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    • FTC Online Behavioral Advertising Privacy Principles Unplugged

      Behavioral advertising seeks to target relevant content for individual Internet consumers, but to do so, it relies upon information specific to those individuals. As a result, there has been some concern about the proper handling of private information relating to Internet consumers.

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    • When Are ISPs Legally Responsible for Content Posted by Others?

      The stakes are enormous. The question is serious. Under what circumstances are interactive computer services liable for content posted by others on their sites?

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    • The Demographics of Online Porn Access

      It is an open secret: some Americans do visit pornographic Web sites as part of their use of the Internet. However, it is not well known whether there are differing degrees of online porn consumption based on U.S. geographic regions.

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    • Privacy Hits Center Stage

      A decade ago, long before the Internet was a robust commercial medium, I started writing about online privacy issues. At the time, legal colleagues told me that while the issues were interesting from academic standpoint, they had no real world application. I explained that there would come a time when good privacy meant good business, and bad privacy meant horrible business. That time has arrived.

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    • Dismissal Upheld Despite Employer's Google Search for Employee's Prior Work History

      An employee recently argued that he was improperly terminated based on his employer's Google search relating to his prior work background. Should such an argument stick? Well, it did not in this particular case, Mullins v. Department of Commerce, just decided on a non-precedential basis by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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    • Behavioral Advertising: How To Get It Right?

      Internet users tend to desire customized experiences, whereby content that is relevant to their particular interests is brought easily to their attention. Yet, Internet users have concerns about the revelation of their private information.

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    • Stored Communication Act: New Considerations for Webmasters
      CIOs, webmasters and managers responsible for establishing and administering policies for websites, intranets and extranets should take note of a recent federal decision regarding the Stored Communication Act. The details of your online use policies could mean the difference between protection or exclusion from this federal law.

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    • Are The Online Kids Alright?

      Some people believe that teenagers are reckless in protecting their private information on the Internet. Others are of the belief that teens are Net-savvy and are at least as smart as adults when it comes to safeguarding themselves in Cyberspace. So, what is the truth?

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    • The State of Legal Blogs: A Report From the Frontlines

      Legal weblogs? Law Blogs? Blawgs? Whatever you call them, legal-oriented weblogs are thriving and their collective impact on the legal world is likely to reverberate.

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    • Fantasy Sports Leagues Participation Is Not Illegal Gambling, Judge Rules

      The many fantasy sports leagues enthusiasts can breathe a deep sigh of relief, as a federal judge in New Jersey has just ruled that their activities do not constitute illegal gambling.

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