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HTMLDo as You Say (and as You Should Do): How the Hospitality Industry Can Brace for Data Privacy Actions
Mark S. Eisen; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015
On October 2, 2015, Trump International Hotels became the latest in a growing line of data breach class action victims. Driscoll v. Trump International Hotels Management LLC, No. 15-cv-1089 (S.D. Ill.). Indeed, the hospitality industry as a whole is seeing increased scrutiny from both...


HTMLEU Parliament Committee Calls on the Commission for Immediate Action on US Data Transfers
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 14, 2015
The EU Parliament committee that is charged with considering data protection matters (LIBE) has issued a press release calling on the European Commission to take action before the end of 2015 to come up with alternatives to Safe Harbor. Importantly, LIBE has also called on the Commission to...


HTMLEU Data Protection: Article 29 Working Party Says Standard Contractual Clauses, Binding Corporate Rules are Adequate—for Now
Olivier Haas, Mauricio F. Paez, Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 2015
After the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") declared the 2000/520/EC Safe Harbor decision of the European Commission (the "Safe Harbor") to be invalid, there was considerable uncertainty as to whether alternative measures of protection to legalize the transfer of personal data...


HTMLNo Safe Harbor for EU-U.S. Data Transfers
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 2015
In a landmark decision with immediate repercussions for both American and European companies, Europe’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), ruled that the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor framework enabling data transfers of personal data between the EU and U.S. is invalid....


HTMLNew Maine Social Media Privacy Law Takes Effect October 15, 2015
David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2015, previously published on October 9, 2015
Maine has become the latest state to restrict employers’ ability to access social media accounts of employees and applicants. A new Maine statute, which will go into effect on October 15, 2015, prohibits a broad range of employer conduct.


HTMLPublic Consultation to Review the European Telecom Framework: An Opportunity for Operators to Be Heard
Remy Fekete; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 2015
The European Commission published, on September 11, 2015, a public consultation on the evaluation and review of the regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services. The public consultation is a first step in the future reform of the regulatory framework, which constitutes...


HTMLThe FCC Taketh Away and Giveth: Under The TCPA, Not All Efaxes are Junk
Richik Sarkar; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 21, 2015, previously published on September 18, 2015
In their recent decision “In the Matter of Westfax, Inc., Petition for Consideration and Clarification”(Westfax ruling), the FCC addressed a petition from Westfax seeking clarification regarding liability for commercial (e.g., advertisement) efaxes. The FCC clarified that efaxes...


HTMLLyft Gets Cited by FCC for Robo-Texting
Paul D. Abbott; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2015, previously published on September 15, 2015
Companies that require customers to agree to receive autodialed marketing calls and text messages as a condition for using the companies’ services have been put on notice that they may be in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Last week, the Federal...


HTMLNew rules governing communications with certain Mexican government officials
Nicolas Borda, Hugo López Coll, Hector D. Sanchez Fernandez; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 8, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015
This GT Alert provides information regarding the publication of the General Guidelines for government officials that participate in government contracts and issuance of licenses, permits, authorizations and concessions.


HTMLClarifications Published on Russia's Personal Data Localization Law
Allison S. Khaskelis, Maxim A. Voltchenko; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on September 2, 2015
On August 3, 2015, the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media (commonly referred to as "Minsviaz") published detailed-and the only written-guidelines clarifying the new personal data localization requirements implemented by the Amendments to the Personal Data Law,[1] signed...


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