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|Washington Considering Allowing Consumers The Right To Cancel Contracts Over The Internet |
Scott A. Shaffer; Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015Proposal would require online merchants to change the way they do business.
|Fourth Circuit Holds Social Media Sites Authenticated By Certification of Records Custodians|
Gregory S. Emrick; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 2014In U.S. v. Hassan, the Fourth Circuit reviewed numerous issues arising from a criminal trial in which the defendants, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan and Ziyad Omar, were convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injury persons in foreign...
|What Do Employers Need to Know in the Wake of the Latest Data Breach?|
Rebecca J. Bennett; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. is the latest high-profile business victim of data theft. The consequences have been significant. In response to threats of violence, Sony has reconsidered its range of options for the release and distribution of its feature film The Interview. Also last week,...
|Bargaining with Apple: Understanding the iOS Developer Program License Agreement|
Zachary M. Turke; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015This article, which focuses on the iOS Developer Program License Agreement, is the second of two articles geared at helping app developers understand the fine print of the agreements they are asked to enter into with the companies that distribute their products.
|CASL 2015 - A Time for Real Direction|
K. Paige Backman; Aird & Berlis LLP;
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 2015It’s February 2015; a key part of Canada’s AntiSpam Legislation (CASL) - commercial electronic communication - has been in force and effect for approximately seven months and another key part of CASL - installation of computer programs - just came into effect on January 15th.
|Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?|
Matthew Cumming, Shane C. D'Souza, Matthew Griffin; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014This is the final article in our mini-tender trilogy. We have previously discussed mini-tender offers from the perspectives of the offeror, and the issuer and shareholders. This article considers how mini-tenders might be strategically used in proxy contests.
|Global Internet Threat Activity|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
February 17, 2015, previously published on November 26, 2014Often, privacy and security professionals are seen as “paranoid” or “Chicken Little” ..... statistics are pointing to something that more closely resembles the canary in the coal mine.
|FTC Recommends Privacy and Security Best Practices for the "Internet of Things"|
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 2015The Federal Trade Commission released a staff report on the Internet of Things, recommending ways companies can minimize the data they collect, suggesting specific steps to increase security of connected devices, and providing examples of how companies can provide notice on devices that might not...
|Privacy Groups Tells FTC That Topps’ Ring Pop Contest Violated COPPA|
Adam Z. Solomon; Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014On December 9, 2014, a coalition of privacy groups asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and take enforcement action against the Topps Company for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
|Hackers Gonna Hack-FINRA’s Report on Cybersecurity
Practices Assists Firms in Responding to Threats|
Samuel J. Casey, Charlie M. Kruly, Brian L. Rubin; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015On February 3, 2015 the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released its long-awaited Report on Cybersecurity Practices, a broad overview of the state of play in the cybersecurity arena for broker-dealers. (Although FINRA has examined only broker-dealers, its Report is helpful for the...