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Privacy in financial markets, not to be ignored

The Article 29 Working Party published a letter it sent to the European Commission urging it to consider the data protection and privacy issues when adopting the secondary regulations (‘Regulations’) necessary to implement...more

Shareholders sue mobile security firm for failing to disclose hacking incident before IPO

MobileIron, Inc. was sued late last week by shareholders in a proposed class action for allegedly failing to disclose a hacking incident just weeks before its initial public offering (IPO). The suit, filed on behalf of...more

Assessing cybersecurity risks and protecting consumer data before filing for an IPO in the age of the Internet of Things

In May of this year, Fitbit Inc. (Fitbit) filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) for upwards of $100 million. With more and more consumers using wearable devices, privacy concerns have skyrocketed. However, since 2011,...more

Fitbit Files for IPO: Cybersecurity Risk Disclosure

Fitbit, the fitness-tracking company with six wearable devices that track and collect data about things like calories burned, steps logged, “quality” of sleep and sleep patterns, heart rate, etc.) as well as web and mobile...more

Televised Hearings and FOI Requests: Recent Developments in Securities Commission Practice

The hearing process before the British Columbia Securities Commission (Securities Commission) will be influenced by two important decisions: one from the Securities Commission itself, relating to televised hearings; and...more

Status Updates - June 2014 #6

Debt collectors are using social media more and more frequently to try to track down people who owe money, but they are bound by restrictions in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when they do so, just as if they used...more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions - 04/30/14

Enforcement Matters: Improper Calculation of Client Advisory Fees Results in Enforcement Action - In a recent action (In the Matter of Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., Investment Advisers Act Release No....more

Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon (3rd Edition)

In this edition: - Introduction - Advertising & Marketing - Brand Protection & Reputational Management - Copyright (EU) - Copyright (U.S.) - Data Privacy & Security -...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - February 2014

In This Issue: - NIST Releases Final Framework Document ..Key Changes From The Preliminary Framework ..The Framework Roadmap ..The DHS “C-Cubed” Program ..Next Steps - California Suggests Upper...more

Emerging Growth and Venture Capital News - Fall 2013

NEW SEC GENERAL SOLICITATION AND “BAD ACTOR” RULES RE PRIVATE STOCK SALES NOW IN EFFECT - New Securities and Exchange Commission rules concerning private stock sales are now in effect. Under these rules, for...more

New State Laws Prohibit Employers and Academic Institutions from Requesting Usernames and Passwords to Monitor Social Media...

An increasing number of states are passing laws that prohibit employers and academic institutions from requesting or requiring employees, job applicants, students, and prospective students to turn over their social media...more

Advertising Law -- March 1, 2012

In This Issue: FCC Issues New Regs on Robocalls Lack of Magnetic Attraction Leads to False Ad Suit SEC Cautions Advisers About Risks of Social Media Google’s Privacy Changes Result...more

California Amends Its Security Breach Law And German Privacy Agency Limits Social Media Marketing By Businesses

California Amends Its Security Breach Notification Law Beginning January 1, 2012, any business that is required, under California's security breach notification law, to provide notice to individuals must include in the...more

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update - Vol. 2, Issue 4 - August 2011

In this issue: Crowd Control: SEC Cracks Down on Crowdfunding Venture; Using Copyright Assignments to Control Customer Reviews; A Short History of Social Media; Stir It Up: Bob Marley and Cease & Desist Letters; Two Recent...more

Paris' Best Kept Secret

Launch of New Incoterms 2010 Rules by the ICC...more

California State Teachers Retirment System v. Blankenship, et al.

West Virginia Supreme Court Order denying Preliminary Injunction in Massey - Alpha merger case, but also refusing to seal certain...

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued an Order denying Massey shareholders' request for a Preliminary Injunction to challenge the merger of Massey and Alpha Natural Resources. The parties had also sought to seal...more

California State Teachers Retirement System v Blankenship, et al.

NPR and the Charleston Gazette's Opposition to Motion to Seal Record in Massey - Alpha merger case

National Public Radio (NPR) and the Charleston Gazette filed this Opposition to a Motion to Seal the Record in a case brought by shareholders of Massey Energy Company seeking to block the sale of Massey to Alpha Natural...more

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