David Tollen is the founder of Sycamore Legal, P.C., a San Francisco law firm focusing on technology, privacy, and IP.
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Hours ago, EU and U.S. negotiators agreed on a new framework for data sharing across the Atlantic. It’s called the “EU-US Privacy Shield.” Cutting to the chase, we should soon have new procedures American companies can follow to make them … Continue reading
This article is a report I prepared for one of the parties in litigation outside the United States. I served as what American courts would call an expert witness. This article is published with my client’s permission. The parties’ names … Continue reading
Managing and sharing big data creates technical challenges unlike anything found in traditional data-sharing relationships. But big data contracts don’t involve a whole new field of legal knowledge. If you’ve already worked on cloud computing agreements or traditional data licenses, … Continue reading
Here’s a good post on transfers of European private data to U.S. computers (from BakerHostetler). Of course, it’s in response to the October 6 decision by the E.U.’s Court of Justice, invalidating the Safe Harbor certification system. I think the … Continue reading
In an earlier post, I explained that the standard “feedback license” arises out of a misunderstanding of IP—and generally asks too much from the would-be licensor. After some kvetching in the comments from Professor Eric Goldman, I suggested a “Disclaimer … Continue reading