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Does your website or application collect user data? Does your company sell that user data to other third parties, such as advertisers? Does your company disclose this practice to your users in a privacy policy or terms or use? If you answered yes to these questions, you are most certainly not alone. But is your disclosure sufficient? That is the question a new challenge is poised to answer.

As 2018 comes to a close, we have once again compiled all the links to our Contract Corner blog posts, a regular feature of Tech & Sourcing @ Morgan Lewis. In these posts, members of our global technology, outsourcing, and commercial transactions practice highlight particular contract provisions, review the issues, and propose negotiating and drafting tips. If you don’t see a topic you are interested in below, please let us know, and we may feature it in a future Contract Corner.

Join Morgan Lewis at our Boston office on Wednesday, December 6 for an interactive event on top issues impacting commercial and transactional lawyers and sourcing professionals.
Morgan Lewis is hosting an interactive event regarding top issues impacting commercial and transactional lawyers and sourcing professionals on December 6 in Boston.
A recent decision issued by United States District Court Judge Robert Scola found that the website of an owner and operator of a chain of regional grocery stores is subject to Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a service of a public accommodation, and must be accessible to persons who are visually impaired. Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. appears to be the first trial on the issue of whether a website is covered by Title III of the ADA.
Geotargeting—delivering content to users based on their geographic location—has become a popular and effective marketing tool. Yet proper implementation may be more nuanced than originally contemplated because certain locations, like medical facilities, attract intense privacy fears.
A seismic shift is afoot in the intelligence, complexity, and interconnectedness of everyday products, and the flimsy foundation of customer assent to standard terms will continue to crack, if not collapse.
We get it. You sell widgets. You’ve always sold widgets. Your time-tested terms of sale/purchase have served you faithfully through product, industry, and economic cycles. You don’t sell apps or clouds, so why should this brave new digital world shake up your contracting process?
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (PBI’s) annual Internet Law Update seminar will be held on March 28, 2017. This year’s seminar was planned by Morgan Lewis partner Peter Watt-Morse, and Morgan Lewis associates Eric Pennesi and Ben Klaber will join Peter on the faculty.
In January 2015, we wrote about California’s ban on nondisparagement clauses in consumer contracts under the “Yelp” Bill.