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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
On December 2, U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations announced in a press release that 706 domain names set up to “dupe” consumers into buying counterfeit goods had been seized by...more
#Badidea: JPMorgan Chase Stumbles on Twitter -
JPMorgan Chase’s recent activity on Twitter provides an example of the need for financial institutions to use caution when using social media....more
Operators of Internet websites and online services, online applications or mobile applications (online media) will be prohibited from targeting minors with advertisements for goods that a minor cannot legally purchase and...more
The FTC is reviewing companies with privacy policies that claim U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certification. Companies that are not fully compliant and currently certified may face an FTC enforcement action, which could result in...more
On December 4, 2013, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry announced that Canada’s new anti-spam law (CASL) will come into force on July 1, 2014....more
The guessing game is over. Three years after it was enacted, we now know that Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) will come into force in stages over the next four years, beginning on July 1, 2014....more
The directive 2011/83/EU of 25 October 2011 relating to consumer rights (the "Directive") is to be implemented as of December 13, 2013 by Member States in national European jurisdictions, including French jurisdiction, and...more
The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) opened a new front in its campaign against the payday lending industry by subpoenaing 16 online lead generation firms that allegedly collected and sold consumers’...more
This past weekend if you survived the towel aisle and other Black Friday dangers and made it to the register to purchase your items, it is possible you were asked to provide an email address so that your receipt could be...more
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill that requires operators of websites and online services, including mobile applications, to disclose in their privacy policies how they respond to “Do Not Track”...more
Recent pecuniary penalties imposed by the Federal Court of Australia (Court) over misleading credence (premium attribute) claims made in the food industry serve as a timely reminder to businesses to carefully review their...more
In the mobile environment, data can be collected and shared with ease. It is therefore of great concern to the Privacy Commissioner/Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) that each individual's privacy is...more
California has long been the national leader in addressing online and mobile privacy issues. Influenced by the inclusion of the right of privacy as an inalienable right of its citizens guaranteed by the State Constitution,...more
In this issue:
- FTC Announces Agenda for Native Advertising Workshop
- FTC Enforcement Action Puts Service Providers on Notice
- Advertisers Go Native, Regulators Take Notice
- Jurisdiction Is in...more
If your organization has not yet taken steps to comply, we suggest taking the following steps both to prepare for the possible implementation of Canda's Anti-Spam Legislation ("CASL") and to improve your e-mail marketing...more
Earlier this month, Google, Inc. (“Google” or “Company”) entered into an agreement with the Attorney Generals of 37 states and the District of Columbia, settling allegations of violation of the participating states’...more
State-sponsored GMO-labeling efforts faced defeat in Washington State’s November 2013 election. Voters rejected Washington State’s Initiative Measure 522 (I-522) proposal, 51.21 percent to 48.79 percent.1
In This Issue:
- New California Law Gives Minors New Privacy Rights
- The US-EU Safe Harbor: Not So Safe Anymore?
- Excerpt from New...more
A bipartisan, bicameral effort is again underway to extend current law and impose new restraints on the online tracking of children and teens under the age of 16. As promised, on Thursday, Nov.14, 2013, Senator Edward Markey...more
With the federal parliament returning from a long summer break, many in the legal and business communities will be closely watching for any signs as to the future of the still yet to be implemented federal legislation...more
In less than two months, when S.B. 46 becomes effective on January 1, 2014, California will extend its data breach notification requirements to a new area: individual online user accounts. Clients should take note of this...more
Consent Too Varied to Certify TCPA Class, Court Rules -
Hilton Worldwide Inc. scored a victory in California federal court when a judge declined to certify a class of millions of consumers in a TCPA suit.
In A New York State Of Mind . . . For Expanded Vandalism Coverage -
Why it matters: Property owners in New York with coverage for vandalism will be pleased with the Georgitsi Realty LLC v. Penn-Star Insurance Company...more
E-cigarettes regulation in Italy is a fluid and developing area. Law Decree 28 June 2013 n. 73, converted into Law 9 August 2013 no. 99, stated a general ban of e-cigarettes advertising by applying the regulation on tobacco...more
Jackson Five Star Catering, Inc. v. John R. Beason and Tax Connection Worldwide, LLC, No. 10-10010, 2013 WL 5966340 (E.D. Mich. Nov. 8, 2013) -
Pending before the Court were several motions, including Defendant...more