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HTMLPrivacy & Security Bits and Bytes
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 18, 2014
There has been so much news swirling in the data privacy and security world in the last few days, that it has been difficult to keep up. We’ll give you a roundup here for your Friday and weekend reading.


HTMLSocial Media Photo Contest Draws FTC Attention: Endorsement/Testimonial Guidelines Apply
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014
The FTC recently conducted an investigation of shoe manufacturer Cole Haan's "Wandering Sole" photo contest. The investigation focused on compliance with FTC guidelines requiring disclosure of material connections between an advertiser and consumers who offer testimonials or endorsements...


HTMLRecent FTC Findings Signal Closer Eye on Social Media Contests
Michael D. Adams, Christopher C. Mackey; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014
In closing a recent investigation, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced for the first time that an individual’s participation in a social media contest may constitute a product endorsement under FTC regulations. Consequently, companies that use social media contests to advertise...


HTMLThe Second Opinion: A Defamation Claim without “Merit” — The BCCA Shields Directors from Liability for Statements made as part of Continuous Corporate Disclosure
Anthony M.C. Alexander; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014
Public corporations are required by law to provide continuous disclosure of information likely to be relevant to existing or potential shareholders. The directors of such corporations must be careful to ensure that such disclosure is timely and accurate, and that it cannot be characterized as...


HTMLStates Further Attempt to Protect Minors' Privacy Online
Kenneth R. Florin, Nerissa Coyle McGinn, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 2014
Following the adoption of a California law protecting minors under the age of 18 online, Delaware has now introduced House Bill 261, which would add a new section called the Child Online Protection Act to Title 6 of the Delaware Code. The California bill, which was enacted in September 2013 and...


HTMLU.S. and U.K. Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Collaboration on Data Privacy Enforcement
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 2014
Citing the increasing frequency with which consumer information crosses international borders and the need for coordinated monitoring and enforcement strategies related to consumer privacy, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its U.K. counterpart,...


HTMLPreparing The Boss For Media Interviews
Kevin Sullivan; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014
Smart executives and business owners know that a good public-relations program can build a brand and burnish a reputation. Good PR costs less than advertising and lends credibility to your organization, products, and services.


HTMLDiscovering, Authenticating & Utilizing Social Media in Litigation: Strategy Considerations
Donald L. Carmelite, Allison M. Domday; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014
Social media is all around us. Learning about social media and incorporating it into your litigation strategy is imperative, whether we like it or not. This article discusses uncovering, authenticating and utilizing social media in litigation.


Adobe PDFWhen the Workplace and Private Lives Collide: The Risks Associated with Using Social Media to Make Employment Decisions
Marcia E. Goodman, Richard E. Nowak, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014
Social media is playing an increasingly important role in how businesses operate as companies seek to leverage its broad reach and influence to increase brand awareness, to better understand market perception and to market their products or services to current and potential customers. In addition,...


HTMLNew Criminal Offence under the UK Data Protection Act: Requiring a Person to Submit and Reveal the Results of a Subject Access Request
Jonny McDonald, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014
In his keynote speech at the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”), annual Data Protection Practitioner Conference in Manchester, England (attended by Edwards Wildman), Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties Simon Hughes MP announced that the UK government would...


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