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QATAR: Promulgating the Cybercrime Prevention Law

On 15 September 2014, Qatar’s Emir approved Law No. 14 of 2014, The Cybercrime Prevention Law (“Cybercrime Law”). Although it has not yet been published in Qatar’s Official Gazette, the text of the law was published in the...more

Did Russian Hackers Really Amass Over a Billion Passwords?

It was widely reported yesterday in The New York Times and elsewhere that a sophisticated Russian crime ring was holding a massive cache of stolen Internet credentials. According to the private security firm Hold Security, a...more

One year of Data Protection Enforcement in France: what the CNIL’s Activity Report 2013 Reveals and what to expect in 2014

According to the French Data Protection Authority’s (“CNIL”) recently issued activity report for 2013, the CNIL was especially busy in 2013. The main topics addressed by the CNIL in 2013 were the creation of a national...more

Misbranded Drugs: A Danger To Physicians And Patients

Mail-order businesses, including pharmacies, bombard doctors by fax, phone, and Internet offering an assortment of name-brand medications and treatments at bargain prices. These new options tempt physicians with the promise...more

FinCEN Issues Virtual Currency Guidance

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued formal guidance to clarify the anti-money laundering obligations of administrators and exchangers of convertible virtual currency. “Virtual” currency, unlike...more

When Food Production Leads to Prosecution

Over the last few weeks, two big stories have made headlines in the food industry. Beginning in early February, news media across Europe began reporting that food products tested in several European countries contained...more

Letter from ARTHUR L. GLEASON, JR., President & CEO of Kentucky Lottery Corp. to US Senator Mitch McConnell re: Draft Reid - Kyl...

November 2, 2012, Letter from ARTHUR L. GLEASON, JR., President & CEO of Kentucky Lottery Corporation to US Senator Mitch McConnell re: Draft Reid - Kyl Bill Regulating Interstate iPoker and Proscribing other forms of...more

Employment Law Commentary - Volume 24, No. 03 - March 2011

In this issue: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance: Encouraging Employee Participation and Cooperation to Avoid Whistleblower Claims; The Employer-Employee Relationship in a Post Dodd Frank World; The Purpose of a Good...more

Victim of a Crime Overseas? What Help is Available?

U.S. Citizens who become victims of crime while abroad have two ways the U.S. Government will help them: • Overseas: consular officers, agents, and staff work with crime victims and help them with the local police and...more

New Consumer Protection Legislation by Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

In April of this year, Bill C-52, "respecting the safety of consumer products," was tabled in the House of Commons by the Minister of Health. This proposed legislation protects consumers by addressing or preventing dangers to...more

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