We’re often asked about what financial or other company information has to be disclosed to investors and stockholders, what information can be demanded, and what information can be kept internally. We’re kicking off a two-part series to clear up some commonly asked questions about financial inspection rights, starting with the […]

In a recent episode of the HBO startup drama Silicon Valley, the development team at Pied Piper have created and are marketing a video messaging app, PiperChat. Unfortunately, the team fails to successfully migrate their terms of service onto the app, and they come to learn that a significant percent […]

Do Not Track is a policy proposal turned technical mechanism that enables users to opt out of tracking from websites they do not directly visit, including analytics services, advertising networks, and social platforms. It is different from the “Do Not Call” list as it is not a list, but rather […]

With the growing trend in cloud computing, chances are you use “the cloud” in at least some aspect of your business.  “Cloud computing” refers to remotely accessing services or information from third party data centers.  It essentially stores your data on a distant server, allowing you to access it from […]

When Google filed an S-1 for its 2004 IPO, one of the sections in Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s letter to shareholders was titled “Don’t Be Evil.”  According to the prospectus, the founders’ belief was that Google’s long-run interests would be better served if it “does good things for the […]

This past Tuesday Facebook agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding its ever-controversial privacy policy. The complete settlement can he found here. The charge against Facebook was that that company deceived consumers “by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing […]