• 18 2018 May

    Webinar: When is it Okay to Use Alt Data?

    As the use of alternative data grows in popularity, firms should ensure they are leveraging this information in a way that does not violate insider trading, privacy, or market manipulation regulations. In Cordium’s webinar, When...

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Our firm is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Chambers USA Awards in the category of “Privacy & Data Security.” This is our third year as a nominee for this category, and we could not be more honored and thankful for the amazing clients who have propelled us to where we...

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The Ninth Circuit has held that a free-to-play virtual casino app offering in-app purchases of virtual chips for continued gameplay may constitute illegal gambling under Washington state law. Churchill Downs, the defendant, operates a free-to-download mobile app called Big Fish Casino (“BFC”). Users can use virtual chips to play casino games and win additional chips....

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Nearly three years after adding a mandatory data breach notification provision to its federal privacy law, Canada has taken steps that will effectuate the dormant requirement. The Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Industry, issued an Order in Council declaring that the notification provision, among other provisions in the Digital...

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Where there is no face scanning, there can be no unlawful use of biometrics. A U.S. District Court granted Facebook’s motion for summary judgment as part of ongoing litigation against the social media company for alleged violations of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). In one of the suits, Plaintiff Gullen (a non-user of Facebook)...

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At Last, My Alabama Breach Notice Has Come Along

Mar 29, 2018 by Jason Wool and Michelle Anderson

Alabama became the 50th and final state to enact data breach notification legislation when Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018. Alabama’s law comes on the heels of South Dakota’s enactment of its first breach notification law on March 21st. The two states had been the remaining holdouts...

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The CLOUD Act has been enacted, effectively mooting the closely watched United States v. Microsoft case and marking a watershed moment in federal and international surveillance law. The Act codifies mechanisms for both US and foreign governments to enforce surveillance orders on data located outside of their territorial boundaries, with major consequences for providers of...

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