Part 2: Could “Undeletable” Cookies Be a Felony in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has a new (2010, P.L. 855, No. 86) Consumer Protection Against Computer Spyware Act (73 P.S. 2330.1–2330.9, and 2330.19). The apparent aim of the Act is to prevent software from being deceptively installed on a user’s computer and compromising personally identifiable information.

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Attorney Brown Continuing Education

In October, Attorney Brown returns to class by taking three, technology-related, non-credit courses:

Introduction to Machine Learning,
Introduction to Databases, and
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.

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Could “Undeletable” Cookies Be a Felony in Pennsylvania?

Could “Undeletable” Cookies, Zombie Cookies, Flash Cookies, “Super-cookies” or Malcookies Be a Felony in Pennsylvania?
Insidious web tracking. “Undeletable” cookies. Zombie cookies. Malcookies.[FN1] Flash cookies. Euphemistically termed “super-cookies.” Web cookie viruses. No matter what term is applied, the distribution of the code that delivers these technologies and the use of the technology by companies arguably might be felonies in Pennsylvania.

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Hiatus Explained—Technology & Ethics CLE Pending

For the past few weeks, Attorney Brown took a brief hiatus from blogging and website articles to prepare for a forthcoming Legal Ethics & Technology CLE. Attorney Brown is scheduled to deliver the CLE at the Lancaster Bar Association on September 9, 2011. The CLE will address (as time permits) emerging issues for lawyers related to technology

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