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ECJ issues landmark ruling in Facebook privacy case

Oct 8, 2015 A decision by the European Court of Justice has made strong waves this week, fundamentally challenging the methods of data transfer with the United States. On 6 October, the ECJ ruled in favor of a case brought forward…

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Facebook sues DLA Piper

Oct 22, 2014 Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg, in the wake of a frivolous 2010 lawsuit by Paul Ceglia, who claimed a 50% stake in Facebook based on what turned out to be forged documents, are suing law firms

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Amazon creates new role for privacy counsel

Sep 6, 2012 Amazon.com Inc is one of the last internet giants to appoint a top privacy counsel - hiring Nuala O’Connor as vice president and for the newly created role of associate general counsel, compliance and…

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Facebook Privacy Settlement Hits Bumps

Feb 12, 2010 Lawyers pushing a Facebook privacy settlement are trying to fend off critics by suggesting in a Thursday filing that privacy organizations are raising objections because they didn't get a piece of the action. Facebook…

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Can a judge have Facebook friends?

Dec 16, 2009 A recent legal ethics opinion concerning Florida judges stated that judges may not "friend" lawyers who may appear before them on social networking sites such as Facebook. But a South Carolina legal ethics opinion on…

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Police use Facebook to target underage drinkers

Nov 26, 2009 Several people have been cited by the La Crosse, Wisconsin, police department for underage drinking based on incriminating photos on social media sites. Social networking sites are among many new tools law enforcement…

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New Facebook share structure hints at IPO

Nov 26, 2009 Facebook is implementing a new stock structure to make sure the founders retain control, immediately causing rumors about an impending initial public offering (IPO). Under the new structure, which is similar to…

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Class action suit stops Facebook's Beacons

Sep 22, 2009 A class action lawsuit has led to Facebook agreeing to shutdown the controversial Facebook Beacon service. Through the Facebook Beacon service, Facebook is notified when users take certain actions on participating…

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