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Device Makers Face Legal Trouble Over Internet of Things Attack

Who should be held responsible for last week’s security breach that took out parts of the Internet?

That question is becoming more pressing as regulators and the public begin to grasp the implication of the first major “Internet of things” attack, in which hackers hijacked millions of everyday devices such as security cameras and printers, and cut off access to major websites like Amazon and Twitter for hours at a time. 500 more words

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Spokeo Opinion Offers Framework for Article III Statutory Standing Analysis, but No Absolute Rules

The United States Supreme Court issued its highly-anticipated decision this morning¬†in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, a case that many commentators have been following as a potential barometer for the Court’s treatment of consumer and class action issues following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.¬† 415 more words

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Supreme Court Rejects Privacy Claim in Data Broker Case

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with an online “people search” company in a closely-watched case over when and how consumers can sue for privacy violations. 852 more words

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