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Can Government Officials Block the Public on Social Media?
October 16, 2023 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in two cases involving government officials who blocked individuals from their social media accounts.

One of the cases, Garnier v. O’Connor-Ratcliff, 41 F.4th 1158 (9th Cir. 2022), cert. granted, O’Connor-Ratcliff v. Garnier, No. 22-324 (Apr. 24, 2023), was decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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New York Legislators Take a Stand on Deep Fakes
August 14, 2023 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | AI

In April 2021, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) filed a petition in Brooklyn Family Court alleging that an uncle who was legally responsible for his nephew had neglected the child by providing inadequate supervision and guardianship and by neglecting his education. Among other things, ACS offered the court voice recordings that it claimed supported

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Biometric Regulation Leaps Forward with FTC Policy Statement
June 19, 2023 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

During the first few months of this year, it would not have been surprising if lawyers and corporate executives already believed that 2023 was going to be the “Year of Biometric Privacy.” Consider that, in February, the Illinois Supreme Court issued two significant decisions interpreting the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), continuing its trend

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Del Pizzo Discusses ChatGPT with Law.com
May 26, 2023 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Nancy Del Pizzo was quoted in the May 22 article of the Law.com article, “ChatGPT Faces Defamation Claims. Will Section 230 Protect AI Chatbots?” The article discusses whether AI chatbots will be protected under Section 230.

“For example, Nancy Del Pizzo, co-chair of Rivkin Radler’s Intellectual Property Practice Group noted that, “even if a website

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House Committee Moves Privacy Bill Forward
April 17, 2023 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Privacy is a growing concern in the United States and as we increasingly see consumer private information being obtained and used, both by businesses and cyber criminals, regulation of the collection and disclosure of non-public information and cyber security will likely increase as well. For instance, in early March, the Biden Administration announced a new

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Lewis featured in “SCOTUS’s Section 230 Rulings Will Likely Reverberate Beyond BigTech”
February 23, 2023 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Shari Lewis was quoted in the New York Law Journal article, “SCOTUS’s Section 230 Rulings Will Likely Reverberate Beyond BigTech.”

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two cases that could potentially change Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. This act currently protects social media platforms from being held responsible for content posted by

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When Is a Social Media Post a ‘True Threat’?
February 21, 2023 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

After Seventh Circuit Judges Frank Easterbrook, William Bauer, and Richard Posner ruled in National Rifle Association of America v. Chicago, 567 F.3d 856 (7th Cir. 2009), rev’d sub nom. McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), that the Second Amendment did not apply to the states, Harold Turner published a blog post declaring

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Lewis Quoted in “A GOP-Controlled House Could Be Good For Business—Unless You’re Big Tech”
January 17, 2023 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Shari Lewis was quoted in the New York Law Journal article, “A GOP-Controlled House Could Be Good For Business—Unless You’re Big Tech.”

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider content contributors posts and if the social media platforms can be held labile based on user content and engagement. The two cases at the center

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The Internet’s Future May Be in the Supreme Court’s Hands
December 19, 2022 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases – and is considering accepting more – that may expose social media companies to significant financial liabilities and state regulation in the future. All concern the manner in which public discourse occurs online and whether social media companies should have responsibility or control over the

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Del Pizzo and Isaacson Publish Article in New Jersey Law Journal
November 22, 2022 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

On November 18, 2022, the New Jersey Law Journal published Nancy Del Pizzo and Deborah Isaacson’s article, “An Update on Recent and Emerging Privacy Laws: When the Client’s Reach is Nationwide.”

The article explores various laws that are becoming effective in 2023 and the nuances in those laws. For practitioners advising clients who sell goods

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