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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
17
Nov
A Virtual Minefield: The NLRB and Social Media Vedder Price
17
Nov
Google Makes it Harder for Legal Marketers to Use Keywords MAX Advertising
17
Nov
Recent SEC Guidance and Upcoming Amendments to California and Illinois Statutes Affect Data Breach Disclosure Obligations Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
15
Nov
Three DOE Labs Now Connected With Ultra-High Speed Network That is 10 Times Faster Than Commercial Internet Providers U.S. Department of Energy
12
Nov
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issues “US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap” Barnes & Thornburg LLP
10
Nov
Social Media Perils: A Primer for Businesses Much Shelist, P.C.
6
Nov
New Defense Security Service Electronic Communications Plan Released Armstrong Teasdale
4
Nov
FINRA Clarifies its Social Media Guidelines Vedder Price
3
Nov
First-Of-Its-Kind Search Engine Will Speed Materials Research U.S. Department of Energy
2
Nov
$32 Million Damages Award Against Web Hosts Reduced by One-Third—Contributory Infringement Limited to Single Award of Statutory Damages McDermott Will & Emery
2
Nov
Department of Labor Interim Guidance on Electronic Disclosure of Fee Information Vedder Price
31
Oct
Under The Radar--The Supreme Court, Commercial Speech and the First Amendment Ober | Kaler
31
Oct
Hacking the Military Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
31
Oct
Big Changes Coming to the Internet’s Domain Name System Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
30
Oct
Illinois Physician Profile Goes Live on October 19, 2011 Barnes & Thornburg LLP
30
Oct
SEC Issues Guidance on the Disclosure of Cybersecurity Incidents and Costs Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
30
Oct
The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Women’s Forum: Tackling Social Media Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
30
Oct
Israeli Biometric Data Hacked Barnes & Thornburg LLP
29
Oct
AT&T Settles EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
28
Oct
Long-Standing Software Patent Claim Format Under Attack Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

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