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|A Different Kind of “Virus”: FDA Follows NIST Framework in Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Devices|
Joshua T. Foust; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 13, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014In past posts we’ve taken a close look at the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), exploring its wide-ranging implications for companies across a number of different industries. As we’ve...
|“Objectively Reasonable” and Privacy: Recent Developments|
Roland Hung, Kimberly Macnab; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014The ubiquitous and rapidly-evolving nature of technology has recently necessitated serious consideration of our “reasonable expectation of privacy.” This concept is at the core of Canadian privacy law. In particular, the concept is a key part of the Charter test for s. 8, the right to...
|Overview of Certain Middle and Lower Middle Market Credit Trends|
Joseph W. Price; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 2014With heavier competition for bigger deals, larger private equity sponsors have increasingly turned to the middle market as a source for new acquisitions. In connection with this trend, certain large-cap deal terms have migrated into the middle and lower middle market debt financing arena. For...
|NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise|
Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday’s Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create software that leverages the new operating system and Apple’s widely-anticipated...
|Breaking News: The COPPA Enforcement Actions are Here!|
Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014As we predicted in prior blog posts, the Federal Trade Commission has begun its vigorous enforcement of the Amended COPPA Rule. And one of the players is not a child-related site, so read on. The Commission just announced that online review site Yelp, Inc. (“Yelp”) and mobile app...
|Are You Ready? The EU “Cookie Sweep” is Upon Us|
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014This week, European authorities will be conducting a "cookie sweep" consisting of random checks of websites to ensure that they are complying with European Union (EU) "cookie" laws.
|Digital and Social Media Rights: Playing the Advantage or Should We Call Foul?|
David Blood, Alex Henderson, Jennifer Munn, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014Football fans' excitement as the long, dark 33 days without top class football finally ended with the start of the Premier League season on 16 August was muted by an announcement from the Premier League that it was going to "clamp down on fans posting unofficial videos of goals online".
|Cameras Coming to a Courtroom Near You: What Are the Rules and What Impact Might They Have|
J. Matthew Thompson; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
August 13, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Probably everyone saw portions of the O.J. Simpson and George Zimmerman trials, because each was a high profile case broadcasted on live television. Now, cameras are coming to Illinois courtrooms.
|Rhode Island Enacts New Social-Media Privacy Law|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 2, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee recently signed the 2014 Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Acts into law. In a press release, lawmakers said that the new law was modeled on similar laws in California that are “considered one of the nation’s strongest social-media privacy laws in the...
|Getting the Deal Through Telecoms and Media 2014|
Agus Ahadi Deradjat, Serafina Muryanti H. Primasari, Kevin Omar Sidharta; Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro (ABNR);
August 1, 2014, previously published by Law Business Reserach as part of ts GTDT series. on March 2014Thsi article examines the telecoms and media law in Indonesia.