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  • FTC roundup

    Here, are the top four consumer protection issues that are top-of-mind at the FTC and what inside counsel need to know about them.

  • Cybersecurity and compliance: An unlimited horizon of responsibility

    Make no mistake, the compliance challenges arising from data breaches and other cyber incidents are not limited to industries that, like retail and financial, garner the most conspicuous publicity for events that so directly affect the public.

  • Alphabet nation

    In large corporations, like those in the Fortune 500, the legal and compliance departments have to learn to deal with these regulators in order to ensure that everything is in order and day-to-day business can continue on unimpeded.

  • Uncharted territory

    Many state attorneys general are beginning to expand their views into completely new territories. Some of these areas reflect inquiries made by federal agencies, while others represent a direct response to local concerns.

  • Reasonable expectations

    Perhaps the most befuddling challenges that face these organizations are the complications that arise when they must conduct legal processes in multiple areas with disparate privacy laws.

  • Google facing wave of competition activity in EU

    In February, Google and EU anti-trust reached a settlement over allegations that the company did not supply users with sufficient diversity of options in its search process. EU officials took issue with the fact that results from the engine appeared to favor Google services, but were placated by promises that...

  • Opinion poll results concur with Supreme Court decision on privacy

    Some 83 percent of those responding in a survey of 800 registered voters undertaken between July 7 and July 8, 2014, believe the police need to get a warrant before searching personal information on someone’s cell phone.

  • EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement heading for troubled water?

    If the EU follows through on threats to revoke or suspend the Safe Harbor Framework, transferring personal data from the EU to the U.S. may become significantly more difficult for many U.S. businesses.

  • Security and the infrastructure: Take the time to review your network

    This can either occur before an incident happens, or afterwards — and afterwards will usually include a higher price tag and potentially irreparable harm to your firm.

  • Privacy rights getting some needed support from courts: Brad Smith

    The Supreme Court’s decision in Riley strikes the right balance between public safety and privacy concerns for the users of mobile technology, according to Microsoft GC Brad Smith.

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