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|Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S. Nonprofits?|
Stuart P. Ingis, Tiffany M. Nichols, Michael A. Signorelli, Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum; Venable LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 2014Under Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL), as of July 1, 2014, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations engaged in marketing and fundraising campaigns from within Canada or to recipients in Canada must acquire prior "express consent" from recipients before sending commercial...
|Telecommuting May Be Reasonable Accommodation|
Baker Sterchi Cowden Rice L.L.C.;
June 23, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, stating that technological advances have greatly expanded the ability of employees to work remotely, found that telecommuting could be a reasonable accommodation for an employee with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
|FCC Issues Rules for First-Ever Incentive Auction of TV Broadcast Spectrum|
John M. Beahn, Joshua Gruenspecht, David H. Pawlik, Ivan A. Schlager; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014 On June 2, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, or Commission) released rules designed to implement the first-ever incentive auction in which spectrum will be recovered from television broadcasters, who voluntarily choose to give up some or all of their spectrum usage rights in...
|ITC Issues $6.2 Million Dollar Civil Penalty For Consent Order Violation In Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices (337-TA-854)|
Lisa M. Mandrusiak, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014On June 9, 2014, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice and order in Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, System and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-854) determining to impose a civil penalty on Respondents in the amount of...
|Think Before You Write|
Ashley G. Moss; Vandeventer Black LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 2014In the not-so-distant past, all written communications were typed on letterhead, reviewed several times for accuracy, and signed with ink. As technology has evolved, letters have been largely replaced by emails, texts, and the like, reserving their archaic predecessor for special, more formal,...
|Lawyers and Social Media: Ethical Considerations, Problems and Pitfalls|
John A. Tarantino; Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.;
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014Social media provides an extraordinary means not only to communicate and share information, but also to obtain information that they may lead to incriminating, exculpatory and impeachment evidence for use in discovery and at trial. Social media can help an attorney obtain information about...
|Attorney General's Office Issues "Do Not Track" Disclosure Guidelines|
Richard J. Johnson, Ka-on Li, Mauricio F. Paez, Katherine S. Ritchey, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 2014The California Attorney General's Office recently issued a set of guidelines, titled "Making Your Privacy Practices Public" ("Guidelines"), designed to help companies develop "meaningful" privacy policies that provide transparency, accountability, and choice for online...
|FTC Calls for Greater Transparency for Data Brokers|
Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) called for legislative and industry actions in a 110-page report on the practices of data brokers, released Tuesday. The report is the culmination of an 18-month study of information obtained from nine data brokers, including such prominent companies...
|California Attorney General Provides Guidance for Complying With New Do Not Track Requirements|
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, Nerissa Coyle McGinn, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 2014Kamala Harris, the California Attorney General, recently released guidance for complying with California's new Do Not Track requirements which took effect January 1, 2014.
|Health Data Breach Victims Have Standing to Sue Says WV Supreme Court|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014The most common defense against class actions for data breach has itself been breached in a ruling last week by the West Virginia Supreme Court.