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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...


HTML5 Deadly Sins Cyber Criminals Know About Law Firm Security
Brent Cantrell, Fred Cobb, Justin Joy, William Kunkel; Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 2015
Nearly 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...


HTMLThird Circuit Holds FTC Has Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity under Unfairness Prong of 15 U.S.C. § 45(a)
Melissa K. Ventrone, Aleksandra M. S. Vold; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015
The Third Circuit recently issued its highly anticipated ruling in the Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., Case. No. 14-3514, holding that the FTC has authority to regulate the cybersecurity practices of companies under the “unfair” prong of section 5 of the FTC Act. In...


HTMLThird Circuit Affirms the FTC's Authority to Regulate and Enforce Data Security
Richard J. (Jay) Johnson, Todd S. McClelland, Daniel J. (Dan) McLoon, Michael G. (Mike) Morgan, Jeff Rabkin; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 2015
In FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., No 14-3514, -- F.3d-- (3d Cir. Aug. 24, 2015), the Third Circuit issued an important decision affirming a United States District Court of New Jersey ruling that the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has authority under Section 5 of the Federal Trade...


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