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Italian data protection authority investigates e-health and wellness/fitness apps download subscription

DLA Piper 21-Oct-2014

E-health and fitness/wellness applications are being investigated and potentially sanctioned by the Italian data protection authority.

BYOD: cool but dangerous — three HIPAA security rule challenges, seven key precautions download subscription

DLA Piper 21-Oct-2014

This article briefly surveys risks from the US healthcare perspective when companies choose to adopt a BYOD policy.

Beware of tax phishing scams download subscription

Dentons 15-Oct-2014

Fake emails purporting to emanate from the CRA are informing the recipient that he/she has received an Interac email money transfer (i.e. a surprise refund).

Don’t leave me this way? Plans to force IT suppliers to continue to provide services to insolvent customers download subscription

Shoosmiths 3-Oct-2014

The Insolvency Service is undertaking a consultation exercise regarding a plan to ensure the continuity of supply of IT services to insolvent companies.

Department of Labor to require electronic filing of top-hat plan notices download subscription

Dentons 2-Oct-2014

The US Department of Labor has proposed to require so-called ‘top-hat plan notices’ to be filed electronically instead of on paper.

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All-In@EiG 2014 — gaming in the cloud; patents on gaming and gambling technology; legal issues surrounding Bitcoin; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Oct-2014

To coincide with the 13th European iGaming Congress and Expo, DLA Piper’s gaming team has launched All-In@EiG 2014.

How not to deal with challenges in the Company Names Tribunal weblink subscription

Walker Morris 23-Oct-2014

The Company Names Tribunal was set up to adjudicate disputes arising under section 69(1) of the Companies Act 2006. 

Changes to UK design legislation download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 23-Oct-2014

Businesses should be conscious of a number of significant changes under the Intellectual Property Act 2014, as well as further changes which are due in 2015. 

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Media/Entertainment/Sport Briefings

New jail terms for internet trolls: what can your business do about cyber bullies? download subscription

Shoosmiths 24-Oct-2014

Justice secretary Chris Grayling has outlined government proposals to quadruple the current six-month sentence for people found guilty of internet trolling.

All-In@EiG 2014 — gaming in the cloud; patents on gaming and gambling technology; legal issues surrounding Bitcoin; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 24-Oct-2014

To coincide with the 13th European iGaming Congress and Expo, DLA Piper’s gaming team has launched All-In@EiG 2014.

US & The Americas: FCC Enforcement Monitor — $86,400 fine for unlicensed and unauthorised BAS operations; and more download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 23-Oct-2014

Pillsbury has published its FCC Enforcement Monitor for October 2014.

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Hate crimes and drag queens in cyber space download subscription

Collyer Bristow 10-Oct-2014

In a new book published by Harvard University Press, Hate Crimes in Cyber Space, Prof Danielle Citron lays her prescription for tackling the ‘awful internet’.

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The great dilemma — apps vs data privacy download subscription

Schillings 23-Oct-2014

Individuals and businesses need to begin assessing the risk of their data being misused, not by the person they’re sending images to but by hackers who may attempt to steal their data.

Data breaches are personal download subscription

Schillings 21-Oct-2014

The recent hacking of celebrity images and those belonging to Snapchat users show that individuals are not immune to targeted cyber attacks. 

Video as a publishing tool: the reputational menace — coming to a screen near you download subscription

Schillings 9-Oct-2014

The increased use of video as a publishing tool has reputation implications for individuals and businesses alike.

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Litigation Briefings

Court considers safety, fatigue of replacement workers in granting picketing injunction download subscription

Dentons 24-Oct-2014

A British Columbia judge has considered an employer’s concerns for the safety of replacement workers, in granting an injunction against picketing workers.

Labour’s proposed reform of the employment tribunal system download subscription

Collyer Bristow 24-Oct-2014

Chuka Umunna has announced that if elected the Labour Party will undertake major reforms of the current employment tribunal system.

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Company/Commercial Briefings

Bereavement leave: should employers be doing more? download subscription

Shoosmiths 6-Jun-2014

Recently the Dying Matters Coalition has called for a national review of employment practice on bereavement leave.

Changes to flexible working requests download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jun-2014

While employers will not be under an obligation to accept all requests, they will be obliged to consider all requests reasonably within a three-month time frame.

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