A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Polsinelli Podcast - Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Consequences for Corporations
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
This past week’s focus on the presence of the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol (and elsewhere) brought back to the fore the specter of “states’ rights” – the seemingly high-minded excuse...more
Wednesday, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed Special Act No. 15-13, effective immediately, which requires the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, in consultation with the Department of Emergency...more
Focusing on overseas cyber threats, President Obama issued an Executive Order on April 1, 2015, which grants authorization to impose sanctions on individuals and entities engaged "in malicious cyber-enabled activities that...more
On June 18, 2015, the Canadian Minister of Industry announced that the Digital Privacy Act, which amends Canada’s foundational Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), has received royal assent...more
The modified law will expand the definition of personal information to include medical information and physical characteristics, and require notification to the state Attorney General. Businesses with customers in Oregon...more
Reigniting their previous bipartisan attempts to amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and add greater privacy protections for children and younger teens, U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe...more
On June 18, 2015, Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act was passed by Canada’s House of Commons vote. Bill S-4 was previously passed by Canada’s Senate. The Digital Privacy Act includes important amendments to the Personal...more
Since early 2012, 21 states have enacted some form of "password protection" law. Although these laws vary substantially by state, their common thread is the intention to restrict employers' ability to access content in...more
In the wake of the recent public disclosure of the massive breach into the Office of Personnel Management compromising the personal information of approximately 4 million individuals, Senators were hoping to tie a...more
Washington and Oregon both recently updated laws that define data security and incident response requirements for breaches of consumers’ personal information. Details of these new requirements for each state are...more
Second in a series by BB&K Partner Ruben Duran for the Southern California Latino Policy Center Newsletter*
¡Aguas con el Tech!
While the use of technology by elected officials in California may not exactly be...more
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Cyber Networks Act ("PCNA"), which would give companies certain liability protection against potential lawsuits when sharing cyber threat...more
On June 4, 2015, President Obama and his administration signed into law the U.S.A. Freedom Act, which “reform[s] the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct...more
None of us in the United States – no family or individual, no industry or business, and no government agency – is immune from the potential devastation that cyber-attacks can wreak. No particular reminder is needed. Each day,...more
We have commented before that many consumers do not know or understand the amount of data their motor vehicle has concerning their driving habits, including erratic driving, speed, whether the radio or Bluetooth is being used...more
Nevada has amended its breach notification law, effective July 1, 2015, to include a medical or health insurance identification number and a user name, unique identifier, or e-mail address in combination with a password or...more
With an increasing number of high-profile data breaches in the news, both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives have pushed forward on several data security and privacy bills. In the recent months, lawmakers have...more
On May 19, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a new statute restricting an employer’s ability to gain access to social media, e-mail and other personal online accounts of employees and job...more
On May 13, 2015, Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, signed the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Research, Development, Regulation and Privacy Act of 2015 into law. This new Maryland state drone Act gives the state government the...more
On May 12, 2015, the Commercial UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems –i.e. drones) Modernization Act was introduced to the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security, which sets forth interim drone operating...more
The Connecticut General Assembly is winding down in the next eight days, but not before some very significant legislation gets a thumbs up or down.
As discussed before, the legislature has already passed a bill...more
Fast approaching is the June 1 expiration of certain provisions of the Patriot Act, including § 215 (codified as 50 U.S.C § 1861), which is the basis for the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk telephone metadata collection...more
Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee have released a regulatory relief bill intended to be an alternative to the bill released by Senator Richard Shelby. While Senator Shelby’s bill is entitled the “Financial Regulatory...more
Come August 1, North Dakota’s Attorney General will expect to hear from you if your company suffers a breach of computerized data affecting more than 250 persons. On April 13 North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed S....more
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