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A New Era of Privacy Law in Virginia

In The NewsLitigationPrivacy By Binnall Law Group - 2022/02/08 at 05:52pm

By: Jared Roberts On March 2, 2021, Virginia became just the second state in the United States to enact a consumer data protection act. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) will offer consumers in the Commonwealth greater protection over their private information.  It is a well-known business practice for companies to collect and process the personal data of others for purposes of targeted advertising based on the data, selling the data, and profiling the data. We’ve already seen large companies begin to try and counteract this practice, the prime example being Apple, which initiated a function allowing users to […]

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Protecting Your Car’s Privacy

Privacy By Binnall Law Group - 2018/01/09 at 09:25am

Admit it: you’ve given little thought about how to stop hackers from taking over your car. Sure, you lock your doors and hope that a thief doesn’t hot-wire your ignition, but now hackers are the new danger on the horizon, with the rise of the smart car. In fact, the annual Law Vegas-based hacker convention, DefCon, has been allowing its attendees to try their luck at hacking into cars for a number of years already. As a result of this threat, international regulators have issued guidance to manufacturers on how to protect drivers’ privacy and safety (see article here). There […]

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H&B Client Files Brief in Apple Privacy Case

Privacy By Binnall Law Group - 2016/03/07 at 02:02pm

Binnall Law Group is proud to be working with Lavabit LLC again in its brief supporting Apple in its dispute with the FBI. The tech-company gained notoriety in 2013 when it shuttered its service rather than give the Government unfettered access to the accounts of its 400,000 + customers. The brief in the Apple case argues that the FBI’s proposal violates the All Writs Act, the First Amendment (freedom of speech), and the Thirteenth Amendment (involuntary servitude).  

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