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|Healthcare Organizations Can Take Steps to Mitigate Heartbleed Impact|
Peter J. Enko, Deborah H. Juhnke, Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014Because the healthcare community relies upon encryption to safeguard e-Protected Health Information (ePHI), vulnerability to the underlying security of any encryption code is potentially devastating.
|Copyright Office Schedules Webinar on New Electronic Statement of Account Filing System for April 24, 2014 at 2 PM|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014 The Copyright Office, which has been working for several years to develop an electronic filing system for cable operators’ semi-annual Statement of Account filings (known as the “Electronic Licensing” (or “eLi”) system), has scheduled a Webinar to describe the new...
|FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing Cybersecurity Information|
Robert P. Davis, Lisa Jose Fales, Jason R. Wool; Venable LLP;
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 2014On April 10, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a policy statement clarifying that the Agencies "do not believe that antitrust is - or should be - a roadblock to legitimate cybersecurity information sharing." But while the policy statement may...
|California Federal Court Requires Pre-Recording Notification of All Cell Phone Calls Under California Invasion of Privacy Act|
Michael L. Mallow, Christine M. Reilly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 2014A federal district court in the Northern District of California in March refused to dismiss a consumer class action against wireless telecommunications company Verizon alleging that a third-party collections agency hired by Verizon violated the state's unlawful recording statute. California Penal...
|EU Regulators Issue Draft Contractual Clauses for EU to Non- EU Data Transfers|
Jane Elphick, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 17, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014On March 21 2014, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) issued Working document 01/2014 on Draft Ad hoc contractual clauses “EU data processor to non-EU sub-processor" (the “Working Document”), which contains draft ad-hoc contractual clauses for...
|The Second Opinion: A Defamation Claim without “Merit” — The BCCA Shields Directors from Liability for Statements made as part of Continuous Corporate Disclosure|
Anthony M.C. Alexander; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014Public corporations are required by law to provide continuous disclosure of information likely to be relevant to existing or potential shareholders. The directors of such corporations must be careful to ensure that such disclosure is timely and accurate, and that it cannot be characterized as...
|U.S. and U.K. Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Collaboration on Data Privacy Enforcement|
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 2014Citing the increasing frequency with which consumer information crosses international borders and the need for coordinated monitoring and enforcement strategies related to consumer privacy, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its U.K. counterpart,...
|States Further Attempt to Protect Minors' Privacy Online|
Kenneth R. Florin, Nerissa Coyle McGinn, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 2014Following the adoption of a California law protecting minors under the age of 18 online, Delaware has now introduced House Bill 261, which would add a new section called the Child Online Protection Act to Title 6 of the Delaware Code. The California bill, which was enacted in September 2013 and...
|Social Media Generates Amendment to Right to Privacy Act|
Ryan A. Haas; Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014Can an employer in Illinois lawfully require an employee to provide a password or access to his or her LinkedIn account? Under the recent amendment to the Illinois Right to Privacy Act, it depends on whether the account is considered a “professional account” or a “personal...
|Is Wheeler Gaga for Gigabit? The FCC Liberates 100 MHz of Spectrum for Unlicensed Wi-Fi|
Douglas A. "Drew" Svor, Dave Thomas; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014On April 1, the FCC took steps to remedy a small but growing annoyance of modern life: poor Wi-Fi connectivity. Removing restrictions that had been in place to protect the mobile satellite service uplinks of Globalstar, and by unanimous vote, the FCC’s First Report and Order on U-NII will...