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|Smart changes to paying by Smartphone?|
Adrian Liu, Stephen J. Redican; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015 After much anticipation, the Canadian federal government finally announced on April 13, 2015 amendments to the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry in Canada (the “Code”) which, among other changes, will extend the Code to contactless payments and give merchants more...
|Indiana’s Right to Try Law: Catalyst for Expanded Access to Experimental Drugs for Terminally Ill Patients|
Dave C. Bromund; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law Indiana’s new Right to Try legislation on March 24, but this law (and similar legislation proposed and enacted in other states) may have already catalyzed expanded access for terminally ill patients to potentially life-saving experimental drugs....
|Ban on Large Capacity Grid-Enabled Water Heaters Takes Effect April 16 Unless Congress Acts|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015A federal ban on large capacity, grid-enabled water heaters will take effect April 16 unless the U.S. House pushes forward with legislation that would allow for continued manufacture of water heaters above 75 gallons. The bill was approved in the Senate on March 27.
|The Procedure for Allocation of Spectrum for DTT (Mux-8) Has Now Started|
Karol Laskowski, Igor Ostrowski; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015On 12 March 2015 the President of the Polish Office for Electronic Communications (Polish: UKE) announced a contest for frequency reservations in the 174 - 230 MHz band, dedicated for the eighth multiplex (MUX-8) of Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT). The bidders have until April 29, 2015 to make their...
|Advertising Industry Continues to Push the Boundaries of the CAP Code|
Samuel Oustayiannis, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015In 2014, the ASA received (yet again) a record number of complaints. It attributed the record to an increase in:
|Congress Discusses Federal Data Breach Laws|
Michael S. Taaffe; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
April 10, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing during which there was a discussion of a Congressional proposal for a federal data breach statute.
|The Inevitable Data Breach: Pray for Peace, Prepare for War|
John T. Holden; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
April 10, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014“You cannot create an impenetrable fort,” said Eddie Schwartz, former chief information security officer for the RSA Security Division of EMC Corporation. “No matter what you do there’s going to be some exploit that’s going to work against you, and most of all by the...
|Turning Bytes of Data into a Farming Boon|
John W. Mashni; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015In an industry built around nature, the earth and the environment, it would have been hard to predict - even 20 years ago - the integral role technology would ultimately play in the agriculture industry. The modern farm operation is using satellite- and microchip-driven equipment, high-tech seeds...
|TMI: When Does Fitness Data Become Too Much of a Good Thing?|
Chinh H. Pham; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015The Boston Marathon is less than a month away. If you are training for the 26+ miles of winding, hilly roads through and around Boston, the odds are good that you are using some kind of wearable fitness device to track your run. You may find yourself constantly trying to top the stats of your last...
|Keeping Our Tech Love Alive|
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
March 30, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015We live in a world in which we are bombarded with information data from many sources, and so much around us on the tech landscape is transparent. How, then, do we keep our tech love alive?