Lawsuit Against Online Dating App Grindr Dismissed Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
- Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act continues to act as one of the strongest legal protections that social media companies have to avoid being saddled with crippling damage awards based on the misdeeds of their users. The strong protections afforded by Section 230(c)... ›
Proceed To Check Out? The Impact Of 2018 European E-Commerce Reforms
By: Alistair Maughan, Kristina Ehle and Sana AshcroftThe European Union (EU) has made reform of the e-commerce rules in Europe one of its main priorities for 2018. The European Commission has already published two proposed Directives relating to cross-border e-commerce but legislative progress has been slow—a situation that the Commission plans... ›
Connected Devices Bring New Product Liability Challenges
By: Erin M. Bosman and Julie Y. Park“My Google Home Mini was inadvertently spying on me 24/7 due to a hardware flaw,” wrote a tech blogger who purchased Google Inc.’s latest internet of things (IoT) device. Following the incident, a pact of consumer advocacy groups insisted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety... ›
HIPAA and Health Care Apps: Is Your App Covered?
By: Erin M. Bosman and Julie Y. ParkHealth care apps are one of the most important and growing segments in the ecosystem known as the Internet of Things (IoT). After the recent amendments to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that—among other things—broadened the definition of a “Business Associate,”... ›