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|EU Regulators Issue Draft Contractual Clauses for EU to Non- EU Data Transfers|
Jane Elphick, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 17, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014On March 21 2014, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) issued Working document 01/2014 on Draft Ad hoc contractual clauses “EU data processor to non-EU sub-processor" (the “Working Document”), which contains draft ad-hoc contractual clauses for...
|Mobile Medical App Regulations on the Move - Proposed Bills To Further Alter the Regulatory Landscape of Mobile Medical Applications|
Lauren Lewis, Stephanie L. Zeppa; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014Apple’s apps store lists close to a 100,000 health apps. Together with wearable technology, direct-to-consumer testing services, and greater consumer participation in the decision to purchase health insurance, the healthcare market in the United States is undergoing a significant...
|Communications From Officials' Private Cell Phones and E-Mail Not Subject to Public Records Act|
Shawn D. Hagerty, HongDao Nguyen; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014A California Court of Appeal ruled yesterday that public agencies are not required to disclose communications from officials’ private cell phones and e-mail accounts under the Public Records Act (PRA). In the same vein, public agencies have no duty to search officials’ and...
|FCC Issues Decision on Cable Systems Pay-By-Phone Convenience Charges, Rates for “Basic-Only” Equipment Rates, and Unbundling of Service and Equipment Rates|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 2014For the first time in several years, the Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau has issued a decision resolving a cable operator’s appeal of a local order regulating the cable operator’s rates. The appeal, which was brought by Comcast, addressed nearly identical rate...
|Yahoo! Unhappy With TCPA Ruling; Seeks Reconsideration|
Scott A. Shaffer; Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP;
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014In Sherman v. Yahoo! Inc., decided on February 3, 2014 in the Southern District of California, Yahoo! failed to convince the court that a lawsuit against it should fail because Yahoo! did not use an Automatic Telephone Dialing System (ATDS) to send text messages, as that term is defined under the...
|FCC Intends To Propose New Net Neutrality Rules|
Seth A. Davidson, Craig A. Gilley, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 24, 2014, previously published on February 2014FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a statement on February 19 announcing that the FCC will not appeal a January 14 court decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down most of the FCC’s net neutrality rules (see Edwards Wildman Client Advisory, January 2014 - D.C. Circuit Strikes...
|New UK Web Defamation Rules for User Content: What Canadian Website Operators Need to Know|
Keith D. Rose; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014The UK Defamation Act 2013 (the “Act”) came into effect on January 1, 2014. This Act includes a variety of reforms to the UK law of defamation, including codification of the defence of “Publication on a matter of public interest”; however, for Canadian website operators,...
|Get Ready for Anti-Spam|
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014 CASL is a new federal law aimed at eliminating unsolicited and malicious electronic communications. Originally introduced in December 2010, the majority of CASL’s provisions will come into force on July 1, 2014. Once in effect, organizations will have to comply with specific consent,...
|D.C. Circuit Vacates FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules|
Alisa R. Lahey, Camillie Landrón, Jennifer L. Oberhausen, Laura H. Phillips; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 24, 2014In a much-anticipated opinion, on January 14, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission, vacated the anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules contained in the Federal Communications Commission’s (the “FCC” or...
|Look North, Marketers - Canadian Anti-Spam Law is Coming|
Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
January 30, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014The US CAN-SPAM Act is old hat for marketers in the US. But it is time to revisit email marketing compliance programs if you send email north of the US border. Canada’s anti-spam law (known as “CASL”) has been debated for years but is finally coming into effect. Industry Canada...