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"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - September 2013

In this issue: - Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidance on the Application of Its Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment - TCPA Update: Recent Decisions and Significant Upcoming Change to...more

Health Care Legal News - August 7, 2013 • Volume 3, Number 2

In This Issue: - IRS ISSUES TRANSITION RELIEF ON THE ONE-YEAR DELAY IN ACA’S INFORMATION REPORTING AND EMPLOYER SHARED RESPONSIBILITY RULES: On July 9, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-45 which provides...more

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest - July 17, 2013

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more

Week in Review - June 27, 2013

This week, technology is affecting how we do business, how we plan for the distribution of property at death, and how we enforce the laws. Nevada is the latest state to adopt a social media privacy bill. Businesses are...more

Advertising Law -- Apr 18, 2013

In This Issue: No Rest for the NAD, As it Decides Multiple Mattress Disputes; Fur Sure? Retailers Make Faux Faux Fur Claims; Got Settlement? Muscle Milk Suit Settles for $5.3 Million; TCPA Class Actions Prohibited in New...more

McAfee & Taft tIP Sheet - March 2013

In This Issue: - 3 Monitoring employees’ use of company trademarks in social media - 5 Keys to ensuring the secrecy of trade secrets - 6 FTC amends Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule - Excerpt from...more

Mortgage Banking Update - December 14, 2012

In This Issue: - CFPB Monitor Named to the ABA Journal Annual Blawg 100 List - Temporary CONGRESS PASSES LEGISLATION TO FIX CFPB PRIVILEGE WAIVER PROBLEM - CFPB DESCRIBES PLANS FOR COORDINATING WITH STATE...more

Federal Trade Commission Announces Interim Final Red Flags Rule

The Federal Trade Commission’s interim final rule, which clarifies that most service providers are not subject to the Red Flags Rule, takes effect February 11, 2013....more

Social Media Risks and Compliance

Companies continue to access social media sites to monitor employees and assess job applicants. They do so in the face of increasing risks. Federal and state laws and regulations are rapidly changing as social media use by...more

FTC Settles FCRA Enforcement Action against Employment Background Screening Company

The Federal Trade Commission announced on August 8, 2012, that it had settled an enforcement action filed against an employment background screening company. The action demonstrates that the FTC still intends to vigorously...more

Fair Credit Reporting Act Is Applied to Data Broker Selling Personal Information Gleaned from Social Media for Employment...

In what the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) touts as “the first Commission case to address the sale of Internet and social media data in the employment screening context,” Spokeo, an on-line data broker, has agreed to settle...more

Healthcare Legal News - June 21, 2012 • Volume 2, Number 5

In This Issue: - Self-Insurance Sham? One way that employers seek to control health plan costs is by self-insuring the plan. By self-insuring, an employer pays only the cost of claims plus an administrative fee...more

FTC Settles FCRA Charges Against Data Broker

On June 12, the FTC announced that a data broker agreed to settle charges that it marketed and sold consumer profiles to companies engaged in human resources, background screening, and recruiting without taking steps to...more

Online Data Seller Settles with FTC over Sale of Social Media Data

The Federal Trade Commission’s willingness to exercise its enforcement authority under the Fair Credit Reporting Act was evident again last week in its $800,000 settlement with data broker Spokeo, Inc., described in an FTC...more

Healthcare Legal News - May 16, 2012 • Volume 2, Number 4

In this issue: - Private Civil Enforcement Actions Increasing: The Ameritox vs. Millennium Lawsuit By L. Pahl Zinn, and Christian G. Ohanian As healthcare and antitrust enforcement by governmental agencies...more

Act Now Advisory: FTC Warns That Background Searches via Mobile App May Violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act .

On January 25, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") sent warning letters to three companies that market, in total, six mobile phone applications ("Apps") that provide users with background check...more

The FTC Staff Report on “40 Years of Experience with the Fair Credit Reporting Act” Illuminates Areas of Potential Class Action...

Table of Contents: I. INTRODUCTION 1; II. BACKGROUND FOR THE FTC STAFF REPORT 2; III. SUMMARY OF FCRA OBLIGATIONS ON EMPLOYERS THAT USE CONSUMER REPORTS FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES 2; IV. SUMMARY OF FCRA REMEDIES 4; V. THE...more

10 Social Media Must Haves For Your Corporate Compliance And Ethics Program

Companies would be legally remiss not to add a social media component to their corporate compliance and ethics program. As we have seen and reported on, agencies such as FINRA, the FTC, and the NLRB are bringing complaints...more

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update - Vol. 2, Issue 3 - June 2011

In this issue: Do Consumers Have Property Rights in Their Personal Information Collected by Website Operators?; NLRB Gets Worked Up Over Social Media Policies; Linking Liability: One Win, One Loss for Google in Europe;...more

Is Your Company's Social Media Launch Ahead Of Its Compliance Program

Many businesses are still coasting along enjoying the marketing advantages of social media without making sure they have a good compliance program in place. For every company with a Facebook fan page or Twitter account...more

The Legal Minefield Of Social Media Policies

In This Presentation: Biography; What's All The Buzz? NLRB Case; Social Media - Everywhere; Laws Evolving; Creating and Implementing An Effective Social Media Policy; Limit Apparent Authority And Protect Corporate...more

What’s Not To Like About Social Media?

Whether it is the creation of instant stardom for a homeless man (the “voice” Ted Williams) through a viral YouTube video, or the tweeting of a congresswoman’s imminent meeting in a parking lot and subsequent tweeting of the...more

Advertising Law - November 23, 2010

In This Issue: A Primer on Avoiding the Potential Pitfalls Associated with Social Networking; FTC Files Suit Against Dietary Supplements; That Claimed to Prevent Diabetes; Failure to Post EnergyGuide Info Results in FTC...more

To Friend Or Not To Friend: New Developments that Impace Social Media's Place in the Office

Employers and employees are continuing to grapple with the use of social media in the workplace. On the one hand, social media can be a powerful online marketing tool that provides access to 500 million users (and that number...more

It's Your Business- Spring 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: FTC to Begin Red Flags Rule Enforcement; Helping Employees without Hurting Your Business: Legal Considerations in Making Employee Loans; More than Good Manners-Personal Goodwill May Reduce Taxes. Please see...more

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