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The CLOUD Act One Year Later: DOJ White Paper Aims To Promote Greater Understanding Of The Act's Purpose And Impact
Since it was enacted in March 2018, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) has been controversial with privacy advocates in the United States and the subject of sustained criticism
United States
2 May 2019
KT4 Partners LLC v. Palantir Techs. Inc.: Navigating The Choppy Waters Of Stockholder Inspection Demands
On January 29, 2019, the Delaware Supreme Court (Strine, C.J.) addressed when stockholders may be able to access company emails as part of a books and records inspection demand
United States
7 Feb 2019
2018 Protest Roundup
In this post, we not only provide our regular recap of key protest decisions from December 2018, but also discuss some of the key decisions from 2018 as well as a few take-aways
United States
10 Jan 2019
Updating Evidence Laws For The Digital Space: Overseas Production Orders
In a bid to keep English law up to date with technological advances, the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill 2018 has passed the committee stage at the House of Lords.
European Union
28 Nov 2018
New UK Reporting Requirements On Payment Practices For Large Businesses
Under new rules that came into effect in the UK on 6 April 2017, certain large companies and large LLPs will be required to regularly publish public reports on their payment practices and policies.
19 Apr 2017
Chocolate Giant Need Not Disclose Child Labor In Supply Chain
Judge Richard Seeborg ruled earlier this month that neither the FAL, the UCL, nor the CLRA require a company to disclose on its labels that its products may contain ingredients harvested using child or other forced labor.
United States
30 Mar 2016
Slavery And Human Trafficking Statements In The UK
Businesses with a financial year-end of 31 March 2016 will be the first organisations that are required to publish a statement under the Act.
13 Jan 2016
Federal District Court Strikes Down Law That Bans Ballot Selfies
Paraphrasing a 2011 Supreme Court case, the Rideout court noted that, "[f]or an interest to be sufficiently compelling, the state must demonstrate that it addresses an actual problem."
United States
13 Sep 2015
The Top Social Media Platforms' Efforts To Control Cyber-Harassment
Social networking platforms have long faced the difficult task of balancing the desire to promote freedom of expression with the need to prevent abuse and harassment on their sites.
United States
8 Sep 2015
This Time’s The Charm? Supreme Court Takes Up Third Disparate Impact Case
The Supreme Court granted certiorari to decide whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).
United States
29 Oct 2014
California Bans Mandatory Implanting of Identification Devices
Effective January 1, 2008, a new California law will regulate the implantation of RFIDs and other identification devices in humans. California Senate Bill 362 prohibits any person from requiring, coercing, or compelling another individual to undergo the implanting of an "identification device" on or under the skin.
United States
13 Nov 2007
State Statutes Restricting or Prohibiting the Use of Social Security Numbers November 2007
Currently, more than 25 states have adopted laws restricting or prohibiting the collection, use or disclosure of an individual’s Social Security number, and these laws generally apply to all commercial entities.
United States
13 Nov 2007
Age At A Glance
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (the “Regulations”), which come into force on 1 October 2006, make it unlawful for organisations in Great Britain to discriminate against people of all ages in respect of employment and vocational training.
United States
31 May 2006
Supreme Court Examines the Alien Tort Statute: Oral Argument in the Alvarez-Machain Cases
On March 30, 2004, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in two companion cases that raise fundamental questions about the modern meaning of a 1789 statute that has spawned dozens of cases charging individuals and major multinational corporations with complicity in human rights abuses around the globe.
United States
20 Apr 2004
EU Data Protection Requirements: An Overview for Employers
Many foreign companies operating in the European Union (the "EU") are unaware that their traditional business practices may violate EU and Member State laws regarding personal data protection. The EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the "Directive") regulates the collection, use, and transfer of individually identifiable personal information about employees, such as name, address, telephone number, and marital status, as well as information such as salary, bonuses, terms of an employment cont
15 Apr 2004
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