Lara Tumeh

Lara Tumeh is an associate on the Technology & Privacy Team and a member of the Privacy & Data Security Team. She focuses her practice on data security and information privacy. Read more→

What Will Trump’s Executive Order Do to U.S. Privacy Law and EU-U.S. Data Transfers?

Posted on: 02 Feb 2017

On the third day of his presidency, President Trump signed an immigration-related executive order raising significant questions about the future of U.S. privacy law and EU-U.S. data transfers.  The order, titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” (“Executive Order”), directs agencies to “ensure that their privacy policies exclude persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act regarding personally identifiable information.”[1] The Executive Order has raised a number of questions, among them, […] Read more

Supreme Court Denies Cert in Leading Case on Internet Tracking and Analytics

Posted on: 10 Oct 2016

The Supreme Court recently declined to review In re Google Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation—a consolidated class action alleging that Google and third-party advertisers evaded web browser privacy settings, causing cookies to be placed on plaintiffs’ computers. 806 F.3d 125 (3d Cir. 2015), cert. denied sub nom. Gourley v. Google, Inc., 84 U.S.L.W. 3531 (U.S. Oct. 3, 2016) (No. 15-1141). Given the Court’s denial of review, significant questions remain regarding the applicability of the Wiretap Act to internet communications. The Third Circuit’s opinion offers guidance […] Read more