First Election-Related Cyberattack Happens… You Guessed It… In Florida

By IT-Lex Intern Shannon Allen (LinkedIn) Guess where the first ever known cyberattack on a US election happened? Of course you’re correct! It was right here in Florida, the national’s capital when it comes to things going wrong on polling day. From TechNewsWorld: “Florida has again made election-related headlines...

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Retailer Gets Hacked, Gets Fined By Visa, Sues Visa

By IT-Lex Intern Karina Saranovic (LinkedIn) Genesco, the parent company to thousands of sport apparel retailers, has hit California-based Visa with a $13 million dollar lawsuit after they (Genesco) were fined by Visa for being hacked. In an effort to battle against the credit card powerhouse’s penalties arising out of data...

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Inside And Out: Standing Over The Shoulder Of Clients

INSIDE AND OUT is a semi-regular column, where corporate counsel discuss technology law issues with outside counsel. In this installment, Adam Losey of Foley & Lardner talks with D. Casey Flaherty, corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, whose opinions expressed herein are entirely his own.  D. Casey Flaherty: I recently wrote...

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Court Finds Invasion Of Privacy In LinkedIn Account Ownership Dispute

By IT-Lex Intern Joey Chindamo (LinkedIn) A recent case from Pennsylvania took up the question of who “owns” a LinkedIn account, and the answer was not all that surprising. Eric Goldman’s blog has a great summary of the early facts from Eagle v. Morgan, but in short, a company terminated an employee and then took over, and...

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Crim Defense Lawyer Can Blog About Court Wins, But Must Issue Disclaimer

By IT-Lex Intern Joey Chindamo (LinkedIn) In a case that could potentially make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court recently ruled that a Virginia criminal defense attorney could continue to blog about his former clients without their permission, but he had to use a disclaimer. Hunter v. Virginia State...

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Procter & Gamble Found Guilty Of ‘Reverse Domain Name Hijacking’

By IT-Lex Intern Karina Saranovic (LinkedIn) Procter & Gamble has been found guilty of attempted reverse domain name hijacking after a World Intellectual Property Organization panel reviewed the dispute over domain name swash.com. Marchex, a popular mobile advertising company, purchased the domain in 2004, and it was only a few...

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Computer Fraud And Abuse Act Under Fire After Latest Indictment

By IT-Lex Intern Shannon Allen (LinkedIn) The New York Times first brought our attention to “the latest lightning rod in the continuing battle between proponents of Internet freedom and the Justice Department.” Boing Boing offers more details: “Matthew Keys, 26, a social media editor for Reuters, has been indicted on charges that...

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Illinois: Young People’s Tweets Aren’t Statements Of Fact

By IT-Lex Intern Joey Chindamo (LinkedIn) Social media use is widespread, and teenagers are major users. This study indicates that 83 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds have visited a social networking site and 75 percent have their own social media profiles. Anyone who uses social media networks like Facebook or Twitter knows that...

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