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Class Action Roundup: Summer 2017

by Alston & Bird on

Welcome to our second Roundup of 2017, where we feature the cases litigated and settlements finalized during the second calendar quarter of the year. It was a very active quarter in almost all of the categories we monitor,...more

Organizing Data Privacy Within A Company

by Bryan Cave on

Although organizations have dealt with privacy issues for years, only in the past decade have they begun to view the complexities of privacy as requiring formal organizational structure, dedicated employees, and/or dedicated...more

Looking Forward: Canadian Class Actions in 2017

by Bennett Jones LLP on

As we start 2017, uncertainty abounds. Donald J. Trump’s ascension to the Presidency and populist movements in Europe and Britain are set to upend global norms and challenge the status quo. Serious questions are being raised...more

Data Privacy and Security: A Practical Guide for In-House Counsel, 2017 Edition

by Bryan Cave on

Boulder Partner David Zetoony published the 2017 edition of his handbook, Data Privacy and Security: A Practical Guide for In-House Counsel, on Jan. 28 – Data Privacy Day. The guide provides an overview of laws relevant to a...more

Intertwining allegations and information… the case of the misused password

by Dentons on

In the case of Eiger Securities LLP v. Korshunova UKEAT/0149/16 the EAT considered what amounted to a protected disclosure when bringing a whistleblowing claim. ...more

South Africa Newsletter - September 2016

by Dentons on

South Africa’s diverse economy, strategic role in Africa and political history create a unique business and regulatory environment. The Dentons South Africa Newsletter will help you keep abreast of issues that affect doing...more

Social Media Research Reveals Insights for Retaining Top Talent

Successful companies depend on finding and retaining talented employees. Attrition, on the other hand, is expensive. A constantly revolving door means more money and time spent training new employees, makes it hard to build...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: August 2016 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring....more

Legal Advice Or PR Plan? A Pertinent Privilege Conundrum

The ever-expanding scope of what constitutes the “press” creates new issues for companies and their counsel dealing with disputes that either are in or will develop into litigation. Routine corporate disputes that received no...more

AGG Litigation Insights Newsletter - Spring 2016

Potential plaintiffs and freshly sued defendants often discount the importance of damages analysis when it comes to litigation planning and execution. After all, disputes over liability receive far more attention during...more

Record Fine, Possible “Death Sentence” for Alleged Lifeline Violations Proposed by FCC

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On April 7, the FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (“NAL”) against a wireless Lifeline provider, Total Call Mobile, Inc. (“Total Call”). An investigation conducted by the Universal Service Administrative Company...more

Dealing with Email Fraud? These Simple Steps Can Recover Assets in an Emergency

by Kobre & Kim on

According to the FBI, there has recently been a significant spike in email fraud, costing businesses billions in the last two years – with a significant portion of these funds landing in Hong Kong bank accounts. If your...more

Perspective: What Will Be the Defining Cybersecurity Issues In 2016?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

As data breaches and their related obligations and liability risks continue to pile up with every passing year, we asked attorneys writing on JD Supra to answer the question: What will be among the defining issues for...more

9 Things Employees Should Do to Prevent Data Breaches

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Avoiding employee mistakes that lead to inadvertent failures will free up valuable resources to fight the bad guys—and may save your job. ...more

What Does Uber Mean for Telecom Carriers?

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The business model employed by ride-hailing company Uber Technologies, Inc., has certainly been disruptive in the transportation business. Now, a decision involving Uber may have implications for telecommunications carriers...more

Popular Social Media Reads on JD Supra

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Some of the most popular reads at the intersection of social media and the law on JD Supra during the first two weeks of August, 2015....more

Blog: Does Disclosure Of A High CEO-Employee Pay Ratio Affect Consumer Behavior?

by Cooley LLP on

The answer is yes, according to a recent study from the Harvard Business School, “Paying Up for Fair Pay: Consumers Prefer Firms with Lower CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios. Just in time to be part of the mood music for the SEC’s...more

Popular Cybersecurity Reads on JD Supra

by JD Supra Perspectives on

From latest data breach laws to cyber liability insurance to the FTC's consumer data safety guidance ... a recap of popular cybersecurity reads on JD Supra during the second half of July 2015....more

Rise of the Video Vigilantes: Handling Secret Workplace Recordings

by NAVEX Global on

Video vigilantes are on the rise, and their recordings can quickly go viral. What should employers do to prepare for, handle and prevent covert recordings made in the workplace? Just a few short years ago HR and...more

What's Popular Right Now at the Intersection of Social Media and the Law?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Live streaming, hashtag trademarks, social media ownership after bankruptcy, the role of socmed in discovery ... myriad issues make for interesting reading....more

Texas Bankruptcy Court 'Likes' Facebook and Twitter Accounts as Property of the Reorganized Debtor

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Bankruptcy courts will continue to confront issues involving social media assets for one primary reason: social media is now an indispensable part of the modern business model....more

Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or Personal?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

A bankruptcy judge for the Southern District of Texas recently wrote a 30-page opinion – and sent a man to jail for failure to comply with it – over a modern and unlikely issue: his Facebook page. ...more

DBO Establishes Protocol With To Block Unlicensed Payday Lenders’ Ads

by Allen Matkins on

When I served as California’s Commissioner of Corporations, Internet commerce was just finding its legs and we were concerned about how to apply the Corporate Securities Laws to this new technology. For state regulators, the...more

Protecting Your Employees (And Your Company's Image) Online

by JD Supra Perspectives on

The best and most effective way an employer can combat social media-focused harassment is through education and training on what behavior the company will and will not find acceptable....more

The Monsters of the Digital Age

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Like the beasts of Tolkien’s imagination, digital trolls skulk around the internet shrouded in anonymity, unprovoked yet fiercely attacking the unwary. These trolls are individuals who use anonymous screen names to post...more

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