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February 28, 2017

Biometrics: Facebook Files Motion to Dismiss Privacy Suit over Facial Recognition Technology

Biometrics: Facebook Files Motion to Dismiss Privacy Suit over Facial Recognition Technology As discussed in a previous post on facial recognition technology, a putative class action has been filed against Facebook over the collection of “faceprints” for its online photo tagging function, Tag Suggestions.  (See e.g., Licata v. Facebook, Inc., No. 2015CH05427 (Ill. Cir. Ct. Cook […]

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February 25, 2017

Are You Still Partying Like It’s 1999?

Are You Still Partying Like It’s 1999? Most of us prefer to do those things that are fun and tend to procrastinate as to things that are the more mundane and that are not so interesting or exciting. Does that describe you? So are you one of those who, back in the 1990s said they […]

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February 22, 2017

Traders must now provide details of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options to consumers

Traders must now provide details of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options to consumers New regulations came into force on 1 October 2015 which require traders selling to consumers to give information about alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to their customers. The Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/542) (the […]

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February 21, 2017

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, January 2014

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, January 2014 In this issue: – EU Developments – Italian Developments – UK Developments – US Developments – Asian Developments – International Financial Markets Regulation Developments – Financial Institutions – Excerpt from Italian Developments: Amendments to the Duty of Disclosure for UCITS: On 8 October 2013, CONSOB, the […]

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February 17, 2017

Modern Slavery Act Guidance – The “Race To The Top” Begins

Modern Slavery Act Guidance – The “Race To The Top” Begins Transparency and supply chain provisions come into force alongside government guidance ​On 29 October 2015, the provisions in the UK Modern Slavery Act (the Act) on transparency in supply chains (TiSC) came into force and the government published its long-awaited Guidance.  The first organisations who will have to publish their […]

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February 17, 2017

Robocalls offering ‘free cruise’ for completion of political survey TCPA violation

Robocalls offering ‘free cruise’ for completion of political survey TCPA violation This week Illinois court found that Economic Strategy Group (ESG) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making robocalls to almost 1 million individuals purporting to be conducting a political survey but also offering a ‘free cruise’ for taking part in the survey. […]

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February 16, 2017

AML Requirements Proposed for Investment Advisers

AML Requirements Proposed for Investment Advisers After more than a decade of delay, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposed new regulations that would extend mandatory anti-money laundering (AML) requirements to all investment advisers registered or required to be registered with the SEC under the Investment Advisers Act. FinCEN proposes to include investment […]

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February 6, 2017

NLRB Creates New Joint Employer Standard Impacting all Employers

NLRB Creates New Joint Employer Standard Impacting all Employers Continuing its pro-union and pro-employee agenda, the National Labor Relations Board issued its long-awaited and closely watched decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. on August 27, 2015. By reaching this decision, the NLRB overruled its prior precedent governing the joint employer standard and made it […]

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February 4, 2017

SC Public Policy Update – May 2016 #2

SC Public Policy Update – May 2016 #2 What’s New SENATE It was a short but busy week in the Senate as members worked through numerous bills remaining on the Senate calendar. The Senate gave third reading on Thursday to H. 5009, relating to the “Textiles Communities Revitalization Income Tax Credit.” This legislation, by Representative […]

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