LEGAL THOUGHTS

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September 26, 2019

Earlier this year, I blogged about the Google v. CNIL case concerning the reach of the EU "Right to be Forgotten" and how the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) had opined that the "Right to be Forgotten" should be limited to the EU.

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September 23, 2019

The UK ICO and the French CNIL both released updated guidance on cookies this summer (see ICO July 3 2019 guidance and CNIL July 23 2019 guidance).

A few key takeaways are:

1.  The "cookie" guidance covers more than just cookies.  It covers any technology that stores or...

September 19, 2019

On July 22, the FTC settled with Equifax for $575 million (and potentially up to $700 million) over the 2017 data breach that affected approximately 147 million people (see link).

On July 24, the FTC fined Facebook $5 billion for violating the terms of an earlier 2012 F...

September 16, 2019

In a January 2016 blog post, I wrote about how a concessionaire - Delaware North Companies, Inc. - who lost the contract to run the Yosemite National Park operations appeared to own the tangible and intangible property associated with Yosemite Park, such as the names o...

September 12, 2019

In the land of precision and clockwork, there was a slight mistake. 

The Swiss Air Force's aerobatics team, The Patrouille Suisse squadron, the equivalent of the US Navy's Blue Angels, accidentally performed its fly-by over a yodeling festival instead of the birthplace...

September 9, 2019

I saw this sign advertising Cannabidiol (CBD) in Switzerland.

September 5, 2019

In April, the U.S. Trade Representative released the 2019 Section 301 report (see link to press release). The report calls out "foreign countries and expose[s] the laws, policies, and practices that fail to provide adequate and effective IP protection and enforcement f...

September 2, 2019

It isn't new. It shouldn't be surprising. If you are a politician or a political body, you cannot use social media (e.g., Twitter or Facebook) for official purposes and block certain people from accessing the social media.

The latest politician to fall afoul of this pro...

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