Document(s) published by this organization: 235
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|NAIC Summer 2015 Meeting: ORSA and Confidentiality|
Alice T. Kane, Hugh T. McCormick; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015The Summer 2015 Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the “NAIC”), which concluded on August 18, saw further developments on issues that Duane Morris has been following. This Alert discusses the controversy over confidentiality of the details of the reports...
|Bureau of Industry and Security Amends EAR Implementing Removal of Cuba's Designation as State Sponsor of Terrorism|
Brian S. Goldstein; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015On July 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, amended its Export Administration Regulations (EAR) implementing the elimination of the "State Sponsor of Terrorism" designation as applied to Cuba. The amendments also remove "AT"...
|First-ever Tax Treaty and Protocol Between the United States and Vietnam Signed|
Hope P. Krebs, Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015On 7 July 2015, the United States and Vietnam signed an income tax treaty and protocol (the "DTA"), the first ever between the two countries. This is yet another significant step toward further increasing trade relations between the two countries. Though signed, the DTA will not become...
|FERC Green-lights Puerto Rico Offshore LNG Import Terminal; Project's Ocean-Going Regasification Unit Is First of Its Kind Before the FERC|
Sheila Slocum Hollis, Dennis J. Hough, Ilia Levitine; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015On July 24, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its authorization pursuant to Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act for the siting, construction and operation of the Aguirre Offshore GasPort (GasPort), subject to certain environmental and operational conditions. The...
|Clarifications Published on Russia's Personal Data Localization Law|
Allison S. Khaskelis, Maxim A. Voltchenko; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on September 2, 2015On August 3, 2015, the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media (commonly referred to as "Minsviaz") published detailed-and the only written-guidelines clarifying the new personal data localization requirements implemented by the Amendments to the Personal Data Law, signed...
|EPA Proposes New Emission Rules Affecting the Oil and Natural Gas Industries|
Sheila Slocum Hollis; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another step in its bid to address climate change by issuing proposed rules aimed at reducing methane emissions. By their nature, the proposed rules will predominantly impact the oil and natural gas industries and come on...
|Russia Takes Steps to Implement Import Substitution Plan for Software|
Maxim A. Voltchenko; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015On June 16, 2015, the Russian Duma-the lower house of the Russian parliament-approved Legislative Bill No. 764677 in a third (and likely final) reading, taking another step forward on an import substitution strategy for software used in Russia. Earlier this year on April 1, 2015, the Ministry of...
|Landmark Agreement on Iran's Nuclear Program Reached Under Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action|
Brian S. Goldstein; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015On July 14, 2015, the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that although the United States and other negotiating parties reached an agreement under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the goal of ensuring that Iran's nuclear...
|Student Data Protection in an Era of Education Technology Innovation|
Katherine D. Brodie, Michelle Hon Donovan, Alison Haddock Hutton; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 7, 2015Consensus regarding how and whether to increase federal mandates and penalties concerning protection of PII has not yet been reached, but awareness exists that student PII, whether for K-12 students or older, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to unauthorized disclosure or misuse, in particular...
|NLRB Abandons Well-Established Joint-Employer Standard|
Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or "the Board") issued a 3-2 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery (32-RC-109684) that changes the well-established joint-employer standard, eliminating the requirement that...