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Tag Archives: eCommerce Times

Cybercrime Makes Headlines Again

Posted in eCommerce
The EU is considering a plan to require Internet companies to report loss or theft of personal information. The New York Times reported that the new EU laws will apply to “enablers of Internet services, e-commerce platforms, Internet payment gateways, social networks, search engines, cloud computing services, application stores.” The report went on to describe … Continue Reading

New Legal Terms from Google

Posted in eCommerce
Google recently announced revised Terms of Service (ToS) and Privacy Policy which go into effect on March 1, 2012. Google claims that the ToS were rewritten “to make them more readable and to reduce the repetition and legalese.” And with regards to the Privacy Policy Google stated: We’re getting rid of over 60 different privacy policies … Continue Reading

Are Privacy Policies Being Enforced?

Posted in Internet Privacy
My eCommerce Times column for October is entitled “Shore Up Your Privacy Policy Before Disaster Strikes” and I encourage you to read it. Actually it was published the same day as my blog that more than 7.5 million children under 13 are on Facebook. Since the Federal Trade Commission regulates Internet privacy in the US and … Continue Reading

Apple More Valuable than Exxon Mobil!

Posted in eCommerce
A NY Times stock market report for August 8, 2011 highlighed the fact that Apple’s stock was the most valuable company in the world ahead of Exxon Mobil, but by the close of the day Exxon Mobil was still number one. Many stock analysts “expect Apple and Exxon Mobil to continue jockeying for the top … Continue Reading

Website Contracts – Does Anyone Care?

Posted in eCommerce
Let’s see a show of hands- do you read Terms of Service? Privacy Policies? Or Click Agreements? I routinely ask audiences this question and rarely do I ever get any hands raised. My recent Technology Law column in eCommerce Times entitled “Who Reads Terms of Service, Privacy Policies or Click Agreements?” identifies many legal issues … Continue Reading

Let’s Get Real, Outlawing Internet Gambling Was Failure

Posted in eCommerce
My recent Technology Law column in eCommerce Times describes why the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) has merely driven Internet Gambling off-shore and as result the US is losing billions of dollars of tax revenue. Generally the UIGEA resulted from four major policy concerns of the federal government: First, the Internet was too … Continue Reading