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|The Enforcement Begins: Highlights of the CRTC FAQ Updates on CASL|
Roland Hung, Shana Wolch; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014CASL came into effect on July 1, 2014, including the provisions for sending commercial electronic messages (“CEM”) (section 6) and installing computer programs (section 8). Since July 1, 2014, it is reported that the CRTC has received more than 1,000 complaints. Hence, awareness of...
|Backlash Over Facebook Timeline Experiment Serves as a Reminder: User Expectations Still Trump Fine Print|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014If you are one of the approximately 1.3 billion people who use Facebook, you’ve likely experienced the phenomenon where a single event (like Luiz Suarez biting that Italian guy or pretty much anything involving TSA) manages to raise the ire of a large number of your Facebook friends, causing...
|Senate Intel Committee Passes Cybersecurity Bill|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act by a vote of 12 to 3. The legislation would make it easier for businesses and the government to share information with each other about cyber-attacks. Despite the vote, the bill continues to face...
|How to Market Alcohol Beverages Legally Using Social Media|
Elizabeth A. DeConti; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014Restaurants and bars are marketing food and beverage items using social media more than ever before. Brands use social media sites such as Twitter to engage consumers and generate conversation, and companies make offers to consumers on Facebook and Foursquare to promote brand loyalty. These offers...
|Interim Injunctive Relief Against Google as a Tool to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights Worldwide|
Sean Griffin, Catherine Martin; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 4, 2014Following the decision last month in which Google Inc. (“Google”) was ordered by the European Union’s Court of Justice to “forget” certain personal information, the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the “Court”) issued an interim injunction on June 13,...
|CASL Guidance for Registered Charities|
Rahim Esmail, Meghan Waters; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), which came into force on July 1, 2014, is considered to be the toughest commercial electronic messaging (“CEM”) legislation in the world, with substantial fines for violations (including fines up to $10 million for...
|Are You Complying with Canada's New Anti-Spam Rules?|
Dorothy Deng, Jefferson C. Glassie; Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation has gone into effect as of July 1, 2014, but there’s no need to panic if you know the basics.
|U.S. House Passes Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act|
Michele Borens, Jonathan A. Feldman, Jeffrey A. Friedman, Todd A. Lard, Carley A. Roberts; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 014On July 15, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), by a voice vote. PITFA would permanently extend the moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and “multiple” or “discriminatory” taxes...
|CRTC Issues Updated Guidance on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation|
Henry J. Chang; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014We previously provided a detailed analysis of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”). The provisions that regulate the transmission of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) came into force on July 1, 2014, and are now effective.
|Tennessee Employers and Social Media|
Don Benson; Hall Booth Smith, P.C.;
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014Tennessee's new law prohibits employers, including government entities, from requesting or requiring access to the private social networking or online accounts of employees and job applicants.