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A new bill unanimously passed the U.S. Senate in July that could make it significantly more difficult for general counsel when considering whether to self-report antitrust issues. The Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act...more
The Chinese stock market crash and world- wide effect on stock markets around the World has created a crisis with day to day developments. The World Stock market crash stated on August 24, 2015 and went through to August...more
The latest round of talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed Pacific Rim free-trade agreement, has ended with disagreement on a number of key issues, including the non-patent exclusivity period for biologic...more
On August 11, 2015, a group of 19 U.S. business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the US-China Business Council, sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to push China to change its cybersecurity...more
Last Wednesday, the Senate passed with unanimous consent the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015 (“CAARA”) after minor tweaks to two definitions. CAARA provides anti-retaliation protection to whistleblowers who...more
A group of Democratic lawmakers and advocacy organizations criticized protections for brand-name biologics in the current draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, a free-trade agreement among a dozen Pacific Rim...more
Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has promulgated the Constitutional Reform regarding the creation of the National Anticorruption System.
On July 16, 2015, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which has exclusive jurisdiction over federal antitrust laws, unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to extend federal whistleblower protections to employees who...more
Because of the substantial activity in May, June and July with the passage of Trade Promotion Authority (“TPA”) and the ongoing Trans Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) negotiations, this blog post is being split into two parts. ...more
On June 17, 2015, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015 (Act), a bill that proposes whistleblower protection for employees who provide information to the...more
The major trade issue is Trade Promotion Authority (“TPA”) and the Trans Pacific Partnership.
On May 22, 2015, after another close cloture vote, the TPA bill passed the Senate by a majority vote of 62 to 37 votes. The...more
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Assistant Attorney General William Baer testified before the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law on...more
On April 29, 2015, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) introduced the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2015 (AFA), which would amend the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (FAA), by...more
The Massachusetts Attorney General and others are currently advocating for legislation that would accord greater legal weight to the findings of an independent state agency, the Health Policy Commission, on the effects of...more
On April 17, advocates in support of a federal data security and breach notification law achieved a victory when the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a bill supporting national legislation. The proposed Data...more
As an extension of our forecast of upcoming cyber-related legislation, on April 15, the House Energy & Commerce Committee approved the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 (H.R. 1770), adopting three amendments...more
Why it matters -
From the President to Senators to Representatives, everyone in Washington, D.C. appears to be focused on privacy-related issues. Continuing his focus on cybersecurity, President Barack Obama signed an...more
The FTC’s “Do Not Call” and “robocall” rules do not apply to political survey calls. So, if Hillary Clinton sought to “voice blast” a survey about international issues, she could do so without violating the Telemarketing...more
Judge Paul Magnuson, who is presiding over the Target multi-district class action litigation in Minnesota, preliminarily approved the parties’ proposed settlement of the litigation involving the infamous breach affecting up...more
A closely watched bipartisan national data privacy, security, and breach notification bill cleared a House subcommittee yesterday, sending it to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee for review. There have been many...more
On January 6, two Michigan Congressmen – Representative John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Representative Dan Benishek (R-Mich.) – introduced the “Quality Health Care Coalition Act of 2015.” The bill (H.R. 105) would permit...more
Last month, the White House released a “discussion draft” of its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights of 2015, and so far it has received a cool reception.
The bill recognizes that “[t]here is rapid growth in the...more
Taking another “step” toward developing comprehensive privacy legislation, the White House has released a discussion draft of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015. The draft reflects the Fair Information Practice...more
The White House released its much anticipated legislative proposal on the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act (CPBRA) that was first floated in 2012. The CPBRA, if enacted (which seems unlikely before 2016), would provide...more
Although most states have enacted some form of data privacy and breach notification laws, and certain federal statutory schemes cover specific industry sectors, there are no privacy protections for all personal data. Given...more
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