Since July 15, Windows 7 and Windows 8 users have been offered a free upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 10 includes Wi-Fi Sense, which features a default prompt that asks users to share access to WiFi networks that they have...more
On 15 July 2015, the Government published a draft Trade Union Bill which sets out changes to tighten the law on industrial action.
What is the current position?
There is no general right to take industrial action...more
IP Pitfalls in Tech M&A Transactions -
Technology and IP-driven deals accounted for over 30 percent of M&A deal volume in Europe in 2014. This trend is bound to continue, with many deals involving strategic or financial...more
For the past few years, the ongoing developments in Europe in relation to EU investor access to non-EU alternative investment funds or EU alternative investment funds managed by non-EU managers have been the source of great...more
E-commerce is the fastest growing retail market in Europe. Compound annual growth is currently running at around 12 percent per annum, predicted to result in an online retail market worth €233.9 billion (approximately US$262...more
Interest-based advertising (IBA), also known as behavioral advertising, creates profiles of consumers based on their online activities over time and across services, and uses them to send consumers relevant, targeted ads. To...more
Back in March we wrote about the group of former unpaid interns from Gawker Media’s Manhattan office suing to recover back pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and their desire to use social media to...more
The CFPB announced yesterday that it had reached a settlement with Regions Bank regarding claims that the bank unlawfully charged overdraft fees to customers who had not opted-in for overdraft coverage. The matter is the...more
Social media has dramatically impacted many areas of law, and class and collective action litigation is no exception. Recently, a number of former interns who sued Gawker Media LLC and its owner Nick Denton (Gawker) for wage...more
As we reported in December, Judge Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that putative class representatives in an FLSA collective action could notify former Gawker interns of their...more
In 2014, the anti-spam provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force, creating a wide array of compliance requirements for businesses. On October 7, 2014, the CRTC announced the conclusion of its first...more
Customers who walked into a Bebe clothing store, purchased clothing, provided their phone numbers during the sale, and later received a text inviting them to “opt-in” to a list for additional discounts have a claim against...more
In 2014, the anti-spam provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force, creating a wide array of compliance requirements for businesses. CASL prohibits a person from sending or causing or permitting to be...more
In an unpublished ruling last month, Federal Judge Alison Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the request of counsel for a putative class of unpaid interns to use social media to...more
Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York sent a letter to Director Cordray yesterday urging the CFPB to limit overdraft fees and expand opt-in requirements as part of a proposed overdraft rule.
Expressing concern about the cost to consumers of opting in to receive overdraft protection, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new report furthering speculation about regulatory action....more
On July 31, the CFPB released its latest assessment of overdraft data it has collected from large banks. The report provides the following summary findings:
?Overdraft and non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees constitute the...more
?????Canada’s Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Bill, better known as Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), was enacted in December 2010, but enforcement of the law did not commence until July 1, 2014, on Canada Day. The...more
The Belgian collective redress act (hereafter the Collective Redress Act) was signed into law just before the Easter break on 27 March 2014 and is expected to enter into force in the next couple of months (a royal decree...more
As anticipated, the Assistant Treasurer has announced the reforms to the FOFA legislation the government will introduce. The reforms include removing the ‘opt-in’ requirement as foreshadowed pre-election. The reforms also...more
This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.
As many who have struggled to find a clear way to comply will know, an important change to the EU E-Privacy Directive (implemented by many EU states late 2011/2012) meant that, in summary, websites which...more
California has moved one step closer towards amending its Constitution to create a presumption of harm whenever personal data is shared without a consumer’s express opt-in, a change that would clear a significant hurdle to...more
The California ballot measure process permits any California voter to propose a ballot initiative to the state’s Attorney General which, if enough signatures are gathered, will then appear on state-wide ballot for approval at...more
On July 17th, former California State Senator Steve Peace (director of the film, “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”) and trial lawyer Michael Thorsnes filed a potentially revolutionary draft ballot initiative with the California...more
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