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|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.
|Ofcom Consults on Important Changes to Its TV Advertising Rules|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014 On 18 July, Ofcom published a consultation document proposing important changes to the TV advertising rules, including in particular as to the way in which programme length is measured for the purposes of determining the amount of permitted advertising. These changes are particularly relevant to...
|The Fight Against Cybercrime: A Major Issue for European Companies|
Emmanuel Baud, Bénédicte Graulle; Jones Day;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 2014The fight against cybercrime constitutes an economic and legal challenge for companies. The digital revolution and the development of new technologies have significantly increased the risks to which companies are now exposed. Furthermore, the amount of damages caused by cyberattacks has literally...
|Hulu Scores a Victory (at least temporarily) in Avoiding Class Certification|
Meredith M. Leary; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Another important decision has been rendered in the ongoing In re: Hulu Privacy Litigation saga pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, this time denying - without prejudice - the proposed certification of a class of Hulu users pursuing claims involving...
|FTC Finalizes Settlements of Alleged Safe Harbor Violations Against 14 Companies|
Nathan S. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved final orders on Wednesday, June 25, in settlements with 14 U.S. companies over the FTC’s allegations that the companies misrepresented their current participation in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework....
|Wyndham Gets Life Preserver in Data Breach Case|
Adam M. Veness; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014New Jersey U.S. District Judge Esther Salas agreed to allow Wyndham Hotels and Resorts LLC to immediately appeal to the Third Circuit a ruling affirming the FTC’s authority to bring data security cases. We have been following this case since the beginning, and you can see our last post here.
|Guess Who’s Looking at Your Ad? Blind Recruitment Ads Fall Foul of Data Privacy Laws|
Gabriela Kennedy, Karen H. F. Lee, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014The number of "blind" recruitment ads - i.e., ads that do not identify the employer or their recruitment agent - circulating in Hong Kong has led to a growing concern about the possible unscrupulous collection and use of personal data of job applicants.
|Massachusetts High Court Permits Compelled Decryption of Seized Digital Evidence|
Matthew D. Levitt; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014Today, in Commonwealth v. Gelfgatt, No. SJC-11358 (Mass. June 25, 2014), a divided Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that under certain circumstances, a court may compel a criminal defendant to provide the password to encrypted digital evidence seized by the government without violating...
|“May I have your ZIP Code?” Retailers May Want to Read This....|
Nancy D. Adams; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014There are only a handful of decisions addressing whether a commercial general liability (CGL) policy provides coverage for lawsuits brought against retailers allegedly collecting their customers’ ZIP code information. Thus, when a decision is issued in this area, particularly a decision...