Privacy Shield: Details of the proposed EU-U.S. “trans-Atlantic data transfer agreement” were released, and it recommends stricter regulations for companies and promised limits on America’s surveillance of Europeans’ online information.
Unlocking Precedence: A New York federal magistrate judge denied the government’s motion requesting that the court force Apple to unlock an iPhone in connection with a criminal trial, holding that the governments’ interpretation of the All Writs Act was too broad.
Facebooked: A Brazilian Facebook executive was released from jail after refusing to turnover WhatsApp messages in connection with a pending criminal case.
Information Security And Cyberthreats
Phishing Snaps: Snapchat’s payroll department fell victim to a phishing attack when a scammer obtained employees’ information by impersonating the company’s CEO.
Country Confusion: The Federal Circuit reversed and remanded a Court of International Trade decision affirming a U.S. Customs’ finding that jeans manufactured in China under the “C’est Toi Jeans USA” unregistered mark did not meet the “country-of-origin labeling requirement,” holding that the meaning of “trademark” within the customs regulation is subject to the Lanham Act’s definition, not the agency’s interpretation.
Free Expression And Censorship
Emoji Crisis: A 12-year old girl in Virginia is being criminally charged with “threatening the school and computer harassment,” after posting certain messages comprised of words and emojis on Instagram.
Food Truck Speech Curbed: A New York federal judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging that New York State officials’ interpretation of what constitutes “government speech” violated food truck owners’ First Amendment rights by refusing to let them operate in front of a state building due to an ethnic slur contained in the name of the truck.
On The Lighter Side
Selfie Free, Way To Be? Mumbai, India has designated 16 spots throughout the city as no-selfie zones in order to limit the amount of selfie-related injuries.
Joel R. Reidenberg
Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law and Founding Academic Director, CLIP
N. Cameron Russell
Executive Director, Fordham CLIP
Thomas B. Norton
Privacy Fellow, Fordham CLIP
Dean’s Fellow, Fordham CLIP
Carey McConnell and Idalys Núñez
Editorial Fellows, Fordham CLIP