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|Proposed Amendments to the National Energy Board Export and Import Reporting Regulations|
Margarete Daugela, Gordon M. Nettleton; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014A number of recent Letter Decisions of the National Energy Board (Board) note the need for the Canadian natural gas industry to access overseas markets due to an increase in the North American gas resource base. It is necessary that the legislation and regulations governing the export of natural...
|EU Announces Guidelines to Standardize Cloud Computing Agreements|
Kenneth A. Adler, Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014In an effort to meet one of the key objectives of the European Union's Cloud Computing Strategy - to develop model terms for cloud computing contracts, including service-level agreements - an industry working group that includes major cloud-computing suppliers such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and...
|What You Need to Know About Backoff Malware: the New Threat Targeting Retailers|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014The phrase “back off” is an implied threat typically reserved for bumper stickers and mud flaps, but if you are a retailer that permits the use of remote desktop applications in your business, the name Backoff should be considered much more intimidating. According to a report released...
|Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware: Here We Go Again|
Richard J. Johnson, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 2014The Secret Service, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, and others announced yesterday in a US-CERT Alert (available at www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-212A) that recent investigations have revealed the use by malicious actors of malware—dubbed Backoff...
|Russia Adopts Restrictive Changes to its Data Privacy Law Data Location Requirement Will Adversely Affect Data Flows|
Veronica Fridman, Anita Leung, Mauricio F. Paez, Sergei Volfson, Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 2014During the first week of July 2014, the State Duma (lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) adopted a set of amendments to the Federal Law "On Information, Information Technologies, and Information Protection" ("Information Law") and to the Federal Law "On Personal...
|Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 Explained: Data Breach Notification and Protection Requirements for Certain Entities|
Benjamin J. Zellner; Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014SB 1524, the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 ("Act"), took effect July 1, 2014. The Act imposes requirements on covered entities that experience data breaches. When a covered entity suffers such a data breach, it must notify government entities and the affected individuals of...
|Federal Circuit Holds That Even Functional Claims Require Structural Fence Posts|
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff, Jacob D. Moore; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014In AbbVie Deutschland Gmbh v. Janssen Biotech, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision that found AbbVie’s patents directed to anti-IL-12 antibodies invalid for lack of adequate written description. As between the parties, this decision leaves Centocor free to market...
|Implementing An Information Governance Program|
Mayer Brown LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 2014The IT department of a retail company implements email account volume limits in attempt to control growing data proliferation. In response, employees in the data analytics department begin using off-system cloud storage options to store their data. The cloud storage company announces that there has...
|Florida Supports Socially Conscious Corporations|
Rebecca H. Forest; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014Effective July 1, 2014, Florida now offers entrepreneurs two additional types of for-profit business entities, social purpose corporations and benefit corporations. Historically, for-profit corporations are to act in the best interests of their shareholders, which generally means by maximizing...
|Dramatic Change to Scope of Anti-Dumping Duty Order Puts Many Importers at Risk|
Jeffrey S. Neeley, Robert D. Stang; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014In a scope ruling issued May 27, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) found that four chests marketed as living room pieces were within the scope of the anti-dumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China. The scope ruling was made at...