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Amendment To Japan’s Omnibus Data Protection Law Mean New Compliance Requirements For U.S. Multinational Employers With Operations...

by Littler on

Effective May 30, 2017, Japan amended its omnibus data protection law, the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”), to add new compliance requirements that will have an immediate impact on many U.S. multinational...more

“Opening Clauses” and the GDPR – It Might Not Be As Easy As We Thought

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The General Data Protection Regulation is coming, and along with it, a significant expectation of increased harmonization in the privacy rules across the EU. Considering the 60-plus articles which directly impose obligations...more

New Privacy Developments in France

DataGuidance spoke with Cécile Martin, Special International Counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP, at the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Conference in Brussels in November 2016. Ce´cile discussed the passing of...more

On the Move and At Risk: Safeguards for Mitigating Mobile Device Vulnerabilities While Traveling Overseas

Employees use their smartphones as a key tool for accessing information during a work day – especially when outside the office and traveling on business. While smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices may increase...more

UK Tribunal Defines Some Limits on Employee Privacy Protections and Expands Anti-Discrimination Rights

Employee’s Privacy Rights - European courts continue to grapple with the limits on employee protections under Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Article 8 protects a person’s right to respect for...more

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update Volume 7, Issue 3

How To Protect Your Company’s Social Media Currency - Today’s companies compete not only for dollars but also for likes, followers, views, tweets, comments and shares. “Social currency,” as some researchers call it, is...more

Further Insights: How the Recent Barbulescu Decision Impacts Employers in Europe and the United States

Last month, we blogged about the much discussed ECHR Barbulescu opinion. As a follow up, we wanted to provide further insights to multi-national employers about how this European decision compares to the position in the...more

International Employment Law Update: Private Emails on Professional Tools are no Longer Private

In a landmark decision on January 12, 2016, the CEDH (European Court of Human Rights), ruled that employers have the right to read their employees private emails sent during working hours, on condition that this surveillance...more

Blog: Class Action Charges Misrepresentation In Policies And Disclosures Regarding Slave Labor In Supply Chain

by Cooley LLP on

As discussed in this Bloomberg article, Costco and some of its suppliers are facing class action litigation alleging that Costco misled consumers about the use of slave labor and human trafficking in its supply chain for the...more

Applications like WhatsApp are reshaping government investigations and should be refocusing how compliance departments handle...

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

White Collar, Regulatory Defense, and Investigations Client Update - In today’s high tech world, the ways to communicate are almost limitless. This presents risks for organizations and challenges for compliance...more

Status Updates - March 2015 #2

Out with the inbox? The overwhelming popularity of workplace-specific platforms that facilitate coworker communication—commonly referred to as “enterprise social media”—is undeniable. But are these platforms poised to someday...more

Bring Your Own Device (Everywhere): Legal and Practical Considerations for International BYOD Programs

by BakerHostetler on

The cross-use of mobile devices for personal and professional purposes, commonly referred to as “Bring Your Own Device” or “BYOD”, is a relatively recent phenomenon that has created a host of legal and practical challenges...more

Who’s your role model for EU privacy notices? The latest Google Undertaking

When small and mid-size companies start expanding their apps or web presence into Europe, they need to start thinking about EU data protection laws. It’s tempting to take a look at what one or two of the “big guys” do about...more

Permit Me to Explain – Work Permits and LMIAs for Foreign Actors

by Dentons on

As much as we Canadians (justifiably) boast about our homegrown talent, there is no hiding the fact that to maximize the quality of our music, TV, and film we sometimes need an assist from outside our borders. For instance,...more

In with the New: 2014 Privacy, Advertising and Digital Media Predictions

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Data privacy and security made the headlines practically daily in 2013. Our second annual Privacy and Data Protection 2013 Year in Review topped 65 pages! What privacy, advertising and digital media trends will make...more

Employees' use of social media - navigating the potential pitfalls

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

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

In The Netherlands And France: Can You Get Away With Insulting Your Boss On Social Media?

In France, judges consider that the answer to this question depends on the parameters of the employee’s profile on Facebook. In a decision of April 10, 2013, the French Supreme Court ruled that when insulting comments...more

Data Protection and Privacy Laws in the Middle East

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

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

Law À La Mode - Issue 11 – Fall 2013

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Who are you wearing? Protecting the power of your name - Cosmetics – preserving their reputation: Concerns over chemical preservatives - Australian dollar heads south: Will parallel...more

Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon (2nd Edition)

by Reed Smith on

In October 2009, we published the first edition of this White Paper, focusing primarily on social media issues in the United States. The response was overwhelming and far beyond our expectation — clients, friends, press and...more

5 Best Practices for Employers Addressing Social Media Use in the Workplace

For the second year in a row, Proskauer has conducted a global survey, “Social Media in the Workplace Around the World 2.0”, which addresses the use of social media in the work place....more

Social Media & Employees: When Every Little Thing Is Searchable

by Dentons on

The scope of an employer’s right to discipline and terminate an employee for indiscreet or inappropriate remarks in social media is far from settled. Given that an employee’s social media activities have the potential to “go...more

McAfee & Taft tiP Sheet - November 2012

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In This Issue: - 1 Common sense trade secret protection - 4 Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation to impact electronic marketing and communications - 5 Concerns over copyright infringement drive Google to change...more

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - November 2012

In this issue: - European Data Protection Law: Breach Notification Requirements – A Global Approach - FTC Announces $1 Million Penalty for Children’s Privacy Violations by Fan-Club Website Operator - Company...more

Advantages Of Incorporating A Small Business

Small businesses can benefit from operating as corporations. If a small business is not a corporation it is most likely operating as a sole proprietor (one person) or partnership (two or more owners). But neither a sole...more

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