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Volume XI, Number 15

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Communications, Media, Internet and Privacy Law News

The legal industry and technology are intertwined. Technology presents many legal challenges to companies, lawyers, and legal professionals, due to cybersecurity demands, data breach concerns, and media regulations. The National Law Review features the latest news, litigation, stories, and coverage related to legislation in the industry, and the ever-evolving changes which arise because of how quickly technological changes are occurring today.

Regulations on Communications & Media: Including TCPA, GDPR and FCC

Media and communications news covered by the National Law Review includes FCC (Federal Communications Commission) enforcement actions, cybercrime and terrorism stories, TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) violations, email communications, social media platforms and how to properly navigate them in a professional setting, telecommunications laws, and compliance issues and concerns. Staffing changes at the FCC, litigation and regulation changes, including the state of net neutrality, are covered by the legal experts who write for the National Law Review.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

Legislation like the Telephone Consumer Protection and international regulations such as the EU’s  GDPR,  companies must take the time to update their privacy standards, and must understand the complexities of this area of law, in order to avoid legal repercussions when engaging with customers in the US and around the world. The National Law Review has legal experts who analyze litigation related to the TCPA as it impacts healthcare, debt collection, and other areas.  Additionally, many facets of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation; including notes on applicability, GDPR company compliance and definitions of GDPR terminology are analyzed by the legal experts at NLR.

Legal Communication Concerns across Industries

Because the internet and technology changes on what seems to be a daily basis, it can be difficult for companies to properly navigate these changes, concepts, and ensure they are complying with legislation in these areas. Some of the concepts businesses must be aware of in terms of cybersecurity and media that the National Law Review covers include domain name registrations, gTLDs (generic top-level domain names), international legislation in data and cybersecurity, HIPAA legislation, and data protection and cybersecurity laws. Additionally, with telemedicine taking a forefront in the field of healthcare, ransomware and data theft occurring daily, and continual security breaches occurring in the US and around the world, like the WannaCry Ransomware incident, companies must take proper measures in safeguarding their networks and servers to protect their clients’ personal information.

We report on these issues, concerns, and news stories regularly. In addition to regulations and legislation in the US, visitors can also read about international provisions and safeguards, including EU Safe Harbor and Privacy Shield, Canadian Anti-Spam laws, and other international protections, to avoid major data and cybersecurity breaches.

Date Title Organization
3
Dec
Michigan Court Refuses to Dismiss Fax Case on Pleadings Despite Agreeing that Fax Did not Describe Anything “Bought or Sold” Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
2
Dec
Top Five New Telehealth Policies in Medicare 2021 in Physician Fee Schedule Foley & Lardner LLP
2
Dec
“[Buccaneers’ counsel] is a settler”—Fascinating New COA Decision Sheds Light on the Secret Chatter and Tactics of TCPA Class Action Lawyers Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
2
Dec
European Commission Publishes Draft Data Governance Act Hunton Andrews Kurth
2
Dec
Update: Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay Robinson & Cole LLP
2
Dec
New Mexico AG Files Notice of Appeal in Suit Against Google Regarding Alleged Violations of COPPA Hunton Andrews Kurth
2
Dec
New York Passes Wide-Ranging Automatic Renewal (Subscription Model) Law Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
2
Dec
FTC Finalizes Settlement with Service Provider over Alleged Privacy Shield Misrepresentations Keller and Heckman LLP
2
Dec
Central District of California Rejects Class Claims, Finding That Disclosure of All Data Is Not Required Under FCRA Section 1681g(a) Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
2
Dec
Takeaways from 100th Anniversary Meeting of German Data Protection Authorities Hunton Andrews Kurth
2
Dec
Data Breaches Can Cost $$ – Plus Ongoing Obligations (ask Home Depot): Lessons and Takeaways Mintz
2
Dec
FCC Acts on Blocking One-ring Scam Calls Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1
Dec
Guidance From the EDPB on Shrems II and Future Changes to Trans-Border Data Flows and Standard Contractual Clauses Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
1
Dec
Baltimore County School District Hit with Ransomware Attack Right Before Thanksgiving Robinson & Cole LLP
1
Dec
ALERT: EU Actively Supports Protectionist Data Localization Policies Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
1
Dec
Survey Evidence in Amended Complaint Does Not Add Enough Juice to Save “Natural” Claims Against Mott’s Apple Products Proskauer Rose LLP
1
Dec
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Its First CFAA Case Proskauer Rose LLP
1
Dec
CNIL Fines Two Companies of the Carrefour Group €3.05 Million for GDPR and Cookie Violations Hunton Andrews Kurth
1
Dec
Dutch Court Overturns DPA Fine on Legitimate Interest Legal Basis Hunton Andrews Kurth
30
Nov
IoT Legislation Passes Congress Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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