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|In Federal Court Lawsuit Alleging False Arrest of Armed Private Security Guard, Recent Holding Finds Material Facts Preclude Application of Qualified Immunity|
John C. Connell, Carlton L. Johnson, Jeffrey M. Scott; Archer Greiner A Professional Corporation;
January 27, 2012, previously published on January 23, 2012On December 14, 2011, the District Court for the District of New Jersey issued a decision in Thomas v. Delaware River Port Authority et al., Civ. No. 10-5514 (JS). The court denied the individual defendant's motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity due to what the court found to be...
|GSA Requires IT Contractors to Create and Implement IT Security Plans: This May Only Be the Beginning|
Andrew E. Bigart, Dismas Locaria, Rebecca E. Pearson; Venable LLP;
January 23, 2012, previously published on January 2012On January 6, 2012, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) issued a final rule (77 Fed. Reg. 749 (Jan. 6, 2012)) requiring all prime- and sub-contractors providing the GSA with information technology (“IT”) supplies, services, or systems to submit an IT security plan...
|Bringing Document Authentication into the 21st Century|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
January 17, 2012, previously published on January 11, 2012 On Wednesday, January 4th, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a rather unusual press release. Essentially the CBP labeled reports in a Canadian newspaper that someone had gotten into the United States by presenting only a digital image of his passport as “categorically...
|Introduction of Relevant Regulations on the Share Transfer of Insiders of Publicly Offered Companies|
Grace Chou; Lee Tsai Partners;
November 7, 2011, previously published by In addition, Subparagraph 2 of Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2 of Article 178 of the Securities and Exchange Law provide that if the above-mentioned requirements are violated, the competent authority shall, in addition to imposing a fine of NT$240,000 to NT$2,400,000, demand the violators to rectify within a specified period. In case of their failure to rectify, such demand requesting rectification within a specified period may be made consecutively along with the imposition of a fine of NT$480,000 to NT$4,800,000 each time until rectification is made.Introduction of Relevant Regulations on the Share Transfer of Insiders of Publicly Offered Companies
|Federal Agencies Experience Sharp Rise in Security Incidents|
Kathryn L. Ossian; Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.;
October 18, 2011, previously published on October 18, 2011We've all heard about security breaches occurring in the private sector. The public sector is also subject to security threats, as evidenced by a new report to Congress by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). From September 2010 through October 2011, the GAO conducted an audit of 24 major...
|Proposed Federal Cybersecurity Legislation: A New Landscape for Regulation of Data Security and Security Breach Notifications|
Marcus A. Asner, James D. Flynn, Ronald D. Lee, Nancy L. Perkins; Arnold & Porter LLP;
October 6, 2011, previously published on October 2011Recent high-profile data security breaches at the International Monetary Fund, Pentagon and US Senate, and companies like Google, Sony, and RSA—to name a few—have elevated concerns about vulnerabilities in the nation’s cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors....
|Cyber Security of Consumers’ Financial Information|
Dru Roscoe; Cole Scott Kissane P.A.;
September 28, 2011, previously published on September 27, 2011With the rapid growth of the use of technology in business comes great risk to consumers private information, and a concomitant risk to many of the businesses that are charged with the protection of that private information. In recent years, the Federal Government has enacted regulations, albeit...
|FCC Issues Additional Information Regarding November 9, 2011 Nationwide EAS Test and Extends Cap Compliance Deadline until June 30, 2012|
Lerman Senter PLLC;
September 26, 2011, previously published on September 21, 2011The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (“Public Safety Bureau”) has issued additional information about the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (“EAS”), which will occur at 2:00 p.m. EST on November 9, 2011 and last for approximately three...
|New .xxx Domain Names - Opportunity to Safeguard Your Trademarks|
Christopher D. Erickson; Tonkon Torp LLP;
September 22, 2011, previously published on September 19, 2011After many years of debate, the new sponsored top-level domain ("TLD") .xxx has been approved. The .xxx TLD is targeted at the adult entertainment industry.
|The Contract Does Not Always Protect the Alarm Company|
John C. De Koker, Philip Reed Kujawa; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP;
September 21, 2011, previously published on September 16, 2011 A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decision involving Minnesota law illustrates the difficulty that courts face when asked to enforce exculpatory clauses in situations where an alarm company has violated and disregarded its own policies. Gage v. HSM Electronic Protection Services...