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The Ninth Circuit Splits on Private Search Exception

By: Brad Espinosa Google’s automated flagging system came under scrutiny in a landmark digital privacy rights case…

By blrme

Comply or Be Fined: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Warning to Health Apps Regarding the 2009 Health Breach Notification Rule

By: Alex Rankin On September 15, the Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 to issue a policy statement…

By blrme

Revolving Door Regulators: How the Tax Code is Written by Industry Lawyers & Attorneys

By: Carson Hicks The New York Times published an article last month describing a “revolving door” system…

By associatemanagingeditor

Lost in the Clouds: The Implications of the FTC’s Decision to Rescind the Vertical Merger Guidelines

By: Will Jackson On September 15, 2021, the Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted to…

By associatemanagingeditor

Blizzard in Hot Water for “Frat Boy Culture”

By: Alyssa Taylor Trigger Warning: sexual harassment, suicide. This summer, after two years of investigation, the California…

By associatemanagingeditor

Sex, Money, & Politics: Big Tech Made FOSTA-SESTA Global for Sex Workers

By: Charli Vark The world’s oldest profession has thoroughly ensconced itself in the digital age.[1] Modern sex…

By associatemanagingeditor

Solving the Internet’s Toll Bridge Problem by Reviving the Essential Facilities Doctrine

By: Louis Naiman Online commerce has a toll bridge problem.[1] Technology platforms, such as Amazon, Facebook, Google,…

By associatemanagingeditor

Half Baked: Not the Dave Chappelle Comedy . . . Ben & Jerry’s Opposes Trademark Applications Filed by Marijuana Company

By: Riva Smith On July 26, 2021, the iconic ice cream company, Ben & Jerry’s, filed a…

By associatemanagingeditor

A Warning Shot to “Super Agents”?

By: Declan Andersen In late August, Nerlens Noel filed a lawsuit against Richard “Rich” Paul and the…

By francesca

How ‘Bout Them Apples: International Challenges to Apple Inc.’s 30%

By: Magdalene Eallonardo After the creation of the first iPhone, Apple Inc. opened its App Store in…

By francesca