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notes by zephoria - Open Access Journals ZONE Never Make a Promise You Can't Keep- Especially in Your Privacy Policy : Privacy Law Blog Expect the unexpected from your Web site privacy policy. In a handful of cases, including two which were recently decided, companies have been thwarted in various, unexpected ways by the commitments made in their online privacy policies. Are your intellectual property litigators reading your privacy policy? In FenF, LLC v. When you wrote your privacy policy, were you thinking about “the end”? Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) intervened in a bankruptcy case in which purchasers were attempting to acquire the personal information of subscribers of XY, which, before filing for bankruptcy, operated a magazine and website that targeted young gay men. The FTC wrote in its letter, dated July 1, 2010, to the counsel of the purchasers that the acquisition of such information would violate the FTC Act, because XY’s sale of subscriber information after XY explicitly promised not to share such information would be an unfair and deceptive act or practice. The Bankruptcy Code

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Wendy’s Blog: Legal Tags Law enforcement demands to domain name registrars were a recurring theme of the 42d ICANN public meeting, concluded last week in Dakar. The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) took every opportunity at its public meetings with GNSO and Board, and in its Communique to express dismay, disappointment, and demands for urgent action to “reduce the risk of criminal abuse of the domain name system.” This conversation about domain name abuse benefits from a multi-stakeholder environment, where it can include domain registrars, registrants, and Internet users, along with law enforcement representatives. Broad debate helps because the question is not just how to “mitigate criminal activity using the domain name system,” but how to recognize criminal activity at the DNS level, how to implement due process to protect legitimate online speakers from abusive or mistaken takedowns, and how to protect the privacy and security of non-criminal users of the domain name system.

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