Tag Archives: opt-in consent

Markey Releases Discussion Draft of the Mobile Device Privacy Act

This post was written by Amy S. Mushahwar. Today, in response to the controversy surrounding cellphone tracking software from Carrier IQ, U.S. Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) released a draft of a cellphone privacy bill. As background, the Carrier IQ software first made headlines in November, when a researcher posted a YouTube video claiming to show … Continue Reading

Another Bankruptcy Asset Sale Put On Hold Due to Privacy Concerns

Last year, we wrote a post about how a New York bankruptcy judge delayed the approval of Barnes and Noble’s acquisition of Borders’ database of customer information amid privacy concerns. The court later approved the transaction, requiring that Barnes and Noble give customers 15 days to opt out of the transfer by responding to an … Continue Reading

Barnes & Noble’s Acquisition of Borders’ Database On The Shelf?

On September 15, Barnes & Noble (“B&N”) acquired several of Borders’ intellectual property assets, including a database of customer information, as part of Borders’ bankruptcy auction.  The sale of those assets hit a potential roadblock on Thursday, though, when a New York bankruptcy judge refused to approve the transaction, saying that he needed more time … Continue Reading