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|Action! South Africa and Nigeria Find Growing Opportunity in the Film Business|
Alais L. M. Griffin; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014In recent years, both South Africa and Nigeria have seen significant growth in their film industries. Filmmakers from around the world are descending on South Africa, keen to take advantage of economic incentives and top-notch facilities. Nigeria’s film industry is more homegrown but, while...
|Risky Business: BLG Sees Cyber Risks Underlining Challenges to Canadian Businesses|
Eusis Dougan-McKenzie; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014Toronto (December 16, 2014) — Cyber risks will be a dominant issue for Canadian businesses in 2015, according to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) in its 2015 Top 10 Business Risks report. Following a Statistics Canada report that 14 per cent of large enterprises experienced an Internet...
|On the First Day of Privacy, the EU Gave to Santa......|
Susan L. Foster; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014If your company doesn’t have an office in the EU, but collects or receives personal data from the EU in the course of running its business, it can be a bit tricky to determine whether or not EU Data Protection laws apply to you. The new Data Protection Regulation, expected sometime in 2015,...
Matthew D. Lawless; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
|FDA to Hold Webinar on Cybersecurity in Medical Devices Guidance|
Mark A. McAndrew; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on October 28, 2014On Oct. 29, 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a webinar on its Final Guidance “Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.” According to the FDA, the webinar seeks to explain the guidance and provide a forum for...
|More Than Just Spam: CASL's Transmission Data and Computer Software Installation Rules in Effect Soon|
Kelly Friedman; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
January 13, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014, and many organizations have put measures in place to comply with its rules on sending commercial electronic messages.
|A Fresh Crop of California Data Privacy Laws|
Julian M. Dibbell, Lei Shen; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014California recently enacted three bills that expand the state’s online privacy and data security laws. The changes include an expansion of California’s existing data breach law, protections for the personal data of K-12 students and a new law giving minors a limited “right to be...
|Recent HIPAA Decisions Suggest State Courts May Look to Federal Regulations to Define Negligence in the Data-Security Context|
Marcus A. Christian, Zachariah J. DeMeola, Evan M. Wooten; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014A recent decision of the Connecticut Supreme Court signals a growing trend in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) jurisprudence that could prove significant in the broader data-security context.
Although HIPAA contains no private right of action and preempts contrary...
|Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way|
Kelly Friedman; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014The issue of data breach is not exactly new, but in the past it has been relegated to a niche corner of information technology. Increasingly, however, cybersecurity is becoming a critical priority for businesses as a recent surge of high-profile data breaches hitting victims such as Sony, Target,...
|Privacy Groups Tells FTC That Topps’ Ring Pop Contest Violated COPPA|
Adam Z. Solomon; Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP;
January 12, 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”).