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HTMLObama Administration Anticipates Movement in Doomsday Clock
Scott Hitch, Michelli Rivera; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
Last week the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) moved the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight. Advancement of the clock hand symbolizes experts’ concerns on the threat of global catastrophe. Kennette Benedict, executive director of the BAS warned that...

 

HTMLOn the Third Day of Privacy, the Shareholders Gave to Me......
Megan N. Gates; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
As the holiday season slips into the rear view mirror, another season looms large for public companies - proxy season. Adding to the ever-growing chorus of demands for increased transparency by public companies on cybersecurity and privacy matters, institutional shareholders have recently begun to...

 

HTMLFCC’s Retroactive Solicited Fax Opt-Out Waiver Window Closing
Ernest C. Cooper; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014
Businesses that engage in fax advertising and solicitation should pay careful attention to the recent ruling by the Federal Communications Commission clarifying that even fax advertisements sent with the prior express invitation or permission of the recipient must include an opt-out notice that:...

 

HTMLCybersecurity Executive Order: Not Much New
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
President Obama’s February 13 Executive Order, “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing” (the “EO”), turns out to be light on new measures to improve cybersecurity, but focused heavily on adjustments to prior Executive Orders implementing the rules...

 

HTMLOn the Tenth Day of Privacy, OCR Gave to Me.....
Dianne J. Bourque; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has received tremendous publicity in recent years for its upward-trending fines and aggressive enforcement of HIPAA violations. Seven-figure fines are becoming the norm for serious violations, for example, in May of this year,...

 

HTMLThe Youtube Kids App Is Here! Now What?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
Google made good on the rumors and the company’s subsequent promise last December to create a family-friendly version of its popular YouTube service with its launch on Monday of the YouTube Kids app. Available on both the App Store and Google Play free of cost and only in the United States,...

 

HTMLMore than Employees Bargained For: Do Union Employees Have a Right to Bargain Over Company Data Breaches?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
These days most employers manage a vast amount of electronic information about their employees, including the employees’ personal identifying information. But, what obligations do employers have to unionized employees with respect to managing that information and bargaining with them in the...

 

HTMLOn the Fifth Day of Privacy, California (and Delaware) gave to me
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day - January 1, 2015 - and four are from California. Pull up a chair, brew that cup of tea. It’s time to review and prepare.

 

HTMLFTC Announces Annual Revision to HSR Jurisdictional Thresholds
Robert G. Kidwell, Helen J. Kim, Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 12, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 15, 2015 increased jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the HSR Act).

 

HTMLPatentability of Software Post-Alice: How Do Courts Determine Whether an Idea is Abstract?
Sean Casey, Matthew A. Karambelas, Courtney Quish, Michael T. Renaud; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l on patentable subject matter, courts have tried to follow the prescribed framework. Under Alice, patent claims are invalid if directed to “abstract ideas” and if the ordered combination of those abstract...

 


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