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|Draft Privacy Bill Makes Your Location, Sexual Orientation 'Sensitive Information'|
Nancy Cremins; Gesmer Updegrove LLP;
May 11, 2010, previously published on May 6, 2010On Tuesday, May 4, 2010, Representatives Rick Boucher, Democrat of Virginia, and Cliff Stearns, Republican of Florida released a draft of a Congressional bill would extend privacy protections both on the web and off line. Mr. Boucher is the chairman of the House subcommittee on communications,...
|Congressmen Introduce Draft Privacy Legislation|
Hunton & Williams LLP;
May 10, 2010, previously published on May 4, 2010On May 4, 2010, Congressmen Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) introduced draft legislation designed to protect the privacy of personal information both on the Internet and in offline contexts.
|Cloud Computing: Protecting Your Company's Data Against a Rainy Day|
Troutman Sanders LLP;
May 6, 2010, previously published on April 30, 2010No doubt you have heard about “cloud computing.” It’s actually not new to the technology world. The fundamentals have been around for a long time. We used to talk about “WANs” (wide-area-networks), and then “distributed networking.” We’ve been...
|Critical Early Steps Regarding ESI After Receiving Reasonable Notice of Litigation or an Investigation|
Robert E. Entwisle; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 6, 2010, previously published on April 30, 2010Class-action litigation is filed against an airplane manufacturer alleging that its engines are defective because they are unreasonably susceptible to stalling during flight. Upon receiving the complaint, in-house counsel meets with relevant business people and identifies a wide variety of...
|U.S. Legislators Urge Enhanced Privacy Protections for Social Networking Websites|
Hunton & Williams LLP;
|Bringing Health Care Technology Home—Senate Holds First Hearing on the National Broadband Plan and Health IT|
Alden J. Bianchi, Tom Koutsoumps, Karen S. Lovitch, Jeremy Rabinovitz, Stephen M. Weiner; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 4, 2010, previously published on April 26, 2010With comprehensive health care reform legislation completed, Congress has now turned its focus on other initiatives that may ultimately have an impact on the implementation of health care reform. Released last month shortly before the health care reform finale, the Federal Communications Commission...
|Liability Insurer Seeks Declaration of No Coverage in School Laptop Monitoring Case|
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP;
May 4, 2010, previously published on April 27, 2010An insurer that issued a school district liability policy to the Lower Merion School District has filed a declaratory judgment action, seeking a ruling that a recent privacy-related civil rights lawsuit against the school district is not covered by the policy. Graphic Arts Mutual Ins. Co. v. Lower...
|ALJ Rogers Denies Motion for Summary Determination of Invalidity in Certain Printing and Imaging Devices (337-TA-690)|
Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
May 4, 2010, previously published on April 26, 2010On April 22, 2010, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 25 in Certain Printing and Imaging Devices and Component Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-690) denying Respondents Oki Data Corporation and Oki Data Americas, Inc.’s (collectively “Oki Data”) motion for summary determination of...
|House Approves Legislation to Eliminate Duplicative Consumer Privacy Notices|
Sherwin F. Root; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
May 3, 2010, previously published on April 21, 2010The U.S. House of Representatives approved by a voice vote on April 14 an amendment to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act that will provide an exemption from annual privacy notice updates for financial institutions that do not share non-public consumer information with unaffiliated third parties or make...
|Commerce Department Seeks Comment on Privacy Issues|
Danielle Barbour, Yaron Dori, Erin M. Egan; Covington & Burling LLP;
May 3, 2010, previously published on April 23, 2010A Notice of Inquiry (“Notice”) today was published in the Federal Register by the Department of Commerce seeking comment on issues related to the adequacy of privacy policies in the U.S. According to the Notice, the Department’s Internet Policy Task Force intends to use these...