Silicon Valley Software Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Present on “The Intersection of Law & Technology: Addressing Current Technology Issues without allowing them to Overwhelm Your Practice”

Silicon Valley Software Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will present a webinar on “The Intersection of Law & Technology: Addressing Current Technology Issues without Allowing them to Overwhelm your Practice” on April 17, 2020 at 10 a.m PST/ 1 a.m. EST.  For more information on the program, please check out this link:https://prinzlawstore.com/2020/02/silicon-valley-technology-lawyer-kristie-prinz-to-present-webinar-on-the-intersection-of-technology-and-legal-practice-addressing-current-technology-issues-without-allowing-them-to-overwhelm-your-p/

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Silicon Valley Software Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Present on “Negotiating SaaS Contracts & Managing Customer Relationships”

Silicon Valley Software Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will be presenting on “Negotiating SaaS Contracts & Managing Customer Relationships” on March 31st, 2020 at 10 a.m. PST/ 1 p.m. EST in a webinar sponsored by The Prinz Law Office.  To attend, please register at: https://prinzlawstore.com/2020/02/best-practices-for-negotiating-saas-contracts-managing-saas-customer-relationships/

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Last Minute Tips for Procrastinators: What Your Company Needs to Know about the January 1, 2020 Effective Date of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)

If your company is like many, you have known about the upcoming effective date of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), but are still making last minute preparations in advance of it going into effect. If you are one of many procrastinators out there just starting to think about the law, the Silicon Valley Software…

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Silicon Valley Software Law Blog Author Kristie Prinz to Present Upcoming Webinar on “Legal Developments Impacting the Software Industry 2019”

Silicon Valley Software Law Blog Author Kristie Prinz will present an upcoming webinar on November 21, 2019 on “Legal Developments Impacting the Software Industry.”  The event will be hosted by The Prinz Law Office and will explore what software companies need to know about the key legal developments affecting the software industry in 2019.  To…

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Software Industry Concerned About the Potential Impact of AB-5 on Gig Economy

The Software Industry is closely following legislation in California that, if passed, could have a huge impact on Gig workers and the software companies that rely on them. The legislation at issue is AB 5, which would codify and expand the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dynamex Operations v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.…

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Facebook Agrees to Record $5 Billion Settlement with FTC on Privacy Practices

Multiple media outlets are reporting today that the Federal Trade Commission has agreed to settle its case against Facebook on its privacy  practices for $5 Billion. The Wall Street Journal reports that the vote by FTC commissioners was 3-2 in favor of accepting the agreement and split along party lines with the Republican majority favoring…

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Silicon Valley Software Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Present Upcoming Webinar on Software Hosting Agreements

Silicon Valley Software Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will be presenting a webinar on July 25, 2019 for CLE provider Strafford a webinar titled “Drafting Software Hosting Agreements: Service Availability, Performance, Data Security, Other Key Provisions.” Ms. Prinz’s co-presenter will be FieldFisher partner Laura Berton.  The Prinz Law Office has issued a press release announcing the…

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FTC Puts Software Companies and Service Providers on Notice of Broad Enforcement Powers Under Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Safeguards Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has put software companies and software service providers on notice it intends to interpret the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule broadly to apply to businesses which make available software or services that serve financial, payroll, and accounting purposes and collect sensitive data on consumers and their employees. The FTC recently announced…

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The Prinz Law Office Announces Opening of New San Francisco Office

The Prinz Law Office, which publishes the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog, has announced the opening of its new San Francisco Bay Area location in San Francisco. The new location will enable the firm to better serve clients in the northern Peninsula, the North Bay, and San Francisco. For more information on the announcement, please…

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Silicon Valley Software Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Speak on “Best Practices for Drafting Master Service Agreements & Managing the Service Relationship”

Silicon Valley Software Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will be presenting a webinar on “Best Practices for Drafting Master Service Agreements & Managing the Service Relationship” on Friday, March 8th at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST. The Prinz Law Office will be sponsoring the event, which is intended for lawyers as well as businesspeople. To register…

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The Prinz Law Office Opens New Palo Alto Office

The Prinz Law Office, which publishes the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog, has announced the opening of its new Silicon Valley location in Palo Alto. The new location will enable the firm to better serve clients throughout the San Francisco Bay. For more information on the announcement, please click here.

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The Anticipated Impact of The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”) on the Software Industry

Legal commentators have been raising alarms about the significant potential impact of The Foreign Investment Risk Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”), since the legislation was signed into law in August, 2018. In case you are unfamiliar with FIRRMA, the legislation dramatically expanded the powers of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”)…

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Software Industry Warns of Fallout from Australia’s Passage of New Anti-Encryption Legislation

The software industry is raising concerns about the potential consequences of Australia’s recent passage of legislation to provide law enforcement with expansive new powers to compel the disclosure of encrypted data. According to ITPro, the “Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018” was approved by a 46-11 majority in the Australian parliament…

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Silicon Valley Software Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz to Speak on “Negotiating SaaS Contracts” for Clear Law Institute

Silicon Valley Software Law Blog’s Kristie Prinz will present a webinar on “Negotiating SaaS Agreements: Drafting Key Contract Provisions, Protecting Customer and Vendor Interests” for Virginia-based Clear Law Institute on February 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. PST/ 1:00 p.m. EST.  The sponsor has made available a 35% discount off the registration fee with the discount…

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Recent FTC Enforcement Action Should Serve as Warning to Other Software Companies Claiming Privacy Shield Compliance

If your company has either pursued Privacy Shield certification, or publicly claimed to be in pursuit of Privacy Shield certification,  recent enforcement action by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) should put your company on notice that failure to maintain your certification may render you subject to FTC enforcement activity if you continue to make representations…

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Are “Unethical” App Subscription Practices Ruining the App Store?

Tech Crunch and Forbes recently reported on a problem plaguing the App Store: unethical subscription practices. According to Tech Crunch, commonly utilized unethical practices include as follows: that the apps are too aggressive in obtaining subscriptions; that the apps offer little functionality without upgrading; the apps provide no transparency around how free trials work; and the…

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California Agrees to Delay Enforcement of Net Neutrality Law

The State of California has just agreed to delay the enforcement of S. B. 822, also known as the California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018, until litigation is decided regarding whether the FCC can preempt state net neutrality laws is decided by the US Court of Appeals for the District of…

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