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|EU-US Privacy Shield: European Union and U.S. Reach Agreement in Principle for New Data Transfer Framework - But Uncertainty Remains|
Mark D. Herlach, Brian M. Murphy, Robert D. Owen, Robert J. Pile, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 11, 2016On February 2, 2016, the European Commission (EC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that they had reached agreement on a new data transfer safe harbor arrangement for the transfer of personal data from Europe to the U.S. The new safe harbor pact, called the EU-US Privacy...
Jeanne M. Hamburg, Salil P. Jani; Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. A Professional Corporation;
|The Internet of Things: A World of Compliance Challenges|
Nathan A. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
February 1, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016When it comes to the brave new world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems (CPS), regulatory and compliance challenges are likely to grow in importance. As the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has noted:
|FFIEC Issues Joint Statement on Cyber Attacks Involving Extortion|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
January 21, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently issued a joint statement to notify financial institutions of the increasing frequency and severity of cyber attacks involving extortion. These attacks use a variety of tactics, such as ransomware, denial of service, and theft...
|CASL - Year In Review|
Sepideh Alavi, Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 4, 2016During 2015, government agencies responsible for the enforcement of Canada's anti-spam law (commonly known as "CASL") issued important guidance for the interpretation of CASL and took significant first steps to enforce CASL against Canadian businesses. The guidance and enforcement actions...
|Additional Costs Awarded to Teksavvy to Produce Names and Addresses Pursuant to Norwich Order|
Adrian J. Howard, Beverley Moore, Chantal Saunders; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 13, 2016, previously published on January 06, 2016TekSavvy has successfully appealed in part an earlier costs order relating to a motion to compel a non-party pursuant to Rule 238 (We previously summarized the motion during the week of February 25, 2014). TekSavvy was ordered to produce the names and addresses of subscribers associated with...
|Lifting the Curtain on Bitcoins and Other Virtual Currencies|
H. David Edinger; Singleton Urquhart LLP;
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 15, 2015Bitcoins have become real since they were first theorized in a paper published online in 2008 by the mysterious (and likely pseudonymous) Satoshi Nakamoto. In 2013, Canada’s first bitcoin ATM opened here in Vancouver. Today, Canada’s bitcoin sector is second only to that of the United...
|Hello Barbie: All I Want for Christmas is an Invasion of My Privacy|
Sara Hutchins Jodka; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
December 29, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2015One gift my five-year-old daughter has requested from Santa this year is a Barbie doll. Innocuous enough, right? I mean, it’s sexist and promotes an ideal of what a woman should look like that is both unattainable and disturbing, but still, pretty innocuous. (In her defense, she also asked...
|Company Websites and the Internet: Choose Your Words with Care|
Stephen R. Ayres; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
December 16, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015One of the great advantages of the internet is that it enables a business to reach a vast audience, crossing state and, indeed, international borders. With the internet, a business can, in a sense, be everywhere all at once. Businesses, including those in the trucking industry, therefore see the...
|Don’t be a Turkey: Recipes for a Successful and (Hopefully) Cyberattack-Free Thanksgiving|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
November 24, 2015, previously published on November 23, 2015Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the important things in life: family, friends, health and (hopefully) not being hacked in the past year. Those firms and compliance officers who followed our Top 10 Cybersecurity Resolutions for 2015 are hopefully in good shape to continue warding off...