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|Cybersecurity and Privacy in State of the Union Address|
Cynthia Larose; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
February 19, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015As expected in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made it very clear that cybersecurity is on his agenda for 2015. After stating that:
|T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Roswell - Contemporaneous Reasons Needed for Denying Cell Towers|
Andrew McRoberts; Sands Anderson PC;
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015At issue was the breadth of the requirement in 47 U.S.C. § 332(c)(7)(B)(iii) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (the “Act”), which provides that a locality’s denial of an application to build a cell phone tower “shall be in writing and supported by substantial...
|D.C. Federal Court Allows IT Worker Lawsuit Over Optional Practical Training Program|
Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014A lawsuit brought by a union and several IT workers concerning the legality of the student visa work program known as Optional Practical Training (OPT) was given the go-ahead by federal district court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, following her denial of the Department of Homeland Security’s...
|Data Security, Cyber Liability and First-party Costs for Mid Cap and Small Companies Are Reaching Catastrophic Levels|
Joseph F. Bermudez, Scott Sweeney, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014Curiously, while the numbers on data security and cyber liability losses have grabbed headlines, the published information has not focused on the insurance perspective. NetDiligence® recently released its Cyber Claims Study 2014 (the Study), which focuses on cyber liability insurance claims and...
|White House Announces Historic Shift in U.S. Embargo on Cuba|
Cyril T. Brennan, Renee A. Latour; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014On Dec. 17, 2014, President Obama announced plans for an historic overhaul of the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Among other changes, the president’s announcement indicated that significant developments are expected in the current U.S. restrictions on Cuba-related travel, financial transactions,...
|California Amends Law to Expand Businesses’ Obligations in the Wake of a Data Breach|
Gregory Bautista, Donald P. Sullivan, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Entities that own, license or maintain personally identifiable information on California residents beware - on January 1, 2015, an amendment to California’s privacy and breach law goes into effect that may have a significant impact on the way entities respond to data breaches. Starting in...
|South Carolina's Lifeline Program Grows|
Terreni Law Firm L.L.C.;
February 16, 2015, previously published by Terreni Law Firm Newsbrief, February 2015 on Winter 2015South Carolina's high Lifeline participation may be due to the fact that a relatively high percentage of South Carolinians live at or below the poverty level. In 2013, the latest year for which figures are available, the percentage of South Carolinians at or below poverty increased to 18.6%, up...
|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).