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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 November 13, 2013, the Congressional Research Service ("CRS") issued a report to Congress entitled "Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress." The focus of the report is the United States'...more
One of our more popular posts of the year was the recent Online Marketers’ Guide to Online Privacy. It focuses mostly on U.S. law with some mention of of the E.U. Safe Harbor issues....more
The Criminal Court no. 4 of Castellón (Spain) has recently sentenced a peer-to-peer file sharing webmaster to 18 month imprisonment for a continued offence against IP rights. In addition, the Court has also banned him from...more
On November 6, a Paris Court ordered Google to filter out hyperlinks to images of former F1 boss Max Mosley in an allegedly Nazi-themed sadomasochistic orgy. (TGI Paris, 17e ch., 6 novembre 2013, RG 11/07970, Max Mosley c....more
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently ruled that an emergency Marketing Authorisation (MA) for a plant protection product does not provide a valid basis for an SPC for that plant protection product....more
This past month, the European Union’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (the “Working Party”) issued the Working Document 02/2013 providing new guidance on obtaining consent for cookies (“Working Document”). The...more
The use of social media is endemic. According to Facebook’s own statistics, the social networking giant has an average of 699 million active daily users, 1.15 billion monthly active users, and 819 million monthly active users...more
Promotions offering prizes in kind or in cash are subject to considerable regulatory restrictions in Italy, but such restrictions could become an easier issue for foreign EU websites and companies running promotions on social...more
No Case or Controversy in DJ Against Patentee Who Sued Manufacturer’s Customers: Cisco Systems, Inc. v. Alberta Telecommunications Research Center -
In a non-precedential opinion addressing declaratory judgment...more
The European Parliament has finalized its version of the proposed Data Protection Regulation, which would substantially change personal data protection rules in the 31-country European Economic Area. The Parliament’s LIBE...more
On October 21, the EU Parliament civil liberties committee voted overwhelmingly to adopt amendments to EU data protection rules and to require stiffer fines for non-compliance. The rules are designed to increase individual...more
The Center for Drug Evaluation (“CDE”) in China recently published the draft Guidelines for the Administration of Post-Market Studies on Chemical Drugs and Therapeutic Biologics (“Draft Guidelines”) for public comments...more
On Monday, October 21, 2013, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted to approve an amended version of the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulations. Included in the...more
As also reported yesterday by our colleagues Emma Thomas and Jim Halpert, last October, 21 the EU Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) has approved a compromise set of amendments to the EU Data Protection...more
On October 21, 2013, the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) held its long-awaited vote and adopted compromise amendments that would modify the...more
The EU Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) has approved a compromise set of amendments to the EU Data Protection Regulation that moves the Parliament’s position to the left.
Two earlier proposals, from the...more
(LONDON) As widely expected, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted today in favor of a revised, even tougher draft of the Data Protection Regulation that will (if...more
On October 8, the EU’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, which represents all 28 data protection authorities of the EU countries, released a document to provide guidance to website operators for obtaining consent for...more
The app economy is, by most estimates, equivalent in size to the GDP of a small country: $15 billion in 2012, projected to mushroom to $74 billion by 2016. All that economic activity inevitably breeds litigation. In what...more
Justin Cornish is counsel in the Latham & Watkins Outsourcing and Technology Transactions Practice. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of data protection and privacy laws. With IT spending in the Middle East projected to...more
In February 2013, the Instituto Nacional Da Propriedade Industrial (the “Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office”), ruled that Gradiente Electronica (“Gradiente”), not Apple, owned the “iPhone” mark in Brazil. The “iPhone” term...more
In this issue:
- (i) USA
- (ii) EU
- (iii) China
- (iv) Australia
- (v) Japan.
- Featured Articles:
- (i) Caffeinated Energy Drinks - a Global Perspective
This fall, the U.S. Government will finish considering public comments on its draft revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV, which covers “Spacecraft Systems and Related Articles.” By the end of 2013 (unless delayed by...more
With the 35th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, the Data Protection Authorities adopted a declaration and 6 resolutions on data protection (as well as a resolution on the strategy of its...more
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released further draft Australian Privacy Principles (APP) Guidelines (draft Guidelines) for public consultation. The draft Guidelines outline how the OAIC will...more