Wall Street’s Sigh of Relief

Earlier this month, traders across the country breathed a collective sigh of relief. Why?  High profile money managers Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson are finally free from the threat of an insider trading conviction, as the Supreme Court denied certiorari to review the Second Circuit’s new, more forgiving view on what and is not allowed.

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Amended California Legislation Places New Restrictions on Paparazzi Drones

Amended legislation recently passed in California expanded the definition of “physical invasion of privacy” to prohibit paparazzi drones from trespassing on private property to obtain photographs or video footage of individuals. Under the updated California Civil Code Section 1708.8(a), “ person is liable for physical invasion of privacy when the defendant knowingly enters onto the land


The Rise and Fall of Age-Insight: LinkedIn, and Age Discrimination

Currently, LinkedIn has an estimated 380 million registered users. As a professional network, LinkedIn requests pertinent information from users when they create a profile. Users are encouraged to list their industry, experience, and education. However, when listing work and education experience, users also list the time period and dates attended. However, unlike other forms of


Rising Drone Use Poses Litany of Potential Issues for Regulators

Three convicted sex offenders were arrested at or near the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, NC this year. One of the men posed as a ride inspector to gain access to the “kiddie land” section of the Fair. North Carolina Law prohibits registered sex offenders from attending “any place where minors gather for regularly


23 and Subpoena Me

Imagine that sometime in your lifetime you could effortlessly and painlessly discover a big aspect of what makes you, well, you. Or maybe you wanted to keep things light and just find out if you have some Neanderthal in you. Fortunately for you, that day is growing near! 23andMe rolled out its newest Personal Genome


The Inconsistencies Created by U.S. v. Graham in Cell Site Location Information Law and the Possible Implications to the Integrity of the Fourth Amendment

Instagram enables users to “add a location” and Facebook allows members to “Check-In” anywhere.  The naivety of this practice easily provides law enforcement with the capacity to locate anyone, anywhere.  This practice alone reveals the vulnerabilities consumers experiencebecause of the advances in cell phone technology.  It seems the smarter the phone becomes, the easier it


Stingrays: Now Extinct in California?

Information sharing over the internet is becoming more and more prevalent across society with the drastic increase of goods and services exchanged over the internet in recent years. Even so, Americans still strongly value privacy and feel that having control over private information and how it is disclosed to third parties is of paramount importance.


Buyer Beware: Do Not Believe Everything You Hear on the Internet

The more popular online shopping and other online transactions have become, the more Internet users rely on online customer reviews in order to make informed purchasing decisions. Sites like Amazon provide a section for reviews in order to assist consumers in shopping with confidence. It is generally assumed that reviewers are genuine and truthful, and


Goliath Defeats David with Fair Use: The Second Circuit’s Recent Decision in The Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.

Despite Google’s humble beginnings in a California garage, Google has become an international behemoth that is valued at approximately $400 billion. In addition to its Internet search engine, Google has expanded to now offer a variety of additional Internet services (i.e. maps, email, social media), phones, as well as innovations in an assortment of other