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    Cyberlaw, Technology

    Search Engine Providers Face Tougher Fines Under Proposed EU Tiered Fine System

    A leaked draft proposal posted by StateWatch and created by the European Commission reports that most Member States appear to be in favour of introducing a three-tiered fine system for non-compliance with EU data protection rules.

    / Jul 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM
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    Privacy, Public Interest, Technology

    EU Court Rules That Website Is Liable For Anonymous Comments

    In spite of the fact that Estonian news site Delfi took down anonymous offensive and “allegedly defamatory” comments from its readers, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled that Delfi was liable for those comments.

    / Jun 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM
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    Technology

    24 Privacy Authorities Worldwide Call For More Mobile App Privacy

    Last week, the increased focus of national data protection authorities on the processing of personal data through mobile apps was again confirmed in an open letter from a group of data protection authorities.

    / Dec 18, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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    Finance

    Orrick’s Financial Industry Week in Review

    ‎On December 2, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released the revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual.

    / Dec 11, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    Finance

    Financial Services Weekly News Roundup – November 2014

    The Day After: There are still a few undecided races but we know that Republicans will control the House and the Senate in the next session of Congress. This may provide an opportunity for more bipartisan legislation in the financial services area. There is reason to hope that Congress will be able to pass legislation that President Obama will sign that could soften some of the hard edges of the Dodd-Frank Act, such as the effect of regulations intended for large banks on small and regional banks, the application of SIFI rules to insurance companies, the regulation of end-users of derivatives, the broad definition of municipal advisor and the required disclosure of the origin of conflict minerals. In addition, the SEC may now adopt, pare back or drop some proposals that have been on hold, like the crowdfunding rules, amendments to Rule 506 and Form D, and fiduciary standards for brokers. Whatever happens, we’ll be here to cover it.

    / Nov 10, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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    Technology

    Cybersecurity Litigation Monthly Newsletter

    Significant Case Developments

    P.F. Chang’s Seeks Dismissal of Data Breach Class Actions, Arguing the Existence of an Express Contract and Lack of Damages Preclude Claims
    Lewert v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc., No. 1:14-cv-04787 (N.D. Ill.).

    As we described in July and September, P.F. Chang’s was hit with three putative class actions following its announcement of a point-of-sale data breach. On August 29, P.F. Chang’s moved for dismissal of the first two cases, now consolidated in the Northern District of Illinois. In their complaints, plaintiffs John Lewert and Lucas Kosner alleged that by failing to safeguard customer information, P.F. Chang’s breached an implied contract and violated consumer protection laws. The plaintiffs did not bring a breach of express contract claim. P.F. Chang’s argues that the plaintiffs acknowledge the existence of an express contract by alleging that “a portion of the services [they] purchased” at P.F. Chang’s was “compliance with industry-standard measures” for data security and that they were “deprived of the full monetary value of [their] transaction.”

    0 Comments / / Oct 23, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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    Attorney Misconduct, Bail, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Drinking, DUI / DWI, Intellectual Property, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Murder, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Morning Docket: 07.05.12

    * Who needs a Declaration of Internet Freedom when the government supports protesting citizens who go buckwild in the streets? The European Union voted against ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. [Associated Press]

    * Kenneth Schneider, the former Debevoise & Plimpton associate serving a 15-year sentence for forcing a Russian teenager to be his sex slave, was suspended from practice pending further disciplinary proceedings. [New York Law Journal]

    * Glenn Mulcaire, the investigator who intercepted voicemail messages on behalf of News of the World, lost a bid to remain silent about who commissioned his services. Rupert’s gonna be sooo pissed. [New York Times]

    * Congratulations to the team from the University of Chicago Law School that won the United States Supreme Court Prediction Competition. They won $5K for betting on their Con Law nerd-dom. [SCOTUS Competition]

    * Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. is expected to rule on George Zimmerman’s motion for bond today, and perhaps he won’t be so quick to forget that the defendant already lied to the court to get out of jail. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * “You can’t just arbitrarily add anything you want to a sentence.” Well, it looks like you can, because in addition to jail time, a judge in South Carolina tacked on a Biblical book report to this woman’s sentence. [Daily Mail]

    2 Comments / / Jul 5, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    Letter from London: Port, Nazis, and In-House Lawyers

    To qualify as a lawyer in the U.K., you first have to eat 12 dinners. Seriously. OK, it’s only barristers (British trial lawyers) who must meet this requirement. And they have to pass legal exams as well as eat. But the essence of my slightly sensationalised opening sentence is true: no dinners, no qualification. Here’s […]

    27 Comments / / Nov 8, 2011 at 10:06 AM
  • Cyberlaw, FCC, Technology

    Just Like Us, Europe Isn’t Sure How to Handle Net Neutrality

    Isn’t it annoying when the YouTube video you’re watching just stops loading right in the middle? Or when your Skype connection suddenly starts sucking in the middle of a video conversation? Well, it turns out that in Europe, sometimes stuff like that doesn’t happen accidentally. Internet Service Providers intentionally “throttle” certain kinds of web traffic. […]

    14 Comments / / Apr 21, 2011 at 1:32 PM