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|California To Expand Its Data Breach Notification Rules|
Brian R. Blackman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2014California has broadened its data breach notification statutes in response to the increasing number of large data breaches of customer information. AB 1710, which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law, amends California’s Data Breach Notification Law to (1) ban the sale, advertising for sale...
|If They Could Be All You Wanted: The FCC Gets Serious About Small Cells|
J. Aaron George, Douglas A. "Drew" Svor, Dave Thomas; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 5, 2015, previously published on October 28, 2014Say what you will about inside-the-Beltway leadership vacuums, political gridlock and the indecipherable output from the grey, grinding gears of our government agencies, but once in a while Washington actually gets it right. Or mostly right.
|ITC Institutes Investigation (337-TA-942) Regarding Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets III|
Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 26, 2014On December 23, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing their vote to institute an investigation of Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets III (Inv. No. 337-TA-942).
|Protective Order Can Limit Disclosure of Company’s Non-Public Information in Employment Dispute|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 3, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2014When involved in litigation, a company's non-public information, such as trade secrets, can be prevented from becoming public information by a court-granted protective order. While a blanket protection is unlikely to be granted by a court, early consideration of information potentially sought by a...
|Does the Secret Service Need a BYOD Policy? Addressing Personal Device Usage in the Workplace|
V. John Ella; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 3, 2015, previously published on November 14, 2014According to a November 13, 2014 article in the New York Times (based on a review by the Department of Homeland Security), an intruder was able to enter the White House back in September due to a succession of performance, organizational, and technical failures. One of the specific findings was...
|CRTC Concludes First Enforcement Under Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation|
Arnold Fridhandler, Graeme S. Harrison; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 20, 2015, previously published on October 14, 2014On October 7, 2014, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced the conclusion of its first investigation and enforcement action under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) since coming into force on July 1, 2014.
|Risky Business: BLG Sees Cyber Risks Underlining Challenges to Canadian Businesses|
Eusis Dougan-McKenzie; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014Toronto (December 16, 2014) — Cyber risks will be a dominant issue for Canadian businesses in 2015, according to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) in its 2015 Top 10 Business Risks report. Following a Statistics Canada report that 14 per cent of large enterprises experienced an Internet...
|The Most Hackable Month of the Year: Steps Companies Can Take to Protect Themselves from Data Breaches|
Kirsten Thompson; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 28, 2014In a few short days it will be Cyber Monday, the kickoff to the financial madness that is the holiday shopping season. For cybercriminals and fraudsters, December represents the mother lode of hackable data.
Matthew D. Lawless; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
|Issuer Banks’ Claims in Target Data Breach Litigation Survive Motion to Dismiss|
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014Federal District Judge Paul Magnuson has ruled that banks that issued credit and debit cards to customers whose data was stolen in the December 2013 Target data breach could continue to litigate claims against Target for negligence and violation of Minnesota’s Plastic Security Card Act...