Faruki Blog

Kentucky Supreme Court Protects Identity of Anonymous Public Speakers

"Sometimes, negative things just need to be said." -Doe v. Hickman, 2015-SC-000408-MR (Sept. 22, 2016) Anonymous internet commentators find a safe.. Read More

Some Thoughts on the Yahoo! Breach

So, as the news cycle spins and people rush to change their passwords and account information resulting from the data breach of 5 million records at.. Read More

D.C. Circuit Rules that Agency Emails on Nongovernmental Accounts are Subject to FOIA Requests

This year, the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. For half a century, FOIA has generated a large body of both.. Read More

August 2016 Faruki Website Newsletter

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio granted a motion to exclude an $84 million damages claim that was filed by.. Read More

Stop Spamming Me, Bro. (And just because we've met doesn't mean it's not SPAM)

Spam in 2016. Why is this still a thing? Yeah, I know what you are thinking, "Scot, it will always be a thing." Fair enough. But I am not talking.. Read More

Will Virtual Reality Transform Real-World Laws?

Star Trek: The Next Generation introduced the holodeck: a virtual reality (VR) apparatus utilizing hard-light holograms that create a virtual world.. Read More

Security is More Than Keeping Information Private

I am always counseling my clients to be careful in their use of the term "breach." (I call it the "B Word"). The reason for such caution is because.. Read More

Biometrics – With Great Data, Comes Great Cybersecurity Responsibility

Sam Raimi's 2002 film Spiderman included timeless advice from Ben Parker: "With great power, comes great responsibility." Uncle Ben's advice is just.. Read More

Ohio Legislature Creates Fast Track for Resolving Public Records Disputes

Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed into law Senate Bill 321 to create a fast track for resolving denied public records requests. The bill.. Read More

You're Never Too Big (or Small) for Your Breaches

Data breaches are reported nearly every day, and many are prominently featured as part of the 24-hour news cycle. Target, Uber, AshleyMadison.com, .. Read More