With recent focus on warrantless GPS tracking by government, the business community may have concluded prematurely that location privacy is of concern only to hackers and criminal enterprises. Four recent developments show that location privacy is a serious business issue, too.
Every new year sees a slew of top 5 and top 10 lists looking backwards. Here’s one that looks forward, predicting the five biggest disruptive technologies and threatened industries for 2014.
Retailers are beginning in earnest to deploy technologies marrying the best aspects of online e-commerce with shopping malls and physical stores.
German, French, Japanese and other nations’ legal rules on search defamation, autocomplete and royalties are foreign, literally, to U.S. jurisprudence.
The last few weeks have seen a couple of remarkable announcements, one from the FTC about digital advertising disclaimers and one from the SEC about corporate financial disclosures, that just make digital advertising that much harder, if not totally impracticable.
The first and best example of Internet disintermediation, Amazon.com, is quietly going a bit in the other direction.
[This series of posts dissects the threatened FTC antitrust case against Google and concludes that a monopolization prosecution by the federal government would be a very bad idea. We divide the topic into five parts, one policy and four legal. Check out Part I and Part II.] Antitrust law is characterized by rigorous, fact-intensive analysis, so much so that the prevailing jurisprudence […]
The core proposition in any attack on Google for unlawful monopolization, because the necessary premise is that Google’s dominant share — estimated at from 65 to 80% — of Web searches is the foundation of its alleged monopoly. But here the antitrust analysis begins to break down.
Folks in the tech industry have for the most part been conspicuously silent, at least publicly, about the Federal Trade Commission’s lengthy investigation of and apparent intention — perhaps as soon as year end — to file an antitrust case against Google for monopolization.
So much media attention was paid to the spectacular collapse of U.S. Senate deliberations on a cybersecurity bill in August — and the Obama Administration’s controversial move to fashion an Executive Order on the subject — that few if anyone focused on the biggest change affecting the data protection landscape.