UW School of Law > LTA Journal > Back Issues

Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Issues

Volumes 1 - 5 were published under the journal name "Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce + Technology".

Volume 4

Issue 4 Spring 2008

ArticleTitleAuthor
11

Liability for Consumer Information Security Breaches: Deconstructing FTC Complaints against Businesses Victimized by Consumer Information Security Breaches

For several years, hackers taking advantage of security holes in the information system of TJX Companies, Inc. stole sensitive credit and debit card information belonging to at least 45.7 million customers. The TJX breach is one of the largest thefts of consumer information in history and is illustrative of the recent wave of security breaches. Private lawsuits against companies that fail to protect consumer information have typically failed. However, the Federal Trade Commission has taken enforcement action against such companies that fail to implement reasonable security measures to protect customers’ personal information. These complaints have resulted in settlement agreements requiring the businesses to implement comprehensive security programs, complete with third party auditing, for up to 20 years. This Article analyzes the various types of legal violations alleged by the FTC in security breach cases, the factors cited as contributing to the violations, and the remedies typically agreed upon when the complaints are settled. This Article also distinguishes different violations that may result depending on the type of information stolen through a security breach.

full article

Joel B. Hanson
12

No Harm No Foul: Limits on Damages Awards for Individuals Subject to a Data Breach

abstract   full article

Derek A. Bishop
13

To Mine or Not to Mine: Recent Developments in the Legal Ethics Debate Regarding Metadata

abstract   full article

Boris Reznikov

Issue 3 Winter 2008

ArticleTitleAuthor
8

Copyright Liability for Those Who Provide the Means of Infringement: In light of the RIAA lawsuits, who is at risk for the infringing acts of others?

abstract   full article

Karen Horowitz
9

Data Privacy and Breach Reporting: Compliance with Varying State Laws

 

abstract   full article

G. Martin Bingisser
10

Applying the Americans with Disabilities Act to Private Websites after National Federation of the Blind v. Target

abstract   full article

Jeffrey Bashaw

Issue 2 Autumn 2007

ArticleTitleAuthor
5

"Can I See Some ID?" Age Verification Requirements for the Online Liquor Store

abstract   full article

Boris Reznikov
6

Admitting Computer Record Evidence after In Re Vinhnee: A Stricter Standard for the Future?

abstract   full article

Cooper Offenbecher
7

FRCP 19: A Preferable Alternative to Traditional Judicial Rules for Determining Patent Licensee Standing

 

abstract   full article

Jeffrey Bashaw

Issue 1 Summer 2007

ArticleTitleAuthor
1

Employee Internet Misuse: How Failing to Investigate Pornography May Lead To Tort Liability

abstract   full article

Jamila Johnson
2

Don't Bet on it: How Complying with Federal Internet Gambling Law is not Enough

 

abstract   full article

Jennifer W. Chiang
3

Reach Out and Text Someone: How Text Message Spam May Be a Call Under the TCPA

abstract   full article

Daniel L. Hadjinian
4

Patent Rights Under FOSS Licensing Schemes

abstract   full article

Shaobin Zhu