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|Microsoft and Other Major Technology Companies Push Back Against Warrant to Access Data Held on Foreign Servers|
Lawrence R. Freedman, Ari Z. Moskowitz, Mark E. Schreiber; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014A dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government over a search warrant could have major repercussions for cloud service providers. Historically, European data privacy and protection standards have been stricter generally speaking than those in the U.S. The "Safe Harbor" arrangement...
|Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S. Nonprofits?|
Stuart P. Ingis, Tiffany M. Nichols, Michael A. Signorelli, Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum; Venable LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 2014Under Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL), as of July 1, 2014, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations engaged in marketing and fundraising campaigns from within Canada or to recipients in Canada must acquire prior "express consent" from recipients before sending commercial...
|FDA Issues “Receipt Date” Guidance for Electronic Submissions; Make Your Submissions Before Midnight With Time to Spare|
Kurt R. Karst; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014The Electronic Age has changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Federal Government are no different. The government is no longer open for business from 9-5, but rather 24 hours a day by virture of electronic media. This 24-hour business day cycle is...
|Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You|
Keir X. Bancroft, Rebecca E. Pearson, William L. Walsh; Venable LLP;
February 13, 2014, previously published on February 2014 Do you want to be eligible for government contracts in the future? Per President Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order, a DoD and GSA joint working group recently recommended how cybersecurity can be implemented in federal acquisitions. The White House has recommended that the joint working...
|DoD’s New Cybersecurity Rules On Unclassified “Controlled Technical Information”|
David M. Newman; Husch Blackwell LLP;
January 13, 2014, previously published on January 8, 2014The United States Defense Department has published a final cybersecurity regulation concerning unclassified “controlled technical information.” See 78 Fed. Reg. 69,273 (Nov. 18, 2013). The objective of the regulation is to require contractors to maintain “adequate security”...
|Data Brokers Under Scrutiny|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 18, 2013The Senate Commerce Committee released this morning its majority staff report, A Review of the Data Broker Industry: Collection, Use, and Sale of Consumer Data for Marketing Purposes, on the practices data brokers use to collect and sell personal information of consumers and how those practices...
|The Growing Use of Information Technology in the Deliverance of Legal Services in the Middle East|
Rany J. SADER, Rebecca Younan; SADER & Associates (Advocates & Legal Consultants);
October 29, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013The world we live in today has changed drastically through the advent of the Internet and developments in information technology. In fact, we are witnessing a cross-industrial change in the delivery of goods and services, and even a change in the goods and services themselves.
|What Is The Scope Of Confidentiality Included In The Solicitor-Client Privilege?|
Marc-André Russell; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 24, 2013, previously published on May 23, 2013In Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) v. Information Commissioner of Canada, 2013 FCA 104, the Federal Court of Appeal provides a useful reminder of the extent to which the solicitor-client privilege applies to policies agreed upon by several parties.
|New Relevant Interpretation Guidelines Approved In The Vi Civil Law Workshop Of The Center For Judiciary Studies Of The Federal Justice Counsel Of Brazil|
Marcela Süssekind; Siqueira Castro Advogados;
April 30, 2013On March 11 and 12th, 2013, the Center for Judiciary Studies of the Federal Justice Counsel of Brazil (CJE/CJF) has organized the ¿VI Civil Law Workshop¿, wherein 46 new interpretation summaries of the Brazilian Civil Code were approved.
|Florida Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance Reviews Proposed Citizens Property Insurance Legislation|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
February 26, 2013, previously published on February 21, 2013Today, February 21, 2013, the Florida Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance ("Committee") reviewed a proposed bill relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation ("Citizens").