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|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...
|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...
|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...
|Primer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part One|
Christopher S. Colby; Vandeventer Black LLP;
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014Imagine that your laptop is stolen. Since you conduct all your business on it, you struggle to remember the last time you backed up your data, and agonize at the prospect of rebuilding weeks, months, and possibly years of files. As you contemplate the recovery of your business data, you should also...
|Health Data Breach Victims Have Standing to Sue Says WV Supreme Court|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014The most common defense against class actions for data breach has itself been breached in a ruling last week by the West Virginia Supreme Court.
|Primer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part Two|
Christopher S. Colby; Vandeventer Black LLP;
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014Recall from Part I of the Primer on Virginia's Data Breach Law that your laptop has been stolen, and you have concluded there has been a breach of security under Virginia's data breach law. You must now determine whom to notify, and this will depend on your relationship to the data. Individuals or...
|Making Privacy Practices Public: the California Attorney General’s New Guidelines Keep the Focus on the Consumer’s Perspective and New Disclosure Requirements|
Cynthia J. Larose, Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
|Pennsylvania Supreme Court Evenly Divided on Discoverability of Attorney-Expert Communications|
Matthew L. Erlanger, Jennifer M. Horn; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
June 6, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014On April 29, 2014, an evenly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order affirming the Pennsylvania Superior Court’s decision in Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital. The ruling means that communications between a party’s counsel and a party’s expert witness remain exempt from...
|Promises to Keep: Lessons Learned from Facebook’s Recent Acquisitions of WhatsApp and Moves|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
June 4, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014Mergers are never simple, but the acquisition of consumer products and technology requires the purchasing entity to consider a number of questions and issues beyond the standard concerns related to executive pay, corporate valuations and per share prices. Will we be able to integrate our corporate...
|California Attorney General Issues Recommendations on Developing Privacy Policies|
Ronald W. Del Sesto, Courtney E. Smith; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
June 4, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014On May 21, 2014, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued recommendations regarding recent revisions to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”). CalOPPA requires an operator of a website or online service that collects personally identifiable information from...