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What Not To Do If You Are Involved in a Federal Criminal Investigation
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What Happens in a Federal Grand Jury?
Ex-Boy Scout Trial Exposes Group’s “Pervert” Cover Up
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Prosecutors are a fun bunch and they love their jobs and their mission – to prosecute law-breakers for violating the law. ...more
In a 33-1 vote, on May 13, the state Senate approved Senator Mark Leno's bill that would require state law enforcement officials to obtain a search warrant before asking service providers to disclose the contents of their...more
Adding yet another wrinkle to the nation’s contentious gun control debate, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) soliciting information and public...more
There’s no denying that the present-day Internet, while extraordinary, is increasingly scary. Cyber attacks of various types continue to escalate across the globe. As stated by one recent commentator: “Cybercrime is raging...more
Multinational businesses are subject to a patchwork of laws of the various jurisdictions in which they operate. Complying with the myriad rules and regulations can be challenging. Compliance obligations vary from one country...more
There’s been a lot of news lately about the Chinese military allegedly launching cyber attacks to steal U.S. trade secrets. This has gotten people riled up, including the President of the United States, who issued a 5-point...more
In an order surely to reverberate with both the plaintiffs’ and defense bar, on March 20, 2013, Judge D. Brock Hornby of the United States District Court for the District of Maine denied the plaintiffs’ motion to certify a...more
The explosive pace of new technology has enabled people to connect and communicate in ways never before possible. Lawmakers and Internet advocates must now tango with each other in a scramble to keep up with the technology...more
This advisory is one of a series prepared by Pillsbury's China Practice on questions frequently asked by our clients doing business in China. In June 2012, we published an advisory on personal data protection in China in...more
Updating our entry on this issue posted during the last Congress, on March 21, 2013, lawmakers in the House and Senate reintroduced companion bills intended to curb government use of mobile users’ geolocation data. The...more
On March 21, a bipartisan group of legislators in the House of Representatives introduced a new bill, the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act, which would force law enforcement to obtain a warrant to track suspects with...more
March 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- With reports of corporate espionage and hacking on the rise, the US government and private companies need to take steps to prevent
the loss of trade secrets and threats to national security says...more
The Obama Administration’s recent “Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets” makes clear the importance for businesses to be aware of and understand the international threats to their intellectual property, the...more
Every day the headlines report another Fortune 500 company suffering a hacking incident. For companies, the hack itself creates substantial risks of economic devastation caused by the theft of valuable trade secrets. Add to...more
We often talk to companies who believe they are an unlikely target for hackers because they do not have financial account information, Social Security numbers, or medical information. However, personal information is not the...more
Everyone is talking about cybersecurity. Articles appear almost daily regarding significant cybersecurity events. And over the past two years, the drumbeat for action on the issue of cybersecurity and the protection of the...more
Facing relentless prosecutors who pressed 13 charges carrying up to 35 years in prison and millions in fines, Internet trailblazer Aaron Swartz committed suicide this weekend. ”He was killed by the government,” his father...more
Several recent stories have highlighted the concerns over personal information, privacy and the reach of mobile apps. Once again, the law is labouring to keep up with technology....more
The much-anticipated Leveson Inquiry on the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press (“Leveson Report” or “Report”) was released on November 29, 2012. The inquiry leading to the Report was initiated as a response to ongoing...more
The marital communications privilege does not cover emails sent by a husband to his wife using his workplace computer.
A federal appeals court affirmed the conviction of a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates for...more
We reported in July on a First Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding that a bank failed to implement commercially reasonable security methods to prevent unauthorized transfers by a criminal that gained the online banking...more
Whether referred to as electronic medical records, electronic health records, or electronic patient records, there is no doubting the tremendous potential benefits that the digitization of medical data holds for the health...more
For the first time, online retail sales exceeded $1 billion on Black Friday and reached nearly $1.5 billion on Cyber Monday this year. Analysts expect this increase in e-commerce to continue, and Forrester Research estimates...more
Originally published in MainBiz on November 26, 2012.
Last July, the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals issued a first-of-its kind decision regarding the obligations of banks and their commercial customers in...more
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- Workplace Confidential? Supreme Court Rules That Employees Have Right To Privacy Over Their Work Computer
- Q & A . . .2
- Progress of Legislation
..Federal . . . 3
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