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Florida Introduces Stringent Obligations with New Data Breach Law

In the wake of increasing pressure due to data breaches, Florida is introducing a stringent new data breach law to protect its residents from identity theft and financial harm. The new Florida Information Protection Act of...more

Florida Passes New Data Breach Notification Law Requiring Enforcement of Civil Penalties For Untimely Notice

Personal information now includes online account information, health insurance policy numbers, and medical information - Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014...more

Florida Gives Breach Notification Statute More Teeth

On June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (“FIPA”), which will repeal Florida’s current breach notification statute at Fla. Stat. § 817.5681 and replace it with a new...more

Privacy Tuesday - July 2014

There are quite a few privacy-related things taking effect July 1. Some reminders: Florida Amendments to Data Breach Notification Law - The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (“FIPA”) takes effect...more

Is this the Beginning of a New Era in State Data Breach Notification Laws?

An Overview of the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA) - On June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved FIPA. This comprehensive new data security law becomes effective July 1, 2014. The nature of...more

The Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions

Negotiations for a bilateral Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement [“FIPA”] between Canada and China have been ongoing for over a decade. An agreement was finally signed on September 9, 2012 during Prime...more

The Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement: A Comparative Analysis to Canada’s Model FIPA

Negotiations for a bilateral Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement [“FIPA”] between Canada and China have been ongoing for over a decade. They commenced in 1994, were interrupted pending China’s accession to...more

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