Tuesday, November 16, 2010

FCRA Jurisdiction Under 29 USC 1346(a)(2)

In Bormes v. United States the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that FCRA is a money-mandating statute that supports jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. ยง 1346(a)(2).

See also Bormes v. United States, 638 F. Supp. 2d 958 (N.D. Ill. 2009).

Monday, November 15, 2010

NY Daily News Calls Online Privacy Rules

The NY Daily News has published an editorial titled:
"The time has come to set some strict rules governing personal privacy on the Internet"

"The Obama administration has ordered the Commerce Department to find strategies for protecting Americans' information, and is creating a task force to develop concrete policies.

It is an important mission and must be executed to enhance privacy without crimping valuable innovation. Because living in the modern world should not feel like falling down a rabbit hole."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

FCC Look at Google WiFi Collection

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Google Inc. broke federal laws when its street-mapping service collected consumers' personal information, joining a lengthy list of regulators and lawmakers probing what Google says was the inadvertent harvesting of private data sent over wireless networks.