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Legal insights on navigating privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, information governance, and e-discovery

Christopher A. Cole

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Fourth Circuit Raises Bar for DMCA Safe Harbor Defense

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Cybersecurity / Data Security, Litigation, Uncategorized
Last Thursday, the Fourth Circuit decided a closely followed case on one of the safe harbor defenses under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). See BMG Rights Management (US) LLC v. Cox Communications, Inc., No. 16-1972 (4th Cir. Feb. 1, 2018). The court also addressed the intent standard for contributory copyright infringement. BMG, an owner… Continue Reading

What to Know About Data Broker Legislation

Posted in Government Agencies, Information Management, Public Sectors
The Federal Trade Commission recently issued the findings of its long-awaited Data Brokers Report, which compiled information gathered from nine data brokers commissioned for the study in December 2012. The purpose of the Report, which examined data brokers catering to the product marketing, risk mitigation, and people search industries, is to advocate for greater transparency… Continue Reading