Information Privacy and the Law within these United States

Joe Bambara, Attorney at Law, UCNY, USA

To begin with, the right to privacy is not explicitly stated anywhere in the Bill of Rights. The idea of a right to privacy was first addressed within a legal context in the United States. Curiously not unlike today’s world, in 1884 advances in technology called for changes in the law. The invention of the Eastman Kodak “Brownie” a handheld camera made it possible to take candid snapshots in public places. Attorney’s Samuel D. Warren and future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis feared this new technology would be used by the "sensationalistic press".

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USA Privacy University June 2014 Vol. 7, No. 27, Spring 2014

Joe Bambara

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Joseph J. Bambara is currently In House Counsel and a VP of technology architecture at UCNY, Inc. His e-mail address is jbambara@ucny.com. For the last 10 years, he has been acting as Counsel for small to mid-size technology firms in the metro area. He has worked on outsourcing contracts, intellectual property as it pertains to mobile and enterprise software, SMS mobile marketing issues as well as trade/service marks. In addition to Lawline, he has done CLE’s on law and technology for New York County and City Bar Association. He was named The New York Enterprise Report Technology Attorney of 2010. Prior entrepreneurial career included developing applications systems for the financial, brokerage, manufacturing, medical, and entertainment industries in New York, Los Angeles and western European community including Java on the mobile, enterprise and database development. Mr. Bambara has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Computer Science. He holds a Juris Doctorate in Law and is admitted to the New York State Bar. He has taught various computer courses for CCNY's School of Engineering. He is the Chairman of the New York County Lawyers Association Cyberspace Committee and an active member in the International Technology Law Association. He has authored the following books: Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051) (McGraw-Hill, 2007,2014), J2EE Unleashed (SAMS 2001), PowerBuilder: A Guide To Developing Client/Server Applications (McGraw-Hill, 1995), Informix: Client/Server Application Development (McGraw-Hill, 1997), Informix: Universal Data Option (McGraw-Hill, 1998), SQL Server Developer's Guide (IDG, 2000). Over the past ten years, he has taught numerous courses and given many presentations on all aspects of the law and enterprise and mobile development in cities worldwide, including Los Angeles, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Orlando, Nashville, New York, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm.

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UC is an unified communications consulting and technology workforce acquisition firm, providing services to a global clientele since 1996. Our list of clients includes: Standard and Poor's, McGraw-Hill, Bank of New York, CNA Insurance, Deutsche Bank, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Lewco, The New York Stock Exchange, Nestlé Waters. NYC (Mayors office & HPD), Merck, Merrill Lynch, OSI Pharmaceutical, PurchaseSoft, Roche, Schroder & Co., Salomon Smith Barney, SIAC, and Sony Time/Warner. Our company is comprised of highly qualified and experienced professionals. We combine industry know-how, expertise in new technologies and proven approaches in order to solve business problems fast.

USA Privacy University June 2014 Vol. 7, No. 27, Spring 2014