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HTMLFacebook Defamation Case Awards Significant Damages
David A. Crerar; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016
Given the ease and encouragement of sharing on Facebook and other social media, the risk of harm, and subsequent substantial legal damages, may be greater than with defamatory statements in more conventional forms.

 

HTMLAgreement Reached on Landmark EU Data Protection Reform
Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 8, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015
On December 15, 2015, the European Commission announced that an agreement has been reached with the European Parliament and the Council (the “trilogue” meetings) regarding the Commission’s sweeping 2012 EU Data Protection Reform proposal. The legislation was adopted by the...

 

HTMLFTC Issues Enforcement Statement, Business Guide on Native Advertising
Kenneth R. Florin, David G. Mallen, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 2015
The Federal Trade Commission this week issued an enforcement policy statement on “native advertising,” explaining how existing advertising regulations apply to this advertising format, among others. The “Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements”...

 

HTMLFresh and Fragrant or the Whiff of Scandal? Protecting Your Personal Brand
Amber Melville-Brown; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on December 16, 2015
During my time as a reputation, privacy and media lawyer, I have helped clients protect, safeguard, remedy and restore their reputations and brands when they have come under attack. That attack can come from anywhere, and is often unexpected. However, as mentioned in my first piece, there are three...

 

HTMLEU Reaches Agreement on New Privacy Regulations
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 2015
Last night the European Commission announced final agreement on the General Data Protection Regulation, the EU-wide data protection framework that will replace the current fragmented structure under the nearly 20-year-old Data Protection Directive. The GDPR will govern privacy and data protection...

 

HTMLHappy Holidays: VTech Data Breach Affects Over 11 Million Parents and Children Worldwide
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015
The recent data breach of Hong Kong-based electronic toy manufacturer VTech Holdings Limited (“VTech” or the “Company”) is making headlines around the world for good reason: it exposed sensitive personal information of over 11 million parents and children users of...

 

HTMLCyber Bill Passed into Law as Part of Omnibus Spending Package
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 22, 2015, previously published on December 21, 2015
The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (“Act”), which was added to the fiscal 2016 appropriations measure, was signed into law on December 18, 2015. The Act includes, among other things, incentives for companies to participate in sharing information about data threats with the government and...

 

HTMLSplitting the Dancing Baby: Both Sides are Crying Over the Ninth Circuit’s Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. Holding
Jenn Dollard; Faruki Ireland Cox P.L.L.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 14, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015
In a not-so-shocking development, both sides in a closely watched copyright suit known as the “Dancing Baby” case are urging the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the “Ninth Circuit”) to rehear their case, unhappy with the court’s middle-of-the-road...

 

HTMLEU Launches Consultation on the Review of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive
Viola Bensinger, Christoph Enaux, Stefan Lütje; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2015
On Aug. 24, the EU launched a public consultation as part of a broader review of the 1993 EU Satellite and Cable Directive, one of the 16 initiatives announced in the Commission's plan for the Digital Single Market (DSM). The Commission wants to know whether EU rules defining where and how...

 

HTMLCalifornia Amends Data Breach Notification Statute by Requiring Specific Notification Content and Expanding the Definition of Personal Information
Gregory K. Lee, Ian A. Stewart; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 16, 2015
California’s Data Breach Notification Statute was amended on October 6, 2015, by Governor Jerry Brown. The amendment, which takes effect on January 1, 2016, makes important changes to the existing law, including new requirements for security breach notification through the use of prescribed...

 


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