Federal Take-Down of Revenge Porn Kings

  On February 18, 2015, Hunter Moore, the owner and operator of now infamous revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp.com, pleaded guilty to unauthorized access to a computer, aiding and abetting unauthorized access of a computer, and identity theft. The charges against … Continue reading

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Sony Data Breach Lawsuit Properly Alleges Negligence

  On December 15, 2014, two former employees, Michael Corona and Christina Mathis, filed a lawsuit against Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. See Complaint, Michael Corona et al v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. The Complaint initiating the lawsuit properly alleged the facts … Continue reading

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Department of Justice Announces Its New Cybersecurity Unit

  Yesterday, while delivering her remarks at the CyberCrime 2020 symposium at Georgetown University Law School, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell announced the Department of Justice’s creation of the new Cybersecurity Unit within Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. … Continue reading

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Suing for Reputational Harm Resulting from Negligent Record Keeping

  The importance of accurate personnel records in the hands of public and private actors alike cannot be understated. From financial loans to college admissions, these records often serve as the basis for life-changing (for better or worse) administrative decisions. … Continue reading

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Recovering for Harm to Reputation Caused by Negligent Investigations

  There are many reasons a government agency or other entity might conduct an investigation, but what happens when its investigation is conducted negligently? Many agencies have standards for products, processes, or behavior. For example, the Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

    Last month. President Barack Obama proclaimed October 2014 to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers the United States faces. They jeopardize our country’s critical infrastructure, endanger our individual … Continue reading

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Four Senators Request Hearing on Privacy and Security Issues

  On October 20, 2014, four U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Chairman, Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), and Ranking Member, John Thune (R-SD), of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The letter asked the Committee to hold an information-gathering hearing because “the proliferation … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Defamation Jury Instructions

  Arizona’s Civil Jury Instructions are part of the Revised Arizona Jury Instructions (RAJI). They can be valuable resources for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. In 2013, Arizona approved its first set of jury instructions for defamation lawsuits. The State Bar of Arizona publishes these instructions … Continue reading

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Five Tips: Read before Publishing A Bad Online Review

  Sometimes, people are so upset with the services or goods they received or purchased from small or new businesses that they choose to exact their revenge via the Internet. It is not enough for them to just stop patronizing … Continue reading

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How Colorado Courts Define the Word “Defamatory”

  Colorado’s courts use an extensive set of jury instructions for its defamation lawsuits. This helps make defamation litigation more predictable and helps parties evaluate their chances of success at trial. Colorado’s jury instructions may be found in Chapter 22. Defamation (Libel and Slander) of the … Continue reading

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