Tag: Privacy

SEC Recordkeeping v. Privacy: Recent Opinion Stirs Debate | Akin

In 2018, an investment professional sued the firm he co-founded for wrongful termination and federal privacy law violations associated with the former employer’s remote accessing into a desktop computer it had purchased for him. On March 24, 2023, after four-and-a-half years of litigation, a Southern District of New York court substantially eliminated all of the plaintiff’s claims. The one remaining…

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Mary Jo White Wants to Read Your Gmail – WSJ

Ms. White probably will go down in history as one of the SEC’s most effective and successful leaders. In its 2015 fiscal year, the agency brought 807 enforcement cases, an unprecedented number, and secured orders directing penalties and disgorgement totaling $4.2 billion, an all-time high. There is no need to conscript Google, Yahoo and others to snoop into Americans’ emails.…

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Reps shun law enforcement, cheer ‘slam-dunk’ email legislation — FCW

The Email Privacy Act would standardize legal treatment by for email messages by eliminating the legal distinction between emails stored on a user computer and emails stored remotely. The bill would require law enforcement agencies to get warrants instead of subpoenas to obtain remotely stored communications from ISPs. via Reps shun law enforcement, cheer ‘slam-dunk’ email legislation — FCW

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SEC tells Senate committee bill would handcuff its investigations – MarketWatch

Andrew Ceresney, director of the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, said the Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary at a hearing on Wednesday morning that the pending Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act would impede the ability of the SEC and other civil law enforcement agencies to investigate and uncover financial fraud and other unlawful conduct. Ceresney…

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