A US judge has lifted a stay on a ruling, forcing Microsoft to hand over data it stores overseas. But the software giant said it will not comply, pending an appeal.
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Comments made by Verizon's chief lawyer (and heavily disputed by legal experts and academics at the time) have been proven false.
A French judge has refused to suspend an order obliging Google to publish a notice saying it had been fined for breaches of the French data protection act.
But U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon's preliminary injunction does not require the NSA to stop its data collection.
New York judge says produce data by Friday or face fines and contempt of court charges.
A Tokyo judge finds Samsung Electronics innocent of infringing on Apple's patent relating to the synchronizing of music and video data in devices to servers.
Despite Apple and Samsung's pleas to keep sensitive data private, the judge overseeing the design patent spat releases a whole wealth of valuable, broken-down data relating to the two companies' sales.
Following a complaint by a Spanish internet rights group, authorities in that country have ordered Google to explain its Street View car data harvesting
Ireland's legal system has approved the disconnection of unlawful file-sharers from the internet, after a judge ruled such disconnections did not contravene data protection legislation.The Irish high court had been examining the issue of disconnecting file-sharers of copyrighted material, after Eircom agreed to the 'three-strikes' disconnections in a settlement with EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Universal.
I'll be a judge Friday on the data management panel at the Under the Radar conference, an American Idol-ish bake-off for cloud computing startups. My assignment: Do a little homework on the companies I'll be judging.
Yes! A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must have probable cause before ordering cellphone companies to turn over location-identifying data, The Washington Post reports.
Viacom is trying to alleviate concerns about how it will use the YouTube user data it requested in discovery – and that the judge in Viacom v Google approved. In a press release this week, Viacom explains:Viacom has not asked for and will not be obtaining any personally identifiable information of any YouTube user.
A federal judge ordered (PDF) Google to hand over 12 terabytes of YouTube user data to Viacom, finding that the list of "login IDs" does not qualify as personally identifying information.In opposing Viacom's request for the information, Google had asserted users' privacy rights: "Plaintiffs would likely be able to determine the viewing and video uploading habits of YouTube’s users based on the user’s login ID and the user’s IP address.
In another case that puts into question the usability of electronic voting machines, a California judge is likely to order a new election for a Berkeley, CA, ballot initiative that lost due to dubious electronic voting machine data, reports IDG News Service.Judge Winifred Smith of the Alameda County Superior Court said she may put a medical marijuana initiative back on the ballot due to a questionable ballot count.
Acxiom, a data warehouser, had its databases looted at least twice. But judge throws out an ID-theft class action suit.
A federal judge says he would grant federal prosecutors at least some of their records requests. The buzz: Should Google be forced to hand over data? Photo: Google at court
The Justice Dept. filed a brief asking a judge to set a deadline for Google to turn over its user data - in three weeks.
Justice Department says it needs data as quickly as possible, asks judge to set 21-day deadline for the search company to comply.
Federal court throws out suit attacking student loan provider for failing to encrypt customer database subsequently stolen.
The idea of the utility data center is to make IT a resource that can be turned on at will and used by many applications. But Peter Judge wonders whether suppliers are trying to lock users in, in exchange for cheaper cost of ownership.