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|Countdown to Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Issues You Need to Know and Act On Now - Issue #2|
Samantha C. Kernahan; McLennan Ross LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014Canada’s new Anti-Spam law and regulations (“CASL”) come into effect on July 1, 2014. The purpose of CASL is to the limit the sending of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) without the consent of a recipient. In this second “CASL Countdown Alert”, I...
|Countdown to Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Issues You Need to Know and Act On Now - Issue #3|
Samantha C. Kernahan; McLennan Ross LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014Canada’s new Anti-Spam law and regulations (“CASL”) come into effect on July 1, 2014. The purpose of CASL is to the limit the sending of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) without the consent of a recipient. However, CASL also imposes content requirements for all...
|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,...
|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...
|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...
|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.
|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...