Auto-acks don't create a contract

From Eric Goldman’s blog Acknowledging Receipt of an Email Doesn’t Form a Contract–Stebbins v. Wal-Mart. I know a number of people who have tried the “if you do X, we will have a contract” trick and it’s nice to see the courts pointing out how silly this is.

Privacy policies in court

Venkat has an analysis of a case where an individual provided a unique address to a vendor and that vendor released the address in violation of the posted privacy policy. The federal court rejected the suit due to the failure of the plaintiff to provide evidence of harm. I posted last week about privacy policies and how often they are intentionally or unintentionally violated and when email...

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