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Impact of EU Citizens’ “Right to Be Forgotten” on U.S. Companies

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) recently held that Google must, under certain circumstances, provide European Union (“EU”) citizens with the right to remove information about themselves, including the list of results...more

5/28/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Internet Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy Search Engines

California Online Privacy Protection Act – Do Not Track Amendment

On January 1, 2014, the California legislature passed the “Do Not Track Amendment” (the “Amendment”) to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”). The Amendment requires certain companies to include additional...more

5/5/2014 - Amended Regulation CalOPPA Disclosure Requirements Do Not Track Personally Identifiable Information

7 Intellectual Property Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Often Make

What’s the biggest mistake startup entrepreneurs make with respect to their intellectual property, and what can they do to fix it? That’s the question we recently put to IP attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the...more

2/3/2014 - Business Formation Copyright First-to-File Legal Perspectives Patents Startups Trademarks USPTO

HIPAA and the Omnibus Rule: How to Assess Whether and What your Company Must Do to Comply

A key amendment to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) called the “Omnibus Rule” took effect on March 26, 2013. The Omnibus Rule impacts both companies that directly collect protected health...more

7/23/2013 - Compliance Contractors Data Protection HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Medical Records Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Privacy Rule Subcontractors

Potential US-EU Trade Pact May Enhance US Companies’ Ability to Monetize Digital Trade in the EU

In January 2013, President Obama announced in his State of the Union Address that the United States will begin negotiating a US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership later this summer. One of the key issues that...more

6/7/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Personally Identifiable Information Trade Policy Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Small and Mid-Size Companies: Beware of Increased Cybersecurity Threats of Sensitive Tax Information

Small and mid-size companies electronically transmit an increased amount of sensitive financial information via the Internet to comply with tax compliance obligations....more

5/3/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Income Taxes Payroll Taxes Personally Identifiable Information

Major Win for eCommerce Businesses: California Supreme Court Rules On-Line Merchants May Collect Personal Information to Verify...

The California Supreme Court held today in Apple v. Superior Ct. that on-line merchants may require customers to provide personally identifying information (such as home address and phone number) to purchase electronically...more

2/6/2013 - Apple Credit Cards E-Commerce Electronically Downloaded Products Internet Retailers Personally Identifiable Information Song-Beverly Credit Card Act ZIP Codes

New York Enacts Broad-Reaching Law Limiting the Collection of Social Security Numbers

On December 14, 2012, New York enacted A.8992-A/S.6608-A (the “SSN Privacy Law”) into law to help minimize identity theft. The SSN Privacy Law is broad reaching – it applies not only to businesses operating in New York but...more

1/21/2013 - Identity Theft Social Security Numbers SSN Privacy Law

California Attorney General Issues Mobile Industry Privacy Guidelines

This week, California Attorney General Kamala Harris further built on her high-profile 2012 campaign to improve privacy protection for consumers who use mobile devices by issuing a report titled “Privacy on the Go” (“Privacy...more

1/15/2013 - Data Collection Data Use Policies Kamala Harris Mobile Apps Privacy Policy

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