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|White House Issues Proposal for FTC-Regulated Data Privacy Protection|
M. Christine Carty; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on March 2015On February 27, 2015, the White House proposed legislation to protect consumers’ personal data and information that is collected and used by private companies and nonprofits. Federal and state governments and their agencies are not covered by the proposed law.
|The French Competition Authority Sanctions the Independent Radios EIG for Not Respecting the Commitments Made in 2006|
Sara Pomar, Emmanuelle van den Broucke; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015The French Competition Authority once again recalled, in its decision handed down on February 26, 2015, that companies which do not respect the commitments made to end proceedings brought against them, risk fines, which can be significant.
|Deadline for Waiver from FCC "Blast Fax" Rules Approaching - April 30, 2015|
Anthony T. Eliseuson, Laura Leigh Geist; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015April 30, 2015, is the anticipated deadline for anyone seeking a waiver to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) "Blast Fax" opt-out rules.
|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Federal Discovery Rules: Effect on Big Data and Social Media Discovery|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans, Kim A. Leffert, Anne M. Selin; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015Plaintiffs have filed a complex class action case against a global multimedia conglomerate, alleging widespread employment discrimination that resulted in suppressed wages. Discovery has just begun, and plaintiffs have asked for all of the defendant’s pay and human resources data that reside...
|Advertising Industry Continues to Push the Boundaries of the CAP Code|
Samuel Oustayiannis, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015In 2014, the ASA received (yet again) a record number of complaints. It attributed the record to an increase in:
|Defamation in Ohio: Applying 20th Century Law to 21st Century Problems|
Stephen E. Schilling; Strauss Troy Co., L.P.A.;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015At some point in your life, you’ve probably felt like you were unfairly criticized.
|President Issues Executive Order Establishing New Sanctions Regime to Combat Cyber Attack Threats|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on April 3, 2015On April 1, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order 13694, which effectively establishes a new sanctions regime designed to combat cyber-attack threats. Specifically, this Executive Order grants authority to the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the...
|Once Again, David Defeats Goliath in Cross-Border Dispute|
Adrian Martinez; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 2015Our litigation team prevailed in defending a Mexican corporate executive who was sued in Los Angeles, California, by a worldwide known conglomerate, engaged in media and telecommunications industries (among many others).
|Defamation in the Blogosphere: Baglow v Smith|
Roland Hung, Kevin Stenner; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015In introduction to Baglow v. Smith, 2015 ONSC 1175 [“Baglow”], an action for defamation involving political bloggers, Madam Justice Polowin described political debate in the Internet blogosphere as, “rude, aggressive, sarcastic, hyperbolic, insulting, caustic and/or vulgar.”...
|Protect Your Business from Competitive Intelligence|
Zachary W. Behler, Samuel J. Frederick, Mindi M. Johnson, Iris K. Linder, John W. Mashni; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
March 25, 2015, previously published on January 7, 2015The term "competitive intelligence" is the process of legally gathering information about one's competitors to gain a strategic advantage in the marketplace. Large corporations will have strategic intelligence experts as a part of their marketing department. These experts specialize in...