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Nathanial J. Wood

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Ninth Circuit: Disclosure of video viewing history constitutes harm sufficient to confer standing in federal court

Posted in Litigation, Privacy
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has joined the Third and Eleventh Circuits in ruling that any disclosure of an individual’s online viewing history along with their personally identifiable information confers standing to bring a suit for violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) in federal court.  The case, Eichenberger v. ESPN, Inc., Case… Continue Reading

Divided Fifth Circuit Rules That Government May Obtain Cell Phone Location Information Without A Warrant

Posted in Criminal Law, Privacy
In a departure from the recent position staked out by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit ruled yesterday in In Re: Application Of The United States Of America For Historical Cell Site Data, Case No. 11-20884, that a warrant is not required for the government to obtain cell site information, which effectively allows… Continue Reading