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The European Union's sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect Friday, allows member states to take their own path when it comes to issues ranging from the cut-off for obtaining parental consent to the ability to levy criminal penalties. Here, attorneys flag the top points of departure that companies will need to be sure of folding into their compliance plans.
An Austrian privacy lawyer on Friday filed multibillion-euro complaints against Facebook and Google for allegedly seeking "forced consent" in their terms of service, in some of the first cases to test the reach of the EU's new data regime.
Criminals are exploiting the confusion around Europe’s new data protection regime by masquerading as financial firms and persuading consumers to disclose their banking details, a major trade organization warned on Friday.
The federal government wants to continue and expand its collection of digital fingerprints, face scans, iris images and other sorts of biometric data from travelers entering and leaving the United States, in part to beef up immigration enforcement.
President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he has struck an agreement with Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to restore its access to the U.S. market, openly defying lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who had urged the White House to take a hard line on the company following its illicit sales to Iran and North Korea.
Quicken Loans Inc. urged the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday to clarify that a device that dials numbers from a list does not qualify as an “autodialer,” chiming in as the agency seeks input on how it should redefine the term after the D.C. Circuit found it too broad.
The parent company of Chili’s Grill & Bar was hit with a putative class action in Florida federal court Thursday over hacked customer credit and debit card information, less than two weeks after the company announced that a data breach had affected some of its 1,600 restaurants.
The recent wave of spoofing and manipulation enforcement actions washing over cryptocurrency markets, aided by increasing market surveillance, may cause concern in some quarters. However, precedents in established futures and spot markets suggest that, in the long run, the market will likely see benefits from increased surveillance, say members of NERA Economic Consulting.
Litigants who proffer data obtained from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram must authenticate that data before it will be admitted as evidence. Attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP examine decisions from Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions to determine whether courts are imposing a more demanding standard for social media data than other documentary evidence.
There are numerous opportunities and pitfalls that lie in store for new associates as they enter BigLaw, yet many of the intricacies of navigating the inner workings of a large law firm are not taught in school, leaving many lawyers to fend for themselves to learn by trial and error. Here, BigLaw veterans reflect on some of the actions incoming attorneys can take to make the best of their early days at a firm.
The former Fisher Phillips employment partner sentenced to life in prison earlier this week for the shooting death of his wife has been hit with a civil lawsuit in Georgia state court by the administrator of his wife’s estate.
The European Union’s new data protection regime went into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to loosen regulations for thousands of community banks and regional lenders, and the U.S. Supreme Court sided with employers in class action arbitration cases. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.