Ariana Grande, Others, Suing for the Unappropriated Use of Their Images

Persons can be powerful marketing tools who can command millions of dollars in revenue. We are talking of celebrities and influencers such as Ariana Grande selling and endorsing products. Recently, two litigation cases have been reported about the unappropriated use of a person’s rights and likeness. The singer and performer Ariana Grande is suing Forever 21 for the use of a lookalike young woman to promote the giant retailer’s brands and, in a different case,…

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EU implements data protection rules that will bring new and improved e-rights to consumers

Contribution by Carmen Cornejo   Years before the Cambridge Analytical scandal, the European Union (EU) planned reinforcing data privacy online and ambitiously set the date of May 25th, 2018 for companies’ compliance. This new standard enhances and creates new individual rights. As you can imagine, these efforts by the EU are a big deal and the adoption is making headlines in the tech and legal world and the intersection of both. But most of the companies and…

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Facebook confronting lawsuits for use of face recognition technology

Thank you SHAIZAH HASAN for your contribution. As if it wasn’t enough with the Cambridge Analytica problem, Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit against their illegal use of a facial recognition on photos, without users’ approval. It seems like Mark Zuckerberg and his staff of social media geniuses can’t catch a break. Just a little over a week after Zuckerberg’s 10-hour testimony with Congress about Cambridge Analytics harvesting of user data, Facebook must now go to court for…

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