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|The Clock is Ticking: Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Coming into Force in Less Than a Month|
Imran Ahmad, Bernice Karn; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014The clock is quickly ticking to July 1, 2014, when one of the most stringent anti-spam laws in the world will come into force. To educate businesses about the new legislation, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commissioner (the “CRTC”) recently held a number of...
|Lawyers and Social Media: Ethical Considerations, Problems and Pitfalls|
John A. Tarantino; Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.;
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014Social media provides an extraordinary means not only to communicate and share information, but also to obtain information that they may lead to incriminating, exculpatory and impeachment evidence for use in discovery and at trial. Social media can help an attorney obtain information about...
|Court of Justice Confirms that Browsing the Internet is Lawful|
Ben Hitchens, Akash Sachdeva, Riecha Sharma; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014On 5 June 2014, following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Supreme Court of England and Wales, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down its judgment in Case C-360/13, Public Relations Consultants Association Ltd v Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and...
|EU Court of Justice Clarifies Responsibilities of Internet Search Engines Regarding So-Called "Right to be Forgotten"|
Paloma Bru; Jones Day;
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 2014On May 13, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CoJ" or "Court") adopted a judgment that resolves several questions about the interpretation of the EU Data Protection Law (Directive 95/46/EC) in relation to the activity of internet search engines.
|Google Forced to Forget, Following European Court of Justice Decision|
Jane Elphick, Jonny McDonald, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014For the first time The Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) applies the right to be forgotten to a non-EU based internet search engine entity. However, its grounds for doing so raise issues to be considered by all. The CJEU judgment (the “Judgment”) in Google...
|How Online Advertisers May Steal Your Personal Information: Recommendations for Protecting Consumers|
Adam M. Veness; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations recently released a report outlining six findings concerning online advertising risks to consumers’ personal information and four recommendations on how to protect consumers from these hidden hazards.
|Lessons Learned from Facebook|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014Mergers are never simple, but the acquisition of consumer products and technology requires the purchasing entity to consider a number of questions and issues beyond the standard concerns related to executive pay, corporate valuations and per share prices. Will we be able to integrate our corporate...
|Should You Check Your Employee's Social Media Accounts?|
Jonathan T. Hyman; Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL;
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 14, 2014Monday’s Wall Street Journal had a compelling counterpoint about whether employers should be checking their employees’ social media accounts. Nancy Flynn, the founder and executive director of the ePolicy Institute, presented the pro, while Lewis Maltby, the president of the National...
|Record Settlement Underscores Escalating HIPAA Risks|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
May 21, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced its largest settlement to date—$4.8 million—under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and...
|Now is the Time to Take Proactive Measures in Cybersecurity|
Steven J. Bonafonte, Alex V. Hernandez, Edward B. Lefebvre, Timothy G. Ronan, Erick A. Russell; Pullman & Comley, LLC;
May 21, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014If any C-suite officer ever thought that privacy and data security was an incidental concern, they need only look to recent headlines to see the opposite is true. News of data breaches appears almost daily, and last year’s data breach at Target is being reported as one of the factors in the...