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The European data protection authorities will be conducting a ‘cookie sweep’. Businesses should be checking their websites and cookie notices now to ensure they are compliant and fix any issues.
New threat to ‘bring your own device’ policies: employer required to reimburse personal cell phone expenses
California employers must reimburse employees who are required to use personal mobile phones for work calls for a reasonable percentage of their phone bills.
Letter from Europe: cheeky monkey — Wikipedia claims copyright comes down to the press of a button download
Paul Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular. Here he focuses on the recent ‘monkey selfie’.
The EU Article 29 Working Party’s guidance on the ‘legitimate interests’ ground for processing personal data
If a data controller does not have the consent of a data subject to process his or her data, when does the ‘legitimate interest’ condition bite?
A risk management framework should look at dependence on key suppliers or joint venture partners.
On 1 August 2014, the FDA released draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices...
Words matter when it comes to cyber security, says Pillsbury’s Brian E Finch.
The US House of Representatives has passed HR 3696, the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act.
Admiral Mike Rogers, the new leader of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command, certainly has taken a different approach from his predecessor.
California courts are clarifying potential liability under the CMIA of healthcare providers, health plans, pharmaceutical companies and others for the unauthorised disclosure of medical information.
Since the advent of ‘say-on-pay’, the plaintiffs’ securities bar has attempted to rustle up claims relating to executive compensation matters discussed in proxy statements.
The California Attorney General (AG) recently released a series of guidelines to assist with compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003.
Businesses that use ‘commercial electronic messages’ to market to customers and prospective customers in Canada should be aware of new anti-spam rules.
A video program distributor’s work is never done.
If entry for the chance to win a prize requires participants to post content featuring a company’s products or services, the participants should disclose that their posts are pursuant to a contest.
Over the past few years, the FTC has provided guidance regarding mobile platforms and app providers’ practices of collecting data about consumers’ locations through their mobile devices.
The IRS has issued its first major ruling on the US federal tax implications of transactions in, or transactions that use, Bitcoin and other convertible virtual currencies.
Class certification properly denied where individual questions predominated under California’s telephone recording statutes
The California Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed a trial court ruling denying class certification in a lawsuit filed under California’s Invasion of Privacy Act.
The Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 does not preclude class action lawsuits asserting state law claims in connection with the notorious Ponzi scheme.
Riaz Karamali, a partner in Pillsbury’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices who represents emerging growth companies, answers some common questions innovators face.