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|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...
|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.
|Protecting Cyber Networks Act Introduced by House Intelligence Committee|
Steven J. Bonafonte, Timothy G. Ronan; Pullman & Comley, LLC;
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015On March 24, 2015, members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, including Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes, the Ranking Member of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee, issued statements commenting on the introduction of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act.
|President Obama Signs Executive Order Imposing Sanctions on Foreign Hackers|
James J. Giszczak, Sara Hutchins Jodka, Dominic A. Paluzzi; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 6, 2015President Barack Obama has signed an Executive Order that imposes sanctions on foreign hackers who perpetrate a cyber attack against American interests. Specifically, the sanctions enable the government to effectively freeze any U.S.-bound assets of individuals or groups deemed to be conducting...
|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.
|Social Media Marketing: Is it Right for You|
Jill A. Keck; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 02, 2015Over the last few years, technology has made businesses re-evaluate how to market with current customers and reach potential customers. Social media has become a very valuable and important part of many businesses. It has been said, "It's no longer an option to err on the side of caution and...
|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...
|2015 Outlook: Data Privacy and Security in the United States, the European Union and Hong Kong|
Marcus A. Christian, Rebecca S. Eisner, Daniel Gallagher, Gabriela Kennedy, Karen H. F. Lee; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015Companies and organizations face an ever-expanding set of statutes and regulations regarding consumer privacy, data protection and cybersecurity. Legal standards continue to evolve—and differ-in all major markets, raising particular challenges for multinational businesses.
|OCIE and FINRA Announce the Results of Cybersecurity Initiatives|
Leslie S. Cruz, Andrew D. Getsinger, Amy Ward Pershkow, Jerome J. Roche, Jeffrey P. Taft; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015On February 3, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced the results of their cybersecurity examination...
|Purchase .Sucks Domain?|
Drew Sorrell; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015We are all familiar with .com, .edu, .mil and .org, however, you may have noticed that these so-called “Top Level Domain” (or TLD) name extensions have been expanding. Soon the .sucks, .porn and .xxx suffixes will be available for the general public. At first glance this is comical but...