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|Estate Planning for Digital Assets|
Kristina L. M. Wildman; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014Traditionally, estate planning provides for the transfer of your assets through a will or a trust. These documents name an executor or trustee, respectively, to handle your affairs after your death, including the transfer of your assets. These documents may make a few specific bequests to named...
|A Three-Year Extension to Respond to an Access Request: Unreviewable by the Federal Court?|
Yannick Landry; Davis LLP / Davis SENCRL/SRL;
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 22, 2014A recent Federal Court decision regarding the Access to Information Act (the “Act”) addresses the question whether the courts have jurisdiction in assessing timely responses to a records request. This bulletin outlines the decision and gives a brief overview of access request time...
|European Union High Court Ruling Establishes Right to Be Forgotten, Requires Google to Delete User Data on Request|
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
May 26, 2014, previously published on May 15, 2014Google Inc. must delete the personal data that turns up in its search results under certain circumstances if a user asks for the data to be deleted, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Tuesday, May 13. The decision by the ECJ - the highest court in Europe - is the first to address a...
|The FTC Continues Its Focus on the Mobile Arena|
Gregory P. Barbee; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014The Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its consumer protection efforts on the mobile arena, and particularly video game companies operating in that arena.
|Google Forced to Forget, Following European Court of Justice Decision|
Jane Elphick, Jonny McDonald, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014For the first time The Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) applies the right to be forgotten to a non-EU based internet search engine entity. However, its grounds for doing so raise issues to be considered by all. The CJEU judgment (the “Judgment”) in Google...
|House Panel Advances STELA Reauthorization with Retransmission Consent Reform and Integration Ban Repeal Provisions|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014On Thursday, May 8, 2014, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the “STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014” - legislation that would extend certain expiring Communications Act provisions relating to retransmission consent, including the requirement that retransmission consent...
|DOJ and FTC Opine on Information Sharing: When Cybersecurity Is Threatened, Antitrust Laws Are Not - If Properly Done|
Scott Martin; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014In an April 10, 2014 joint policy statement (Policy Statement), the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission expressly reassured entities seeking to share information concerning cybersecurity threats that it could be accomplished without raising antitrust...
|FCC Seeks Comment on Proposed Net Neutrality Rules and Title II Reclassification|
Seth A. Davidson, Lawrence R. Freedman, Craig A. Gilley, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014On May 15, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) aimed at adopting new Net Neutrality rules to replace those struck down by the D.C. Circuit in January. The NPRM proposes to enhance the Transparency rule that the court left in place, readopt the No-Blocking rule that...
|Lessons Learned from Facebook|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014Mergers are never simple, but the acquisition of consumer products and technology requires the purchasing entity to consider a number of questions and issues beyond the standard concerns related to executive pay, corporate valuations and per share prices. Will we be able to integrate our corporate...
|Snapchat Settles FTC Charges of Misrepresenting Privacy and Security Features|
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, Nerissa Coyle McGinn, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
May 21, 2014, previously published on May 2014Snapchat, a mobile app that lets users send photos and videos that self-destruct within ten seconds, settled FTC charges relating to the app's ephemeral message feature and the app's data collection and security features. This settlement is notable because some of the "misrepresentations"...