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Webinar: When is it Okay to Use Alt Data?

May 18, 2018 by Marc Zwillinger

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 is it Okay to Use Alt Data?, Marc Zwillinger and Alexandra Fulk, Vice President of Cordium’s compliance consulting division, will cover:...

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April showers bring May flowers – and pro-clickwrap case law. Two courts upheld mandatory arbitration provisions to force putative class actions out of court. The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a ruling upholding an arbitration provision presented to users as they registered for an event. In Pazol v. Tough Mudder, Inc., the registration website required users...

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The Supreme Court has opened the door for the expansion of legal sports gambling, striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), 28 U.S.C. § 3701, et seq., as unconstitutional. Passed in 1992, PASPA had prohibited states from, among other things, authorizing, licensing, or operating sports gambling (with narrow exceptions that grandfathered in states...

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One Month Till GDPR! Seven Insights and Predictions

Apr 25, 2018 by Melissa Maalouf, Mason Weisz, Jon Frankel, Ken Dreifach, Kandi Parsons, Anna Hsia, Alexei Klestoff, Marci Rozen, Allison Bender, Michelle Anderson and Austin Mooney

Like most reading this article, we have been very busy over the last couple of years preparing our clients for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). In advising companies that range from start-ups to multi-nationals and that cross a wide variety of industries, we have gleaned many insights about the GDPR compliance process. This...

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The New Jersey Supreme Court found that a consumer must suffer actual adverse consequences from an alleged violation of New Jersey’s Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”) in order to bring suit under the act — although such adverse consequences don’t have to be monetary. The ruling from New Jersey’s highest court...

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New Law Weakens Section 230 Immunity

Apr 18, 2018 by Jill Guidera Brown

Two events may change the rules for interactive website operators: (1) the FBI seizing Backpage.com and (2) the enactment of SESTA/FOSTA, amending CDA Section 230 immunity. The FBI’s seizure of Backpage.com, an online classifieds site that includes ads for escort services, arose out of an Arizona federal grand jury’s indictment of seven Backpage executives on...

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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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