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Trump Meets Xi: Will They Talk Cybersecurity?

President Trump has repeatedly claimed that his predecessor was weak on China. But at least with respect to cybersecurity, the facts don’t support that charge. In 2015, “following all-night negotiations,” Robert Silvers...more

UK Government Launches National Cyber Security Centre

by King & Spalding on

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, the United Kingdom officially opened its National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC”). The NCSC, which got off the ground starting last October, will be part of the Government Communications...more

United States And Switzerland Reach Data Transfer Agreement

by King & Spalding on

On January 11, 2017, the governments of the United States and Switzerland announced that an agreement had been reached over a Privacy Shield Framework (“Privacy Shield”) that sets out how companies may transfer personal data...more

UK’s Digital Economy Bill: Effectiveness of Age Verification and Copyright Measures Questioned

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

After its announcement in May 2016, the multi-faceted UK Digital Economy Bill (‘Bill’) has progressed through Parliament and has recently been considered by MPs at the Public Bill Committee stage, during which various...more

Insurance Recovery Law - November 2016

Asbestos Injury Continuous, Delaware Supreme Court Rules - Why it matters - In the latest ruling in the long running asbestos litigation involving pump manufacturers in Delaware, the state's highest court declared,...more

Dynamic IP Addresses May Qualify as Personal Data

by Morgan Lewis on

In a key decision, the European Court of Justice has ruled that dynamic IP addresses may qualify as personal data in certain circumstances—ending years of uncertainty about whether such fundamental building blocks of the...more

Business Litigation Report - September 2016

Second Circuit Rejects Massive Class Action Settlement and Affirms Importance of Adequate Representation and Due Process Rights for Absent Class Members - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently considered whether...more

Twitter Sued For Right of Publicity Violations Over Profile-Trading Game

by Reed Smith on

A class action lawsuit was filed in California yesterday against Hey, Inc. and Twitter regarding Hey’s online trading game in which players collect profiles of (and use virtual currency to invest in) real-life people as if...more

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Dissemination of Patient-Specific Information from Devices

On June 10, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance advising manufacturers on appropriate and responsible dissemination of patient-specific information from medical devices....more

Update on EU-US Transfer of Data and the Proposed Privacy Shield

On 29 February the European Commission released its draft adequacy decision about the proposed Privacy Shield, which is intended to replace the invalidated EU-US Safe Harbor. While Microsoft stated on April 11 that they...more

Advertising Law - May 2016

Kanye's Promise of Exclusivity a Siren Song, Suit Says - Kanye West's latest drama involves the courtroom—specifically, a putative class action complaint alleging false advertising, unfair competition, and unjust...more

Privacy policy required for contact forms on websites? German Courts in disagreement

by Reed Smith on

Over the last years, a number of German Courts had to decide whether the operator of a website that contains a contact form for the website’s visitors shall be obliged to provide visitors a privacy policy that informs the...more

IP Litigation Insider - March 2016

by Jackson Walker on

Are Ex Parte Reexaminations An Overlooked Method of Challenging Patents? In the wake of the September 16, 2011, enactment of the America Invents Act ("AIA"), many third-party individuals and organizations began utilizing...more

A Closer Look at Cybersecurity Legislation and Regulations in the US and Abroad - United States

by WilmerHale on

Legal Framework - Summarise the main statutes and regulations that promote cybersecurity. Does your jurisdiction have dedicated cybersecurity laws? The United States generally addresses cybersecurity...more

Advertising Law - January 2016

Ending Challenge to FTC's Data Security Authority, Wyndham Settles - In a significant development, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts reached a deal with the Federal Trade Commission in the high-profile litigation that began...more

Also In the News - Data, Privacy, & Security Practice Report - December 2015 #2

by King & Spalding on

Harmonizing Cybersecurity And Trade Secret Protection – Many companies are investing heavily in cybersecurity and implementing a framework such as the Cybersecurity Framework from the National Institute of Standards and...more

Webinar PowerPoint Slides: Medical Apps and Devices: The Convergence of FDA, FTC, and State and Federal Regulations

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

These are the PowerPoint slides from this webinar: Years ago, if someone told you that computers would replace doctors for medical treatment, you would have laughed. While we have yet to reach this paradigm, mobile medical...more

Medical Apps and Devices: The Convergence of FDA, FTC, and State and Federal Regulations [Video]

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Years ago, if someone told you that computers would replace doctors for medical treatment, you would have laughed. While we have yet to reach this paradigm, mobile medical applications and devices have come to the forefront...more

Update on recent cyber prosecutions/stings

The feds keep chipping away at those thieves and hackers and we are pleased to showcase the recent results of their hard work. Computer Hacking and Sexual Extortion - On December 9, 2015, the U.S. Attorney’s Office...more

Advertising Law - November 2015

Fantasy Sports Has a New Teammate: Nevada Gaming Commission - Nevada's Gaming Control Board announced that fantasy sports will be regulated like other forms of gambling, and ordered operators to halt operation in the...more

Attention UGC Marketers—Are Your Permissions in Order?

Brand companies have come to view user-generated content as often one of the most effective and authentic ways to advertise their products or services. This is known as “user-generated content marketing.” For example, with...more

[Event] Cybersecurity, Data Breach, and Privacy:A Dialogue on the Rising Risks and Evolving Legal Landscape - Oct. 12th, Los...

by Nossaman LLP on

Nossaman LLP and University of California, Irvine School of Law invite you to join us for this complimentary half-day seminar on recent developments in the areas of cybersecurity, data breach, privacy, and their implications...more

Socially Aware - Volume 6, Issue 3 - July/August 2015

Welcome to the newest issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award winning guide to the law and business of social media. In this edition, we present a “grand unifying theory” of today’s leading technologies and the legal...more

Intellectual Property and Technology News (North America), Issue 26, Q2 2015

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The Internet of Things: EU vs US guidance - Reports from the European Commission and the FTC on privacy and security best practices for IoT - key issues and highlights... Are IPRs impacting the pharmaceutical...more

Getting the Deal Through - Advertising and Marketing 2015: Canada

by DLA Piper on

Legislation and Regulation - What are the principal statutes regulating advertising generally? The principal federal statute regulating advertising in Canada is the Competition Act, which is a law of general...more

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