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|EU 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;
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 2015After 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...
|Do 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;
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015On 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...
|No Safe Harbor for EU-U.S. Data Transfers|
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 2015In 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....
|New Maine Social Media Privacy Law Takes Effect October 15, 2015|
David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 20, 2015, previously published on October 9, 2015Maine 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.
|Public Consultation to Review the European Telecom Framework: An Opportunity for Operators to Be Heard|
Remy Fekete; Jones Day;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 2015The 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...
|The FCC Taketh Away and Giveth: Under The TCPA, Not All Efaxes are Junk|
Richik Sarkar; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 21, 2015, previously published on September 18, 2015In 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...
|Lyft Gets Cited by FCC for Robo-Texting|
Paul D. Abbott; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 18, 2015, previously published on September 15, 2015Companies 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...
|New rules governing communications with certain Mexican government officials|
Nicolas Borda, Hugo López Coll, Hector D. Sanchez Fernandez; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
September 8, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015This 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.
|Clarifications Published on Russia's Personal Data Localization Law|
Allison S. Khaskelis, Maxim A. Voltchenko; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on September 2, 2015On 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, signed...
|5 Deadly Sins Cyber Criminals Know About Law Firm Security|
Brent Cantrell, Fred Cobb, Justin Joy, William Kunkel; Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.;
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 2015Nearly every day we hear news of some new, large-scale cyber hack. For instance, the recent OPM database hack compromised personal information for over 21 million past and current federal employees and contractors. This attack, along with those on Target, Home Depot and several large insurance...