Edward Heath

Edward Heath

Ed Heath is an experienced trial lawyer who has taken matters to verdict in state and federal courts and has appeared on behalf of international and domestic businesses in courts throughout the country. In addition, he routinely counsels clients in connection with government investigations involving agencies such as the United States Attorneys’ Offices, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Coast Guard, as well as the attorneys general of various states. His clients have included technology companies; manufacturers; financial institutions; health care entities; educational, charitable, and religious organizations; professional associations, such as law and accounting firms; municipalities; judges; and media personalities. Read his full rc.com bio here.

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Businesses rejoice but poster beware: Yelp ordered to identify anonymous reviewer

Many business have suffered the misery and frustration of a harshly negative, anonymous online review. That anonymity, critics argue, frees the reviewer from worries about the need for accuracy and, worse yet, encourages the spiteful posting of false accusations designed to drive away customers. In competitive markets, the targeted business has no choice but to … Continue Reading

The Facebook Warrant Decision

Last week a New York state appeals court recognized that “Facebook users share more intimate personal information through their Facebook accounts than may be revealed through rummaging about one’s home.” Nonetheless, the court held that online providers and their users are powerless to stop the government from obtaining details about the users’ online activities once … Continue Reading

FTC says self-reporting is likely to result in more favorable resolution

Last week, the FTC encouraged companies to self-report data breaches with the promise of more likely favorable treatment.  The statement comes in a blog post, authored by Mark Eichorn, an Assistant Director in the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection.  Although the post provides a general overview of an FTC investigation … Continue Reading

Connecticut AG forms new privacy and data security department

On March 13, 2015, the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office announced that it has created a privacy and data security department to focus on data breach and consumer privacy investigations and litigation. Attorney General George Jepsen said, When I took office in January 2011, it became immediately clear that data privacy and security were growing concerns … Continue Reading