The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed that scraping publicly available data from the Internet will likely not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
The decision is the culmination of a multi-year legal battle between hiQ Labs and LinkedIn over hiQ’s scraping activities and is being hailed as a victory for web-scraping activists and data providers.
Join us this Wednesday, April 27th, as Kelly Koscuiszka (partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP) and Stacey Brandenburg (shareholder at ZwillGen PLLC) lead us through the court’s ruling and what it means for alternative data.
This webinar will be open to all data buyers and sellers. Register today.
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Kelly Koscuiszka, Partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, advises private funds on regulatory and compliance matters, with a particular focus on the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and works closely with clients undergoing SEC examinations. Kelly also advises clients on privacy and data security as well as the challenges presented by new technologies and alternative data. Kelly regularly leads training sessions for clients, including on topics such as alternative data, insider trading and best practices for electronic communications and technology usage. When necessary, she represents clients in regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, DOJ and FINRA as well as in complex civil litigation matters.
Kelly received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Rutgers University.
Stacey Brandenburg advises clients on privacy, data security, and a range of emerging issues such as acquisition and use of alternative data. A veteran of the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection (DPIP), Stacey regularly represents companies in FTC and State AG investigations involving consumer protection laws such as Section 5 of the FTC Act and state UDAP laws, the FTC’s endorsement and testimonial guidelines, and the California Consumer Privacy Act. She also works with companies proactively to reduce their regulatory exposure in connection with consumer-facing data collection and advertising-related disclosures.
In the alternative data space, Stacey works closely with clients to develop compliance programs that help them navigate new issues and data sets, balancing legal considerations with business needs. She assists in diligencing vendors, reviewing agreements, and evaluating and mitigating risk arising out of the acquisition and use of alternate forms of data, including webscraping, drone, and consumer data.
Don is the General Counsel of Neudata. In addition to managing the company's legal affairs, Don leads the review of the compliance and regulatory aspects of new datasets and assists with product development. He previously served as Legal Counsel at Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, where he onboarded third party research providers and conducted related due diligence. Don started his career as a research analyst on a merger arbitrage trading desk.
Don holds a JD from the Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He has received CIPP/E and CIPP/US certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.