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|The Anthem Breach Silver Lining|
Diane D. Reynolds; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Anthem may have just experienced the largest health care data breach in U.S. history, with potentially 80 million individuals at risk from this “very sophisticated external cyber-attack,” according to Anthem Chief Executive Joseph Swedish. There will be months of analysis, debate and...
|White House Issues Proposal for FTC-Regulated Data Privacy Protection|
M. Christine Carty; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on March 2015On February 27, 2015, the White House proposed legislation to protect consumers’ personal data and information that is collected and used by private companies and nonprofits. Federal and state governments and their agencies are not covered by the proposed law.
|Safeguarding Your Information Assets: Are You Prepared?|
Stephenie Wingyuen Yeung; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on January 2015In view of the well-publicized data breaches in 2014 and the current renewed federal legislative focus on privacy and data security issues, we are providing this Alert to highlight some action items to safeguard your company’s information assets, and reduce exposure to liability in the event...
|The French Competition Authority Sanctions the Independent Radios EIG for Not Respecting the Commitments Made in 2006|
Sara Pomar, Emmanuelle van den Broucke; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015The French Competition Authority once again recalled, in its decision handed down on February 26, 2015, that companies which do not respect the commitments made to end proceedings brought against them, risk fines, which can be significant.
|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.
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Federal Discovery Rules: Effect on Big Data and Social Media Discovery|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans, Kim A. Leffert, Anne M. Selin; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015Plaintiffs have filed a complex class action case against a global multimedia conglomerate, alleging widespread employment discrimination that resulted in suppressed wages. Discovery has just begun, and plaintiffs have asked for all of the defendant’s pay and human resources data that reside...
|Defamation in Ohio: Applying 20th Century Law to 21st Century Problems|
Stephen E. Schilling; Strauss Troy Co., L.P.A.;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015At some point in your life, you’ve probably felt like you were unfairly criticized.
|Defamation in the Blogosphere: Baglow v Smith|
Roland Hung, Kevin Stenner; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015In introduction to Baglow v. Smith, 2015 ONSC 1175 [“Baglow”], an action for defamation involving political bloggers, Madam Justice Polowin described political debate in the Internet blogosphere as, “rude, aggressive, sarcastic, hyperbolic, insulting, caustic and/or vulgar.”...
|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...
|International Hacking Ring Executes $1 Billion Banking Breach|
James J. Giszczak, Sara Hutchins Jodka, Dominic A. Paluzzi; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015Kaspersky Lab, an Internet security firm, confirmed that an international hacking ring made up of hackers from Russia, Ukraine, China, and Europe stole as much as $1 billion from more than 100 banks in 30 countries, including the United States, in what could be one of the biggest banking breaches...