Some Law Firms Cashing on Possible Copyright Infringement by Bloggers

First things first. We always encourage everyone to be respectful and mindful of others’ intellectual property, which in this electronic media age can be tricky. Nowadays, people can easily step into copyright infringement territory, if they are not careful. Recently, it came to our attention the case of blogger being accused by certain law firms of copyright infringement. Some good intentioned bloggers may be tempted to download and post pictures that circulate in the internet…

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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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