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|U.S. House Passes Cyberthreat Information Sharing Bills|
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 24, 2015On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills that would promote cyberthreat information sharing. These steps, coupled with recent action on a federal data breach notification measure, show real progress on important aspects of privacy and data security. While...
|The Anthem Breach Silver Lining|
Diane D. Reynolds; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Anthem may have just experienced the largest health care data breach in U.S. history, with potentially 80 million individuals at risk from this “very sophisticated external cyber-attack,” according to Anthem Chief Executive Joseph Swedish. There will be months of analysis, debate and...
|House GOPers Try to Block Net Neutrality|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
April 21, 2015, previously published on April 17, 2015This week, a group of House Republicans introduced legislation aimed at blocking the Federal Communications Commission's net-neutrality regulations.
|White House Issues Proposal for FTC-Regulated Data Privacy Protection|
M. Christine Carty; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on March 2015On February 27, 2015, the White House proposed legislation to protect consumers’ personal data and information that is collected and used by private companies and nonprofits. Federal and state governments and their agencies are not covered by the proposed law.
|Safeguarding Your Information Assets: Are You Prepared?|
Stephenie Wingyuen Yeung; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on January 2015In view of the well-publicized data breaches in 2014 and the current renewed federal legislative focus on privacy and data security issues, we are providing this Alert to highlight some action items to safeguard your company’s information assets, and reduce exposure to liability in the event...
|Nova Scotia Class Proceeding Permanently and Unconditionally Stayed as Abuse of Process|
David Elman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015In BCE Inc. v. Gillis, 2015 NSCA 32, issued on April 9, 2015, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal considered the doctrine of abuse of process in the context of a proposed class proceeding where a virtually identical action, commenced by the same plaintiffs represented by the same counsel (Merchant Law...
|Digital Advertising Alliance Announces New Mobile Opt-Out Tools|
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 2015The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) announced two new mechanisms that will allow consumers to manage ad preferences on their mobile devices. The tools are intended to complement the existing opt-out mechanisms that are part of the DAA's self-regulatory program for online targeted advertising and...
|Communications Sector Adopts First-Of-Its-Kind Cybersecurity Measures|
James J. Giszczak, Sara Hutchins Jodka; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015For the first time, the communications industry has critical guidance and recommendations for cybersecurity protection. That's because a multidisciplinary group formed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) examined the cybersecuity risks to the communications sector and adopted an...
|The French Competition Authority Sanctions the Independent Radios EIG for Not Respecting the Commitments Made in 2006|
Sara Pomar, Emmanuelle van den Broucke; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015The French Competition Authority once again recalled, in its decision handed down on February 26, 2015, that companies which do not respect the commitments made to end proceedings brought against them, risk fines, which can be significant.
|The Procedure for Allocation of Spectrum for DTT (Mux-8) Has Now Started|
Karol Laskowski, Igor Ostrowski; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015On 12 March 2015 the President of the Polish Office for Electronic Communications (Polish: UKE) announced a contest for frequency reservations in the 174 - 230 MHz band, dedicated for the eighth multiplex (MUX-8) of Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT). The bidders have until April 29, 2015 to make their...