Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 435 (28 April 2017) (Universal Music) Last week in the Federal Court of Australia, over thirty internet service providers (ISPs) including TPG, Optus and Telstra were ordered to block access to the torrenting website KickassTorrents … Continue Reading

NEWLY LAUNCHED ONLINE COMPLAINT FORM IN CALIFORNIA BOOSTS INCENTIVE TO POST ACCURATE PRIVACY POLICIES

By: Jim Halpert and Anne Kierig Online businesses and those with mobile applications have a new incentive to post privacy policies that comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA).  California Attorney General Kamala Harris launched an online tool Friday through which people can report websites, mobile apps, and other online services that they … Continue Reading

SINGAPORE’S FIRST DATA PROTECTION ENFORCEMENT DECISIONS

By Scott Thiel and Carolyn Bigg Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has just published its first enforcement decisions regarding the data protection obligations set out in the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) since they came into force in July 2014. While decisions have previously been published in relation to the “do not call’ register … Continue Reading

RETAILER TRENDS IN-STORE BIG DATA ANALYTICS

By Carol A.F. Umhoefer Gone are the days when the CCTV outside the dressing room was only there to dissuade – or help prosecute – shoplifters. Bricks-and-mortar retailers are increasingly moving from the real world to the virtual world as they collect more and more data about current and would-be customers, and engage specialists to … Continue Reading

CYBERSECURITY PAST IS PROLOGUE

By:Tara Swaminatha (Reposted from IPT News Q1 2016)   Cyberattacks on businesses and developments in cybersecurity law took prominent places on the world’s front pages in 2015. As 2016 unfolds, we are not seeing an abatement in this growing trend. Cyberattacks will only continue to grow in scale and severity. Cybercriminals successfully stole staggering amounts of … Continue Reading

UK – ICO ISSUES GUIDANCE ON WI-FI LOCATION ANALYTICS

Authored by James Clark Earlier this month, the UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Officer (“ICO”), published guidance on safely processing personal data derived from Wi-Fi location analytics. This guidance is important not only to retail businesses who provide Wi-Fi networks to their customers, but also to companies who just provide Wi-Fi access solely … Continue Reading

The IoT will have a European plan

Reposted from Media, Sport and Entertainment Online Blog By Giulio Coraggio An Internet of Things plan will be issued by the European Commission by mid-2016, but also single countries like Italy are bringing forward IoT initiatives. The European Commission IoT plan Thibaut Kleiner, the head of unit for network technologies at European Commission Directorate General … Continue Reading

WOMEN IN IP LAW: 9TH YEAR PRIVACY AND PATENT LAW

By Licia Vaughn   DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property and Technology group hosted its ninth annual Women in IP Law CLE Luncheon at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley in late September. More than 200 guests registered to attend, 70 percent of whom were leading IP counsel for some of the Bay Area’s largest tech companies. Showcasing … Continue Reading

CONTACTLESS CREDIT CARDS: CONVENIENCE VS SECURITY?

By Louise Crawford Earlier this week, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) ordered seven credit card issuers to suspend issuing cards with contactless payment functions, in light of identified security weaknesses. The technology used to facilitate contactless payment devices is known as Near Field Communication (NFC). Cards that contain an NFC chip can be used to … Continue Reading
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