Journal of Information & Privacy Law

Recently Cited Articles

By Staff on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Hello All, We would like to take this time to congratulate the following people for having their articles recently cited in the following journals:   1. David Banisar & Simon Davies, Global Trends in Privacy Protection: An International Survey of Privacy, Data Protection, and Surveillance Laws and Developments, 18 J. MARSHALL J. COMPUTER & INFO. L….

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Class Action Lawsuit: Facebook’s Use of Facial Recognition Software Violates Illinois Law

By Sean Knoll, Staff Editor 2015 on Thursday, April 9th, 2015

An Illinois man has filed a lawsuit against Facebook regarding the facial recognition software Facebook uses to give users “tag suggestions” for photos posted on the social media site.[1]  When a Facebook user view photos of his or her friends, an option appears asking the user if he or she wants to “tag” his or…

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Symposium Speakers!

By Staff on Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law Symposium   Legal Problems in Data Management: IT & Privacy at the Forefront   Information on Presenters 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Dual-Use Devices in the Workplace   Eugene Goryunov, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Greg Polins, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Ryan Hubbard, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP…

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Summary Of Data Mining Issues and Regulations

By Morgan Hochheiser, Staff Editor on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

More and more consumers use credit cards when paying for their items at the grocery or department store. These consumers probably do not realize that by using credit cards instead of cash, their personal information stores collect their personal information and could then sell the information to a third-party. A few of the largest data…

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The Need for Old- Fashioned Foot Power

By Holly Henry, Staff Editor on Friday, March 27th, 2015

As the years past and we delve deeper into a society entranced with technology, we allow ourselves to become more susceptible to invasions of privacy by hackers. It is no secret that a number of organizations, such as Target, Jimmy Johns, and Sony, have had the unfortunate run in with security breaches by computer hackers….

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“This is not my TV!” – Digital Pickpockets

By Agnieszka ("Agnes") Dudek, Production Editor on Monday, December 1st, 2014

Nowadays, identity theft involving credit cards has become a common theme in the news. In the past, thieves were able to obtain imprint of our credit cards from the carbon copies. Although some of the thieves are stealing our credit cards before we can even realize it, others are implementing novel ways to obtain our…

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A Summary of Online Pre-settlement Litigation Funding Legislation

By Mary Ellen Richardson, Candidacy Editor on Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Online pre-settlement litigation funding, or more causally known as online “lawsuit lending,” is a persistent problem affecting litigation and the courts. These companies lend money primarily over the Internet and the ability of consumers, their attorneys, the courts, or even the government to have sufficient knowledge of what consumers are agreeing to when taking one…

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HIPAA permissible disclosures in the case of a Public Emergency

By Aleah Severin, Production Editor on Thursday, November 20th, 2014

With the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa and cases reaching the United States, individuals everywhere are concerned about catching the deadly disease. Doctors and nurses who were helping treat Ebola patients in Africa, returned to the United States for treatment after catching the deadly disease. Within days, people all over the world knew the individual’s…

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The Data Revolution: Are You In The Know?

By Anisha Mehta, Symposium Editor on Monday, November 10th, 2014

We are in the next phase of the Internet.  Big data is an all-encompassing term for the collection of large and complex data sets that requires in-depth analyses.  The data is found in modes of sharing, storing, transfer, visualization, capture, curation, and even privacy violations.  It is apparent that individuals’ expectations of privacy on the…

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NSA laws causing far reaching global problems

By Michael Greene, Solicitation Editor on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Since the revelations of the vast NSA surveillance programs, following the information leaks by Edward Snowden in 2013, foreign nations have been focusing on efforts to limit the access that these surveillance programs have in their lands. Brazil is one of these nations that have taken drastic measures to insulate themselves, and their communications from…

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