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New York City Council Enters the Anti-Surveillance Fray

New York City Council Enters the Anti-Surveillance Fray

On Thursday, June 18, 2020 the New York City Council overwhelmingly approved the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology Act (or “POST Act”) to institute oversight regarding the New York City Police Department’s use of surveillance technologies.

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Harm or Deterrence?: FTC Civil Penalty Assessments Under COPPA

Harm or Deterrence?: FTC Civil Penalty Assessments Under COPPA

The Federal Trade Commission announced its most recent settlement action under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) on June 4. The settlement included a $4 million penalty (suspended to $150,000 due to the defendant’s proven inability to pay) against Hyperbeard, Inc. for alleged violations of COPPA.

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A Few More Thoughts About Improving Our Force Majeure Provisions

A Few More Thoughts About Improving Our Force Majeure Provisions

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought the force majeure provision into the spotlight. A quick Google search brings up countless articles published in the past few weeks by lawyers worldwide about how to use force majeure provisions offensively and defensively in these uncertain times.

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