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IRS provides guidance to 403(b) plan sponsors who can’t locate participants required to receive distributions (but be mindful of DOL rules too)
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2018

The IRS’s Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division recently issued a memorandum (the memo) to its auditors that directed them not to challenge a

A new EU Framework on Cybersecurity: The Network and Information Security Directive
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union
  • July 29 2016

Efforts to coordinate and enhance cybersecurity across the European Union (“EU”) have taken a step forward with the publication on 19 July 2016 of

Extension of the Advertising Standards Authority's digital remit
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2011

From 1 March 2011, the Advertising Standards Authority's ("ASA") digital remit will be extended to include advertisers' own marketing claims on their own websites and in other non-paid-for space under their control, such as social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

PCAOB issues FAQs on audit firm annual reports and makes the reports publicly available
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

On June 18, 2010, the PCAOB issued Staff Questions and Answers regarding the requirements to file with the PCAOB Annual Reports on Form 2.

EU to search engines: still breaking the law
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • European Union
  • June 7 2010

European authorities sent a letter to Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! at the end of May informing the companies that their data-retention practices violate European Union law.

Article 29 Working Party calls on FTC to investigate online retention and anonymization policies
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2010

In a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission dated May 26, 2010, the Article 29 Working Party expressed concerns regarding the retention and anonymization policies of Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft.

Google admits to collecting web usage data via Wi-Fi hot spots
  • Paul Weiss
  • Germany
  • May 21 2010

Regulators in Germany are pressing for an investigation of Google in the wake of the web search giant's disclosure on Monday that equipment aboard Google vans that is designed to obtain data for the company's Street View map service and track the location of Wi-Fi hot spots inadvertently collected unsecured web data transmitted by users over Wi-Fi connections.

Charismatic EU regulator seeks privacy by design
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • European Union
  • March 19 2010

Fresh off of her victory reforming European Union (EU) telecommunication law, EU Commissioner Viviane Reding is turning her attention to the EU's data protection law.

Auditing one’s trademark portfolio so as to distribute resources effectively and efficiently in a down economy
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • June 1 2009

As the economic downturn continues and legal and marketing budgets shrink, now is a good time for brand owners to take stock of their trademark portfolios and to establish priorities on which to focus their more limited budgets.

Taking your tech company public Part IV
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2008

This is the second-last instalment in a series on what is involved in taking a tech (or other) company public (the so-called “initial public offering,” or IPO, process).