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Data security and breach notification in France
  • France, Global
  • August 9 2018

A structured guide to data security and breach notification in France

NLRB Will Not Hack Into Prior Decision Regarding Employee Email Use During Non-Work Time
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • April 2 2017

Network security and protection of confidential information are among the reasons many companies place limits on how and when employees may use

ONC Revises Health IT Certification Program Requirements
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2016

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has adopted a final rule to enable the ONC to directly review

Even Hooters has trade secrets
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

Hooters recently sued a competitor, La Cima Restaurants, alleging widespread misappropriation of trade secrets.

Data protection and privacy: Spain
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Spain
  • April 21 2011

The introduction of new technologies in the workplace has resulted in great progress in terms of organization, production and management, but, at the same time, a number of complex issues of both practical and legal nature have arisen, including employee data privacy concerns.

Employee use of employer-owned computers: when is the attorney-client privilege waived?
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

Increasingly, courts are faced with the question of whether an employee can claim attorney-client privilege with respect to email correspondence captured by an employer’s computer or computer system.

Irish court dismisses privacy claim
  • RPC
  • Ireland
  • January 13 2011

Ruth Hickey (who is the former partner of David Agnew (according to recent Irish press reports), who in turn is the former husband of Adele King (also known as "Twink"), an Irish entertainer) brought a claim against The Sunday World newspaper in the Irish High Court for (1) breach of her (and her son's) rights of privacy and (2) libel.

Dodd-Frank SEC confidentiality provisions eliminated
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2010

On October 5, 2010, President Obama signed into law Senate Bill 3717, removing the heightened confidentiality provisions added to the federal securities laws by Section 929I of the Dodd-Frank Act which had exempted the SEC from being compelled to disclose records or other information obtained from its regulated entities in response to Freedom of Information Act requests and subpoenas served on the SEC if the information was produced to the SEC in connection with the SEC's "surveillance, risk assessments, or other regulatory and oversight activities" outlined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Controversial shield law provisions of Dodd-Frank Act repealed
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2010

On October 4, 2010, President Obama signed into law a bill amending Section 929I of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act").

Congress passes legislation limiting confidentiality protection for materials provided to the SEC
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA
  • October 4 2010

In September 2010, the Senate and House of Representatives each passed legislation amidst criticism that Section 929I of the Dodd-Frank Act undermines the goal of enhancing transparency and accountability in the financial system.