• The Challenge of Complying with China's New Cybersecurity Law

    May 02, 2017 |

    In a bid to assert control over cyberspace, China passed a sweeping cybersecurity law that affects virtually every company doing business in that country. The law is set to go into effect June 1, 2017. Despite its broad reach and potential for disruption, it appears that very few legal professionals

  • NY 'Facebook' Decision Leaves Many Questions Open

    May 02, 2017 |

    In a newsworthy case in which retail giant Amazon and social media developer Foursquare Labs, among others, submitted friend of the court briefs, the New York Court of Appeals affirmed decisions which denied Facebook's motion to quash warrants issued to it by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office

  • FTC Tells Paid 'Influencers' to Disclose When Instagram Posts Are #Ads

    May 02, 2017 |

    The consumer agency has taken the view that advertisement — without proper disclosures — can mislead consumers. The agency has previously put the burden of ensuring proper disclosure on the brands. On April 19, the FTC turned its attention downstream to the "influencers" themselves.

  • Senate Votes to Repeal FCC Internet Privacy Rules

    April 02, 2017 |

    The FCC's move to stop Internet service providers from collecting customers' personal information without consent has itself been halted. The Senate voted 50-48 on March 24 to overturn the rules, with the House expected to follow suit.

  • Back in the GDPR

    April 02, 2017 |

    Any company operating globally should protect its value through exposure containment under both privacy shield and the forthcoming GDPR.

  • Online Extra:
    TV Networks Win Another Battle on Streaming

    April 02, 2017 |

    In another blow for the web TV industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on March 21 ruled that internet-based streaming services cannot retransmit network broadcasters' content at steeply discounted licensing rates without their permission.