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Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - April 2014

In This Issue: - Administrative Items - Electric Items - Hydro Items - Certificate Item - Excerpt from Hydro Items - H-1: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Docket No. P-2232-522 This docket involves an…more

| Energy & Utilities

EU High Court Strikes Down Data Retention Law

On April 8, 2014, the highest court in the European Union invalidated an EU law that required telephone and electronic communications providers to retain user data for up to two years…more

| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Privacy, International...

DOJ & FTC Release Cybersecurity Threat Information Exchange Policy

The US DOJ Antitrust Division and the FTC yesterday released a joint policy statement on the sharing of information between private parties, including competitors, to counter cybersecurity threats. The agencies acknowledge that…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy,...

Anti-Patent Troll Legislation: What is Proposed and What it Could Mean

Proposed patent legislation has been causing a stir at both the federal and state levels recently. In an effort to curb infringement litigation initiated by non-practicing entities, often referred to as "patent trolls,"…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics,...

Cloud Services and Export Control: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Cloud services in all forms are becoming widely adopted by enterprise customers. Public, private and hybrid cloud service offerings continue to grow in number and nature. Companies are migrating to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science,...

Ukraine-related sanctions – a month in: Key issues for companies

What is the status of the evolving international sanctions against Ukraine and Russia? Since the recent escalation of the Ukraine crisis in March, there have beenalmost daily developments regarding economic sanctions -…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law &...

CNIL Expanded Investigative Powers

The new French Act on consumer protection enacted on March 18, 2014 broadens the investigative powers of the CNIL (the French Data Protection Authority) by enabling its members and empowered agents to carry out online…more

| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

MOFCOM Shows Teeth Against Gun Jumping

On 20 March 2014, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“MOFCOM”) issued a notice announcing that it will make public decisions sanctioning companies failing to notify mergers that meet the filing…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers &...

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