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|Clotting Heartbleed: Guidance on Privacy Breaches, Notification Obligations and Proposed Amendments to Privacy Legislation|
Rahim Esmail, Terry Gao; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 20, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014Canadian organizations with control over personal information should be aware of the privacy vulnerabilities of Heartbleed and their related legal obligations. Below, we have summarized: (1) the risks of Heartbleed; (2) the notification obligations of organizations that have experienced a privacy...
|Tennessee Limits Employers’ Access to Private Social Media Accounts of Employees, Job Applicants|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014Tennessee has joined the growing number of states that prohibits employers, including government entities, from requesting or requiring access to the private social networking or online accounts of employees and job applicants. The Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014, signed by Governor Bill Haslam...
|US Government Announces Reforms to Space and Satellite Systems Export Controls|
Nathaniel B. Bolin, Jeffrey D. Gerrish, Jamieson Greer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014On May 13, 2014, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued interim final rules amending the U.S. export controls on satellites, spacecraft systems and related parts,...
|Internet Explorer Issues Patch to Fix Cyber Risk - April’s “Lessons Learned” for CIOs|
Kathie McDonald-McClure, Lisa E. Underwood; Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP;
May 14, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014On May 1, 2014, Microsoft released a critical security update announcing a patch for all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), including the XP version, which contained a security flaw making computers and their networks highly vulnerable to malicious hacker attacks. The patch, which fixes...
|SEC Cybersecurity Initiative: Five Steps ALL Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers Should be Taking|
Cynthia J. Larose, Breton Leone-Quick, A. W. "Chip" Phinney, Joel D. Rothman; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released a Risk Alert announcing its Cybersecurity Initiative. What does this mean to broker-dealers and investment advisers and, even if you are not one of the “chosen...
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is trying to rework net-neutrality regulations after old regulations were struck down in court in January.
|Cyber Risks for the Boardroom Part 3: Top Questions Directors Should be Asking about D&O Coverage|
Danny Harary, Heidi A. Lawson; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 7, 2014Directors never want to be in the unenviable position of having to seek coverage under their D&O policy. Nevertheless the D&O policy is an indispensable corporate expense, particularly in the case of public companies, where exposures can be much higher. Especially today, when companies are...
|Cybersecurity: A Growing Concern for the Utility Industry|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014The scope of the cybersecurity threat is large and continues to grow for the utility industry. After the well-publicized data breach of Target's credit card system, companies of all sizes and variety need to make cybersecurity a top priority. Protection of customer and employee information is...
|Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Are You Prepared?|
Chad Matheson; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014On July 1, 2014, certain provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (“CASL”) will come into force and govern how businesses can communicate with Canadian recipients. Given its scope, CASL is considered to be one of the most stringent commercial electronic messaging laws in the...
|Data Privacy Alert: Prepare for Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor|
Neil Ray; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014In the aftermath of disclosures of the extent of U.S. government monitoring of private communications, the European Commission is currently considering changes in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework. The EU and its member states already have some of the strictest data privacy laws in the world. Under...