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|Massachusetts Data Privacy Fact Sheet For Employers|
Berin Romagnolo; McCarter & English, LLP;
May 18, 2010, previously published on May 11, 2010Effective March 1, 2010, employers who collect, retain, or have access to personal information about a Massachusetts resident must comply with the Massachusetts Data Privacy Law. The new law requires employers to adopt and implement a written information security policy and program designed to...
|Federal Agencies Seek Comment on New Cybersecurity Certification Program for Broadband Providers and Other Security and Privacy Issues|
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP;
May 13, 2010, previously published on May 6, 2010A pair of recent Notices of Inquiry from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) demonstrate the increasing attention being paid by the federal government to information security and privacy. In the FCC Notice of...
|Lending Art to Museums|
Judith A. Bresler, Stephanie Vaidya; Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
April 20, 2010, previously published on April 9, 2010Those lending works of art to museums should carefully consider the agreements crafted to govern such loans. The savvy lender will ensure that a loan agreement includes not only standard provisions for the location and length of the loan, but also terms tailored to protect the lender from potential...
Caroline Stripp, Pierre Valentin; Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
April 20, 2010, previously published on April 9, 2010A free port is a tax-free zone where goods may be stored free of tax. There are free ports in the UK. However, they do not offer as many tax advantages or the high level of security as the well established free ports in Switzerland. A newly opened state-of-the-art free port in Singapore looks set...
|March 1, 2010: Massachusetts Security Regulation Affecting All Companies with Personal Information of Massachusetts Residents|
Theodore P. Augustinos, Mark E. Schreiber, Socheth Sor; Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP;
March 24, 2010, previously published on Winter 2010Under the Massachusetts Security Regulation (201 CMR 17.00) (the Regulation) promulgated by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR), every person or company that owns or licenses certain personal information about a Massachusetts resident must develop,...
|Governor Patrick Signs Groundbreaking Legislation Expanding Access to Restraining Orders |
Mary Lou Flynn-DuPart; Jackson Walker L.L.P.;
March 9, 2010, previously published on February 24, 2010On February 9, 2010, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law Senate Bill 2212, An Act Relative to Harassment Prevention Orders (“Act”), declaring that victims of stalking, harassment, and sexual assault who were not protected under the current restraining order law, M.G.L. 209A, would...
|E-Commerce Site Wins Dismissal of Suit over Online Display of Credit Card Data|
Michael F. Fleming; Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd.;
March 5, 2010, previously published on February 18, 2010Operators of e-commerce sites would be well advised to avoid allowing the online display of credit card data within their shopping cart pages. Apart from it being a good idea for data security purposes, there had been some controversy over whether even an online-only display of credit card...
|CFIUS 2009 Review: One Year under the New CFIUS Regulations
Christopher R. Brewster, G. Christopher Griner, Farhad Jalinous; Kaye Scholer LLP;
January 27, 2010, previously published on January 15, 2010It has been a little over one year since the Treasury Department published its regulations implementing the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 (“FINSA”). Enacted in the wake of Dubai Ports World’s aborted takeover of a company holding management contracts at...
|Deadlines for Data Security Requirements
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP;
January 12, 2010, previously published on January 2010This advisory provides a brief summary of new data security requirements with effective and enforcement dates in early 2010 that will affect innumerable businesses.
|Should Your School's Dress Code Address Transgender Students?
Danielle S. Urban; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
January 8, 2010, previously published on January 2010Teenagers who push the limits of school dress codes are nothing new. Experimenting with clothing, hairstyles, and even make-up is a way for teens to explore their identities and test the limits of socially-acceptable behavior. Although school officials might find dress code enforcement challenging,...