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|Rocky Road Ahead for Ashley Madison after Widespread Damage Arising from Disclosure of Personal Information|
Scott Sweeney; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015Ashley Madison, the self-described “world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters” is the latest high-profile social media website to sustain a cyberattack. Established to provide an opportunity for married persons to engage in extramarital affairs, Ashley Madison...
|Third Circuit Says FTC Has Jurisdiction Over Cybersecurity And Privacy Practices|
Larry A. Silverman; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015In a closely watched case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has affirmed that the Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over charges that Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s cybersecurity and privacy practices were “unfair” under 15 U.S.C. section 45(a). FTC v....
|Have You Had Your Annual Checkup? The FTC Cracks Down on Inaccurate U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Claims|
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 2015While the U.S.-EU “Safe Harbor” Framework for transferring data into the United States is hardly new — it was approved 15 years ago — the Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its enforcement efforts on companies that inaccurately represent their certification under...
|Remijas v. Neiman Marcus: Seventh Circuit Affords Broad Standing To Sue Over Consumer
Michael F. Buchanan, Michelle W. Cohen, Peter C. Harvey, Jonah M. Knobler, Craig Alan Newman; Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP;
September 1, 2015, previously published on July 2015When hackers breach a business’s systems, class actions are sure to follow. Often, however, these suits have faltered right out of the starting gate. Citing the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International, many federal district judges have dismissed these suits,...
|It’s 2015: The Future Is Here for Legal Tech|
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015It may be hard to believe, but we already have closed the books on 2014, and we now have started making our legal way into 2015. The year 2015 at first blush sounds futuristic, and in many ways we really are living in the legal tech future we could have barely imagined not that many years ago.
|D.C. Federal Court Allows IT Worker Lawsuit Over Optional Practical Training Program|
Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014A lawsuit brought by a union and several IT workers concerning the legality of the student visa work program known as Optional Practical Training (OPT) was given the go-ahead by federal district court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, following her denial of the Department of Homeland Security’s...
|Spousal Support in California|
Gina Marie Famularo; Family Law Matters;
October 23, 2014, previously published by AVVO legal guideThis article provide the reader with a brief overview of spousal support.
|Employers Receive Greater Protection under 4th Circuit: Two Free Slurs Rule|
September 25, 2014, previously published by The Gavel - Wong Fleming The Gavel, Diverse Viewpoints in the Law on Spring 2014What defines a hostile work environment has been and remains to be a formidable line neither employer nor employee wishes to touch let alone cross
|Statutory Limitation on the Collection of Personal Data of Job Applicants or Employees by the Employers|
Teresa Huang; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
July 17, 2014, previously published by To actively and effectively look for appropriate employees, employers in modern economy and society strive to understand the identity, backgrounds and competence of job applicants through all kinds of channels before employees are formally recruited. To this end, most employers tend to ask job seekers to provide a certain degree of personal information at the time of recruitment. However, whether such approach meets relevant provisions under existing labor laws and regulations and the requirements for privacy protection or whether all potential liabilities can be avoided if the employers also require information providers to sign a letter of consent seems to warrant further discussions and explorations.Statutory Limitation on the Collection of Personal Data of Job Applicants or Employees by the Employers
|Is it Ethical to Check Jurors’ Social Media Accounts?|
Jonathan T. Hyman; Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL;
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014Every jury trial starts with what is called voir dire—a question-and-answer session between the lawyers and the pool of potential jurors. As lawyers, we are trying to deselect those jurors whom we feel would be unfairly biased against our case or our client. It is much more an art than a...