Month: March 2017

U.S. Congress Votes to Repeal Regulations on Broadband Privacy Rules

Congress has voted to repeal the Broadband Privacy Rules put in place by the Obama Administration that placed privacy restrictions on internet providers. While the Senate approved the repeal last week, the House voted 215-205 on Tuesday, March 28 in favor of repealing, providing the death knell for the regulations before they even went into […]

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Court Finds Merit in Whistleblower Exception to Confidentiality Agreements

In Erhart v. BofI Holding, Inc., et al. 15-cv-02287-BAS-NLS (Feb. 14, 2017), the United States District Court for the Southern District of California held that enforcing a confidentiality agreement between an employee and employer would violate public policy where an employee appropriated company documents while purportedly acting as a whistleblower. The case is notable because […]

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Who is Responsible for Data?

In February, NFL player Jason Pierre-Paul and ESPN reached a settlement in Pierre-Paul’s invasion of privacy suit against ESPN and its reporter Adam Schefter.

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