Davis v. Electronic Arts, Inc.

On August 17, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied class action certification for the retired National Football League (NFL) players suing Electronic Arts for using their likelihood in their Madden NFL series videogames, and dismissed Electronic Arts’ summary judgement motion in the case Davis v. Electronic Arts, Inc. This decision follows a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judgment from 2015 affirming the district court judgment protecting.. Read More

Redefining Privacy Invasion to Involve a Human Element on Both Ends

On October 24th, Yafit Lev-Aretz presented on “Privacy & The Human Element” in the weekly Privacy Research Group (PRG) meeting. There is no doubt that interest in privacy violations has skyrocketed ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which caused a huge uproar regarding Facebook’s privacy measures. However, despite this incident, most people continue to use Facebook without paying much heed to their privacy. Lev-Aretz explained this phenomena as the “privacy paradox.” The paradox.. Read More

Data Privacy and Children

The topic of data privacy and information security is continually highlighted as one of the preeminent challenges of a rapidly advancing society. Issues of privacy and security are often seen challenging our current legal and technical capacity to control them, raising questions of risk, responsibility, and governance. This post discusses the challenge of data privacy from the oft forgotten lens of children as they increasingly participate in a data driven society at younger.. Read More

Post-GDPR: Will the U.S. Implement a Comprehensive Data Privacy Law?

On May 25, 2018, the European Union began to enforce its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which aims to comprehensively protect data privacy by addressing how companies collect, store, and process personal data. The GDPR was adopted by the European Parliament and European Council in April 2016, following over four years of discussions regarding how to structure the complex law. The two-year delay in enforcement was primarily to allow businesses time to comply.. Read More