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Clyde & Co
The law in the UK surrounding nuisance calls and texts changed on 6 April to allow the Information Commissioner’s Office to fine companies who make unsolicited calls.
Holding Redlich
Enforceable undertakings can institute improvements in practices that the regulator (Privacy Commissioner) can monitor.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 23, 2015, the Superior Court of Québec (per Justice Pinsonnault) granted a motion by Defendant Target Corp. to dismiss a proposed class action...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Although PHIPA was introduced over ten years ago, only one person has ever been charged under the legislation...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
By way of a proceeding commenced March 11, 2015, the Competition Bureau has alleged that two car rental companies, Aviscar and Budgetcar, have engaged in deceptive marketing practices, including false or misleading emails.
CSB Group
The Justice and Home Affairs Council reached a partial general approach with regards to a general EU framework for data protection.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On July 1, 2014, Canada’s anti-spam legislation (commonly referred to as CASL) came into effect with a focus on uninvited commercial electronic messages (CEMs), including commercial-related emails.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
For the second time in a year, Marriott’s franchisee White Lodging Services Corporation has experienced a data breach of its point-of-sale systems.
Butler Snow LLP
A federal district court judge granted preliminary approval of a $10 million settlement in an action brought by a class of Target patrons..
Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 8, Bill No. A06866, sponsored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) was introduced in the New York State Assembly.
McDermott Will & Emery
On April 1, 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, which assists with the coordination of federal policy on data sharing objectives and standards, issued its Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and requested comments.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Target confirmed a report in the Wednesday edition of The Wall Street Journal of a settlement with MasterCard concerning claims of card-issuers arising from Target’s 2013 data breach.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday that it has entered into a settlement with AT&T Services, Inc. as a result of the FCC’s investigation of a series of data breaches during 2013 and 2014 at AT&T call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines.
Reed Smith
On April 13, the Washington State Senate unanimously passed an amendment to the state’s data breach notification law.
Holland & Knight
The House Energy & Commerce Committee approved the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015, adopting three amendments that were proffered during the markup.
BakerHostetler
Many cybersecurity experts have warned that the United States is already engaged in covert cyber warfare against hostile actors around the world.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Scott L. Vernick was quoted in the Dark Reading article, "Could Security Concerns Scuttle M&A and Investment Deals?"
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Sources informed the Wall Street Journal that a definitive MasterCard settlement could be announced as soon as this week.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Scott L. Vernick was quoted in the Law360 article, "RadioShack Bankruptcy To Test Shelf Life of Privacy Vows."
Butler Snow LLP
IBM announced this week that it had uncovered a highly-sophisticated scheme to steal funds from medium to large U.S.-based companies.
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Holding Redlich
Australian ISPs and telcos will be required to retain prescribed consumer metadata for a minimum period of two years.
Marque Lawyers
Here is a handy list of tips for those who don't want the metadata or the wells of their virtual existence to be tapped.
Blank Rome LLP
Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of Financial Services for New York State, is seeking to increase regulatory pressures on the financial services industry, beyond the measures imposed by federal regulators.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The arbitrator's decision is consistent with prior jurisprudence and the case law which places a very high evidentiary bar on employee drug testing.
Mayer Brown
Plaintiffs have filed a complex class action case against a global multimedia conglomerate, alleging widespread employment discrimination that resulted in suppressed wages.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
As in many other jurisdictions, Canadian law has struggled to keep pace with electronic and technological change.
Clayton Utz
Breach of confidence is a remedy individuals can use to protect personal information to recover substantial compensation.
EMPP – Russian Law Firm
In July 2014 the Russian legislative authorities have adopted a set of amendments to Personal Data Law.
Anderson Kill
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (also known as CERCLA or Superfund) was passed in 1980, and almost immediately produced a huge wave of environmental litigation.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Manitoba has recently enacted private sector privacy legislation titled The Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act, and is now the fourth province to pass a private sector law of this scope.
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