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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.

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May
FTC v. Myspace Part II — The Takeaways Mintz
23
May
Fair Use Analysis for E-Reserves and Course Management Systems Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
22
May
No Expectation of Privacy in Emails Sent Over Employer's Email Account, Massachusetts Court Decides Mintz
20
May
The NLRB’s Second Report on Social Media Leaves Open Questions Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
20
May
gTLD Launch: An Update on the TAS Interruption Mintz
19
May
The Perils of Internet Research by Jurors Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
17
May
Time Line: An Anonymous Threat The hacker group Anonymous has left a trail of big-name businesses in its wake. Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
17
May
Software Code Theft: Are You Protected? Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
16
May
DOJ Reverses Course and Announces Favorable Internet Gambling Policy Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
16
May
FTC Consent Order Requires Myspace Privacy Assessments for 20 Years: How Can You Keep the FTC Out of Your Space? Mintz
14
May
Employers Cautioned Against Asking Applicants and Employees for Password Access to Personal Social Media Accounts Poyner Spruill LLP
14
May
In Nutella Advertising Case, Whom Is the System Protecting? Ifrah Law
13
May
gTLD Batching Update: Digital Archery Services Available at a Price Mintz
13
May
5 Things Attorneys Need to Know About Social Media Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
12
May
The NLRB's Acting General Counsel Wants To Access Your Company's Intranet Barnes & Thornburg LLP
11
May
More States Introduce Legislation Prohibiting Employer Requests for Social Media Passwords; Feds Join In Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
May
High Stakes: Will Google’s Alleged Circumvention of Safari Privacy Settings Expose It to a $100,000,000,000+ Fine? Poyner Spruill LLP
11
May
Illinois Appellate Court Holds Damages Under TCPA Uninsurable As A Matter of Law Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
10
May
Churches: Should You Renew that Cell Tower Lease? Not So Fast Varnum LLP
9
May
Navigant: Reports of Data Breaches On the Increase Across Industries Mintz

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