Privacy

News From Our Own Vermont Backyard: Proposed Legislation on Password Privacy and Ownership of Inventions

February 22, 2013
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Last month the Vermont Legislature kicked off its 2013-2014 Legislative Session, and already a couple of bills have our attention here at the IP Stone. Social Network Privacy First up is S.7, titled “An act relating to social networking privacy protection.”  In two prior posts (see: Lawmakers Take Aim At Password Privacy and Password Privacy Laws: […]

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On-line Privacy: The FTC Snuffs Out A “History Sniffer”

January 9, 2013
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Most people seem to know that on-line browsing does not occur in a vacuum.  As we browse the Web the sites we visit send “cookies” to our browsers that allow those sites to recognize us and keep track of our activity on them.  At the same time, advertising websites send “third-party” cookies to us that […]

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Password Privacy Laws: More States Are Now On-Board

October 26, 2012
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The arrival of October marks an historic milestone for password privacy law.  Back in May, Maryland became the first state to enact a password privacy law (discussed in my last post on this topic), and on October 1 that law officially went into effect.  So now employers in Maryland are prohibited from asking or requiring […]

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Lawmakers Take Aim At Password Privacy

June 29, 2012
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In 1597, Sir Francis Bacon observed that knowledge is power. It’s hard to argue against that observation, which certainly is as true today as it was back then. And with today’s social media technology there’s a lot more knowledge to be had. For example, today I learned through Facebook, a friend’s young child was repeatedly […]

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