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With the fast-approaching compliance deadline of January 1, 2015 and no guidance from the California AG’s office, online and mobile service operators are still wondering if and how California’s new “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World” law will impact them. A recent BNA webinar focused on the new law and its many...

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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released guidance on Section 8 of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which will go into effect on January 15, 2015. CASL has been described as “the toughest anti-spam law in the world,” because of its broad reach and stringent requirements. CASL applies not only to Canadian organizations, but any...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 12:30-1:30 pm EST Presenters: Ken Dreifach and Mason Weisz For our final webinar in our Boot Camp series, Ken Dreifach and Mason Weisz will provide an analysis of the key current business and data models in the Ad Tech ecosystem, and the privacy challenges that arise, as well as the basics (and some...

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“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” If you’ve ever had to rely on that time-honored principle, you might understand the thinking behind the EU cross-border data transfer restrictions that can stop international deals in their tracks. Europeans worry about what would happen if information about them fell into the hands of outsiders. And to...

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Halloween is over. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas are right around the corner. For many that means spending time with family, holiday parties, and lots of shopping, but hopefully not all at the last minute. But for those in the privacy world, it also means that January 1, 2015 is looming – a date on...

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A California appellate court has rejected Google’s contention that the Stored Communications Act provides a blanket exemption or immunity on service providers against compulsory civil discovery process. A ship manufacturer, Navalimpianti USA Inc., sued Matteo Negro, a former employee, for breach of duty in Florida State Court. After several failed attempts to compel Negro to...

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Earlier this week, Papa John’s dropped its appeal of a lower court decision finding that AIG Affiliates, National Union Fire Insurance Co. and American Home Insurance Co., did not have a duty to defend or indemnify the pizza chain against two underlying privacy suits. The dispute concerned Papa John’s demand for coverage for two lawsuits...

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Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in a case challenging New Jersey’s wiretapping law, keeping in place the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling which, like all courts to have confronted the issue, allows law enforcement to intercept phone calls that occur completely out-of-state. The US Supreme Court’s decision not to review the case...

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Earlier this month, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments for In re: National Security Letter v. Holder, on appeal after the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the nondisclosure provision of 18 U.S.C. § 2709, the statute authorizing the FBI to serve...

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In the first part of a series of articles related to domain security, Amy Mushahwar updates clients on the reported security vulnerabilities and consumer confusion occurring in the newly-delegated domain space. Amy gives an overview of the name collisions, incidents of phishing/malware and consumer confusion cropping up within these domains. She also describes the warning...

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