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Analysis: Privacy Legal Risks at a Crossroad

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

January 20, 2011

In an analysis piece for InformationLawGroup, David Navetta, CIPP, reflects on privacy as one of the key issues of 2010 and predicts the privacy-related lawsuits filed last year "have the potential to change the privacy and security game in ways that are difficult to anticipate." The resolution of these cases, he suggests, might be the "tipping point" that leads to new state or federal privacy laws. Reviewing an array of online tracking lawsuits related to "zombie" cookies, HTML 5, history sniffing and deep packet inspection and privacy lawsuits on such topics as data aggregation and social media uses, "it appears that privacy-related legal risk and liability potential...will likely increase going forward," Navetta writes.
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