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|EU: New Data Protection Regulation Back on Track|
Jane Elphick, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Recently, there has been increased concern over the ever slipping timetable of the Draft Data Protection Regulation, see here and here for our previous commentary on the issue.
|Sale of Self-Driving Cars to Consumers by 2025?|
Matthew J. Riopelle; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014More and more, self-driving cars are morphing from fantasy portrayed in futuristic societies to reality. Google’s autonomous prototype and California’s proposed regulations regarding the testing of self-driving cars on public roads demonstrate the increasing likelihood of self-driving...
|Enforceability of Electronic Signatures|
David A. Wolfe; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014In 2000, in order to address the concern whether electronic contracts could be enforceable and to provide procedures for keeping and retaining electronic records, disclosures and signatures, Congress enacted the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign).
|Spotlight on Privacy in the Automotive Industry|
Mark A. Aiello, Chanley T. Howell, Adam C. Losey; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014Privacy is a hot topic these days, and the automotive industry is no exception. Connected cars, in-car location services, telematics systems, event data records (black boxes), driverless cars, online consumer targeted advertising, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, mobile apps for cars, data...
|Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 Explained: Data Breach Notification and Protection Requirements for Certain Entities|
Benjamin J. Zellner; Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014SB 1524, the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 ("Act"), took effect July 1, 2014. The Act imposes requirements on covered entities that experience data breaches. When a covered entity suffers such a data breach, it must notify government entities and the affected individuals of...
|Russia Adopts Restrictive Changes to its Data Privacy Law Data Location Requirement Will Adversely Affect Data Flows|
Veronica Fridman, Anita Leung, Mauricio F. Paez, Sergei Volfson, Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 2014During the first week of July 2014, the State Duma (lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) adopted a set of amendments to the Federal Law "On Information, Information Technologies, and Information Protection" ("Information Law") and to the Federal Law "On Personal...
|Have You Upgraded Your XP Yet?|
Gregory Bautista, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014 Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP in April 2014, but not everyone has made the decision to upgrade their operating systems. By choosing to stick with Windows XP, users may be leaving themselves vulnerable to security risks that would not be present if a different operating system...
|Federal Circuit Holds That Even Functional Claims Require Structural Fence Posts|
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff, Jacob D. Moore; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014In AbbVie Deutschland Gmbh v. Janssen Biotech, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision that found AbbVie’s patents directed to anti-IL-12 antibodies invalid for lack of adequate written description. As between the parties, this decision leaves Centocor free to market...
|Implementing An Information Governance Program|
Mayer Brown LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 2014The IT department of a retail company implements email account volume limits in attempt to control growing data proliferation. In response, employees in the data analytics department begin using off-system cloud storage options to store their data. The cloud storage company announces that there has...
|Florida Supports Socially Conscious Corporations|
Rebecca H. Forest; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014Effective July 1, 2014, Florida now offers entrepreneurs two additional types of for-profit business entities, social purpose corporations and benefit corporations. Historically, for-profit corporations are to act in the best interests of their shareholders, which generally means by maximizing...