Ninth Circuit Rules that Scraping a Public Website is Likely Not a CFAA Violation

Ninth Circuit Rules that Scraping a Public Website is Likely Not a CFAA Violation

In the highly-anticipated decision in the hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn case, the Ninth Circuit upheld the preliminary injunction against LinkedIn, prohibiting it from barring hiQ’s scraping of public profiles from its site. In so doing, the court held that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (“CFAA”) ... Read More
ZwillGen’s FTC Team on the Meaning of the FTC Facebook Settlement

ZwillGen’s FTC Team on the Meaning of the FTC Facebook Settlement

Following a yearlong investigation triggered in part by the Cambridge Analytica incident, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a much anticipated settlement with Facebook, Inc. The Commission determined that the company violated its existing 2012 FTC Order by “deceiving users about their ability to control the privacy of their ... Read More
Tricky Topics in CCPA Compliance

Tricky Topics in CCPA Compliance

At the time of the writing of this article, the final language of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) is yet to be determined. Nevertheless, given the effective date of the statute, as well as the requirement to provide California consumers with access to their personal information (“Personal Information” as ... Read More