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|Regulatory Guidance For Safeguarding Personal Information|
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015On June 10, 2015, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada issued Interpretation Bulletin - Safeguards to provide non-binding guidance for compliance with statutory obligations to safeguard personal information. The guidance provided by the Interpretation Bulletin is timely in light of the...
|Digital Advertising Alliance Announces New Mobile Opt-Out Tools|
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 2015The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) announced two new mechanisms that will allow consumers to manage ad preferences on their mobile devices. The tools are intended to complement the existing opt-out mechanisms that are part of the DAA's self-regulatory program for online targeted advertising and...
|Deadline for Waiver from FCC "Blast Fax" Rules Approaching - April 30, 2015|
Anthony T. Eliseuson, Laura Leigh Geist; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015April 30, 2015, is the anticipated deadline for anyone seeking a waiver to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) "Blast Fax" opt-out rules.
|Good News for Companies: Pennsylvania District Court Rules That Plaintiffs Lack Standing without Actual or Imminent Misuse of Data|
Melissa K. Ventrone, Kathleen D. Wilkinson; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015“There are only two types of companies left in the United States ... those that have been hacked and those that don’t know they’ve been hacked.” That is how U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III of the Middle District of Pennsylvania began his opinion in Storm v. Paytime,...
|Court's Interpretation of Merchant Services Agreement Limits Retailer's Liability to Card Brands for Data Breach|
Gregory Bautista, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015On January 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled that fees, assessments and costs imposed by the credit card brands on Schnuck Markets, Inc. (Schnuck), a grocery chain estimated to have had 2.4 million customers' credit and debit card information compromised...
|Privacy and Cyber Security: Summary of the Report from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada|
Roland Hung, Kevin Stenner; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015In December 2014, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the “Commissioner”) released a report entitled Privacy and Cyber Security: Emphasizing privacy protection in cyber security activities (the “Report”), examining the common interests and tensions between...
|Protect Your Business from Competitive Intelligence|
Zachary W. Behler, Samuel J. Frederick, Mindi M. Johnson, Iris K. Linder, John W. Mashni; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
March 25, 2015, previously published on January 7, 2015The term "competitive intelligence" is the process of legally gathering information about one's competitors to gain a strategic advantage in the marketplace. Large corporations will have strategic intelligence experts as a part of their marketing department. These experts specialize in...
|Consumer Associations Will Be Entitled to Bring Collective Action for Data Protection Violations|
Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015The German Federal Cabinet has adopted draft legislation that, if approved, will allow civil claims to enforce violations of data protection provisions protecting consumer rights (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der zivilrechtlichen Durchsetzung von verbraucherschützenden Vorschriften...
|Beyond the Neon: Emerging Tech Opportunities in Las Vegas|
Colin Seale; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Though tourism and gaming will lead Nevada’s economy for the foreseeable future, businesses and government entities in Nevada, and Las Vegas in particular, have invested deeply into several areas of emerging technology.
|Risky Business: BLG Sees Cyber Risks Underlining Challenges to Canadian Businesses|
Eusis Dougan-McKenzie; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014Toronto (December 16, 2014) — Cyber risks will be a dominant issue for Canadian businesses in 2015, according to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) in its 2015 Top 10 Business Risks report. Following a Statistics Canada report that 14 per cent of large enterprises experienced an Internet...