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Immigration Fact or Fiction for the U.S. Employer: CBP Searching Electronic Devices – A New Thing?

There has been heightened interest and concern regarding the potential for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to search laptops and smart phones at the port of entry, due to the mention of such searches in one of...more

Locked in Sixty Seconds: Ransomware, Remote Access, and the Brave New Internet of Things

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

A few months ago, we analyzed ransomware incidents and offered some suggestions for handling an episode. Ransomware is a cyberattack in which a hacker uses malware to take control of computer systems. The system owner is...more

Pennsylvania Transit sued for Fair Credit Reporting Act violation

Last week, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) was hit with a class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for not sufficiently notifying job applicants of its use of...more

Driver Privacy Act of 2015 Addresses Privacy Concerns for Data Collected on Event Data Recorders

by Wilson Elser on

An event data recorder (EDR), as defined in 49 CFR section 563.5, generally means a device or function in a vehicle that records the vehicle’s dynamic time-series data during the time period just prior to or during a crash...more

Uber Enters Into Settlement Regarding May 2014 Data Breach, Halting New York Attorney General’s Investigation Into Uber’s...

by King & Spalding on

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, New York’s Attorney General announced a settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”), which requires the company to institute a number of practices intended to increase the data privacy of...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Last Monday night the Senate passed HB 774, Restoring Proper Justice Act, 33-16. According to HB 744’s supporters, the bill will allow executions to resume in the state. The last execution occurred in 2006. ...more

Paul Watler Speaks: Save the Plane – Or Save Yourself From a Libel Suit?

by Jackson Walker on

Fear of liability may match fear of flying for many Americans. We all know that commercial aviation is one of the safest forms of modern transportation. But it only takes a gut-wrenching drop of an aircraft in the...more

Former Uber Driver Files Class Action for Data Security Breach

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Uber Technologies Inc., the internet-based taxi service, was recently hit with a putative class action lawsuit over a data breach involving the personal information of about 50,000 current and former drivers. Uber develops,...more

Supreme Court Delineates Federal Whistleblower Protections in TSA Disclosure Case

On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided whether a federal air marshal, who publicly disclosed that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had decided to cut costs by removing air marshals...more

Supreme Court Decides Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean, holding that an Air Marshal was entitled to whistleblower status after disclosing plans to remove Air Marshals from certain...more

Whistleblower Protection Extends To Federal Workers Who Violate Agency Regulations

by Fisher Phillips on

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court held that an agent of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who disclosed information that was prohibited by TSA regulations, was nonetheless protected under the Whistleblower...more

Location of employees can be monitored with privacy restrictions

by DLA Piper on

It is possible to collect location data relating to employees through smartphone Apps if used in order to optimize the usage of resources and improve their management, coordination and timing provided that this practice...more

Employers: How Prepared Are You for Ebola?

by Morgan Lewis on

Rapidly changing circumstances raise workplace questions. The Ebola epidemic in 2014 has already been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as the worst in history. The extent of this outbreak is...more

Would harassment prevention have saved TSA from its PR nosedive?

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the federal Transportation Security Administration is under fire for imposing full-body scans or pat-downs on the flying public. Although the agency says that the scans/pat-downs are...more

Rely on TDS - Quarterly Newsletter

by Kevin Gordon on

"Rely on TDS" is the quarterly newsletter by the Manitoba, Canada based law firm, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP. The newsletter is a collection of articles from a variety of subject matters targeted to the business...more

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