Why Privacy is Good for Business

While I often speak about the fallacy of the zero-sum argument that privacy must be sacrificed for the sake of security, I wanted to take the opportunity to also argue against a prevailing

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

Google execs face possible prison time in Italy

Milan prosecutors Wednesday sought prison sentences ranging from six months to one year for four Google executives privacy over the posting of a video showing the bullying of a handicapped teenage boy.The prosecutor's

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Philip Willan

Pseudonyms don’t protect ‘online slanderers’, libel case shows

An Illinois politician's attempt to unmask the identity of an e-mail poster who allegedly made disparaging remarks about her teenage son in an online forum is stirring a debate about free speech rights

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

How to preserve critical data and avoid being fried in court

You know that feeling you get when you realize you forgot to do something important? That's how you'll feel if you overlook something during the e-discovery process when your company is involved in

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Greg Lawn

Microsoft wins reprieve – can continue selling Word for now

A federal appeals court granted Microsoft's request to suspend an injunction that would have barred the company from selling its Word software next month.In a short order filed late last week, the Court

Published on: September 8th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Web hosting firms fined $32 million for supporting copyright violation

In what's being called a landmark decision, a federal jury in California has found two Web hosting companies and their owner liable for contributing to trademark and copyright infringement for hosting sites selling

Published on: September 3rd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Dell, HP back Microsoft’s appeal against Word ban

Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's two largest computer makers, have sided with Microsoft in its appeal of a ban that would block Word sales in the U.S. The two companies warned

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Apple sued by Mac clone maker over Snow Leopard

Mac clone maker Psystar Corp. last week sued Apple for a second time, charging that it illegally ties the new Snow Leopard operating system to Apple's hardware. Psystar also asked a federal judge

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft slams $290 million patent verdict as ‘miscarriage of justice’

Microsoft Corp.'s lawyers late yesterday said the verdict that awarded a Canadian developer nearly $300 million in damages and resulted in an impending ban on sales of the company's popular Word software was

Published on: August 28th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Spy gadgets abound — but should you use them?

These days, if you want to watch over your house, your kids or your significant other, there's a whole world of high-tech security devices out there you can use, in forms you may

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

Lawsuit demands banks divulge information about hack attacks

Anti-spam company Unspam Technologies Inc. filed a lawsuit on Wednesday aimed, in a somewhat roundabout way, at forcing banks to divulge any information they might have about hacking activities affecting their customer accounts.The

Published on: August 25th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Microsoft appeals court ban on selling Word with emergency motion

Microsoft late Tuesday warned of "massive disruptions" to sales of Office, as well as to partners such as Best Buy, Dell and Hewlett-Packard, if the injunction that prevents it from selling Word 2003

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Workaround could help Microsoft sidestep injunction in patent case

Microsoft Corp. can likely use an "easy technical work-around" to sidestep a recent injunction by a Texas federal judge that bars the company from selling Word, a patent attorney said today.The ruing against

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Five legal concerns about putting your data in the cloud

As a lawyer, the thing that concerns me about the use of cloud-based computing services is that it often involves the transfer of electronic data from internal IT infrastructure to systems managed by

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Nolan Goldberg