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 this entry Tags: Cybercrime,eCommerce,eCommerce Times
Behind Apple’s huge verdict in the Samsung trial it’s likely that eMails may have caused the most damage to Samsung on two levels: first, Samsung destroyed eMails which led the Judge to instruct the jury that they should assume the destroyed emails were adverse to Samsung (the legal term is an “Adverse Inference”); and second, … Continue reading this entry Tags: Apple,E-Discovery,eCommerce Times,IT Industry,Samsung
When employees use their personal cell, tablet, laptop, or PC it’s not so simple to determine who owns the content of their email and intellectual property. Notwithstanding the 2010 US Supreme Court 9-0 ruling (in the City of Ontario v Quon) that an employee who uses a company issued device is not entitled to constitutional … Continue reading this entry Tags: BYOD,eCommerce,eCommerce Times
All Social Media and Internet businesses rely on TOS and Click Agreements to protect their legal rights, but few businesses take the time to make sure that the TOS and Click Agreements actually protect their business operations. I welcome you to read my eCommerce Times column entitled “Your Customers May Not Review Your ToS and … Continue reading this entry Tags: AOL,Bing,eCommerce,eCommerce Times,Google,Yahoo!
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 this entry Tags: Apple,eCommerce,eCommerce Times
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 this entry Tags: eCommerce,eCommerce Times,FTC
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 this entry Tags: eCommerce,eCommerce Times