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|Social Media: The Ethical Obstacle Course for You and Your Lawyer|
Rachel Lowes; Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association;
December 18, 2014Sophisticated social media sites and “apps” like Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Foursquare often blur the lines of ethics and legality by giving opposing parties and counsel access to details of the lives of unsuspecting parties, witnesses, other lawyers,...
|Luxembourg Leaks: Potential Risks to Companies Whose Luxembourg Tax Rulings Have Been Released to the Public|
Lodewijk P.W. Berger, Thomas Jestaedt, Scott M. Levine, Howard M. Liebman, Raymond J. Wiacek; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014This week, the so-called "International Consortium of Investigative Journalists" ("ICIJ"), on its website, leaked a total of 548 tax rulings that multinational companies obtained in Luxembourg in the period from 2002 to 2010.
|FDA Voices Privacy Concerns and Promotes Medical Device Cybersecurity with New Guidance, Collaborative Information-Sharing|
Laurie A. Clarke, Alexis Slagle Gilroy, Colleen Heisey, Kevin D. Lyles, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014Cybersecurity of medical devices poses unique challenges for industry and regulators, because of potential risks in device malfunction, disruption of medical care, and compromised patient data, as well as the challenge of balancing countervailing needs, such as patient safety and ensuring that...
|Southern Stipulation: Tennessee and South Carolina Agree Cloud Collaboration is Taxable Communication|
Charles C. Kearns, Jessica L. Kerner; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
December 12, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014In what appears to be the latest in a series of conflicting rulings issued to the same company from at least seven other states, Tennessee and South Carolina have rendered their own opinions addressing the application of sales tax to cloud collaboration service.
|Beware of FCC’s New Rules & Deadlines on Handling Telecommunications Equipment|
Ronald D. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014Our newsletters have often updated you on the changing landscape and new laws that impact how a municipality may handle a request to install wireless telecommunications equipment and facilities ¿ such as a cell tower and related equipment. Our May 2013 newsletter noted that the FCC was going...
|Revised STELA Reauthorization Legislation Passed by House|
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 2014On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5728, a revised bill reauthorizing the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA). In addition to extending the expiring STELA provisions for another five years, the bill, which is entitled the STELA...
|Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act: Supreme Court Grants Time Extension to Alberta Government to Make Amendments|
Craig Brusnyk, Tamara L. Hunter, Matylda Makulska; Davis LLP;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously held that Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) infringed on the right of freedom of expression in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by limiting the ability of labour unions to videotape and...
|ISO 27018 - Data Protection Standards for the Cloud|
Jonathan A. Beckham, Kedrick N. Eily, Angela F. Ramson, Alan N. Sutin; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014In July 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published ISO/IEC 27018 (ISO 27018), a code of practice that sets forth standards and guidelines pertaining to the protection of data consisting of “personally...
|Southern District of New York Holds That Aereo is Not Eligible for the Cable Compulsory License; Grants Preliminary Injunction|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding, Glenn G. Pudelka; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014In the latest, but not unexpected, development in the ongoing Aereo saga, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has rejected Aereo’s contention that it is a “cable system” eligible for the Copyright Act’s cable compulsory license and has...
|Mandatory Privacy Training Rule for Federal Contractors Expected Soon|
Jonathan T. Cain; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014A rule to require federal contactors handling personally identifiable information to train their employees in safeguarding the information is close to release. Under the anticipated rule, contractor employees will have to undergo either agency training when the agency chooses to make it available,...