March 13, 2012 | Posted by Editor
Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann will participate on a panel on "Phones, Drones & Social Networks: New Technologies and the Fourth Amendment after Jones" at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy conference on "Mobile and Location Policy: A Technology and Policy Dialog."
March 9, 2012 | Posted by Editor
The Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) applies certain restrictions to the use and disclosure of consumers' personally identifiable information by video tape service providers.  On March 6, 2012, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court decision and held that the private right of action established under the VPPA did not apply to subsection (e), which requires the destruction of old records.
February 9, 2012 | Posted by Editor
The European Commission's proposed "Regulation on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of Such Data" offers a significantly higher level of legal harmonization and predictability across Europe, but at the price of more stringent requirements and availability of stricter sanctions.
February 9, 2012 | Posted by Editor
Perkins Coie Partner Albert Gidari will participate in a panel February 24 hosted by the University of San Francisco School of Law.
January 12, 2012 | Posted by Editor
Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed with prejudice a putative class action against Redbox alleging violation of the California Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, which prohibits collecting and recording "personal identification information" as part of a credit card transaction.
January 3, 2012 | Posted by Editor
Perkins Coie Partner Thomas Bell will be the Program Co-Chair for a conference entitled "Developing Applications for Mobile Devices."  The conference, hosted by Law Seminars International, will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Union Square Hotel on February 13 & 14, 2012.  Partner Timothy Alger will be speaking on the topic, "Litigation as a Private Sector Regulatory Mechanism for Enforcing User Privacy Requirements: What's Happening Now and in the Future?" and Partner Dax Hansen will be speaking in the topic, "Near Field Communications: Legal and Privacy Issues."