Aww the internet of things. A strange and ephemeral virtual network where our refrigerators and stoves harmonize and communicate with our air conditioners and toaster ovens assuring a single “smart” home or office environment.

One day, perhaps, the IoT will assure life on Earth nears Nirvana-like perfection for all of its living inhabitants. We’ll never

The European Union’s highest court has ruled that the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer mechanism is invalid and many business are struggling with what to do now.

Please join us on July 30, 2020 for a roundtable discussion featuring our top EU and US data protection experts who will outline what the viable options are

On July 21, 2020 the FTC hosted its Fifth PrivacyCon-an event where researchers convene with FTC officials to discuss cutting-edge issues related to consumer privacy and security.  Because PrivacyCon can be a harbinger of FTC activity, CPW attended PrivacyCon and reported on various developments of interest.  Much of the focus this year was on healthcare

Once a lawsuit has been filed, standing is often the first issue that defense counsel will address.  After all, if standing opens the door to the merits of a suit, then counsel is generally tempted to keep that door shut and locked.  A recent case reminds us that standing is always an issue, even when

In Frank v. Autovest, LLC, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 18082 (9th Cir. June 9, 2020), the Ninth Circuit addressed a thorny standing issue under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”): does a consumer who alleges harm from a technical violation of the FDCPA have standing to continue her suit when her deposition testimony shows

Part I:  First, Check Your Rear-View Mirror

[M]odern enterprise and invention have, through invasions upon . . . privacy, subjected [people] to mental pain and distress, far greater than could be inflicted by mere bodily injury.”[1]

Legal commentators today commonly characterize data privacy and cybersecurity litigation as a “tidal wave”[2] approaching