PRIVACY + SECURITY BLOG

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Privacy Law: From a National Dish to a Global Stew

By Daniel J. Solove This post is co-authored by Professor Neil Richards The recent case of Google v. Vidal-Hall in the UK has generated quite a buzz, with Omer Tene calling it the “European privacy judicial decision of a decade.” The case illustrates several fascinating aspects of the developing global law of privacy, with big […]

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Lawsuits for HIPAA Violations and Beyond: A Journey Down the Rabbit Hole

by Daniel J. Solove At first blush, it seems impossible for a person to sue for a HIPAA violation. HIPAA lacks a private cause of action. So do many other privacy and data security laws, such as FERPA, the FTC Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, among others. That means that these laws don’t provide people with […]

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Should Celebrities Have Privacy? A Response to Jennifer Lawrence

by Daniel J. Solove In a recent AP story, actress Jennifer Lawrence had some rather extensive and passionate quotes about her loss of privacy. Not too long ago, Lawrence’s nude photos were stolen and leaked on the Internet by a hacker who hacked into her iCloud account. In her comments for the AP story, she […]

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The Washingtonienne Case and the Still-Very-Much-Alive Public Disclosure Tort

Earlier this summer, I blogged about the Washingtonienne case. Recently law professor Andrew McClurg wrote a piece for the Washington Post about the case. He writes: Cutler’s blog, written under the pseudonym Washingtonienne, was a daily diary of her sex life while working as a staffer for Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio). It recounted, entertainingly and […]

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