Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Can Government Officials Block the Public on Social Media?
October 16, 2023 | Amanda Griner | Deborah M. Isaacson | 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 and Connecticut Prohibit Geofencing near Health Care Facilities
October 13, 2023 | Frank P. Izzo | Jeffrey Ehrhardt | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Health Services

New York State and Connecticut have recently enacted laws that prohibit “geofencing” near health care facilities. The New York State law took effect on July 2, 2023, and Connecticut’s on October 1, 2023. These geofencing laws, enacted partly in response to the Supreme Court Dobbs decision (to prevent advertisers from targeting people receiving reproductive services),

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New York Legislators Take a Stand on Deep Fakes
August 14, 2023 | Amanda Griner | Deborah M. Isaacson | 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 | Deborah M. Isaacson | Amanda Griner | 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
May 26, 2023 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Nancy Del Pizzo was quoted in the May 22 article of the 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 | Amanda Griner | Deborah M. Isaacson | 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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Accounting for Digital Assets in Your Estate Plan
March 29, 2023 | Wendy Hoey Sheinberg | Stella Lellos | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Trusts & Estates

The beginning of March marked the collapse of crypto-focused Silvergate Bank. That same month, the bank shut down its Silvergate Exchange Network, which allowed clients with holdings in digital currency to move U.S. dollars from their own account to the bank accounts of other Silvergate customers.

Cryptocurrency, nonfungible tokens and other digital assets and emerging

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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 | Amanda Griner | Deborah M. Isaacson | 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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