Publication - 08/13/2012

New FTC Standards for Data Security?

Data Security Client Alert

When the Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with the White House, promulgated its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights in February 2012, one of the more intriguing considerations was that the FTC appeared to be setting up a matrix by which a company’s voluntary decision to adopt that matrix could become the basis for an FTC enforcement action. Now, after several months, it should be back at the forefront of data security considerations for U.S. businesses.

Earlier this summer, the FTC used that matrix in authorizing a federal action against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and three of its subsidiaries – a development that highlights a possible change in stance from FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch and illustrates for businesses the importance of developing detailed data/privacy policies.

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The Year in Social Enterprise: 2015 Legislative and Policy Review

Client Alert
Elizabeth K. Babson, Robert T. Esposito

The past year proved to be a landmark year in the brief history of the emerging social enterprise sector. Indeed, 2015 witnessed continued legislative efforts and important policy developments that illustrate the increased commitment to, and governmental support for, innovative social enterprise corporate forms and the impact investing thesis.

New Patent Subject-Matter Eligibility Test Hurts US Competitiveness

The Hill
Robert L. Stoll

The article discusses the deterioration of the United States’ position as the world leader in patent protection for new emerging technologies

The Big Chill: How The FCC’s Reading Of The TCPA Violates The First Amendment And Demands The Impossible

Law360
Bradley J. Andreozzi, Michael P. Daly, Justin O. Kay

Drinker Biddle’s TCPA team has been invited to contribute a regular column to Law360. In the first such column, partners Bradley Andreozzi, Michael Daly, and Justin Kay discuss how the FCC’s interpretations of the TCPA violate the First Amendment rights.

New Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions on Truck and Bus Tires from China

Client Alert
Richard P. Ferrin, Douglas J. Heffner

On January 29, 2016, the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding truck and bus tires from the People’s Republic of China.

Hart-Scott-Rodino Notification Thresholds Will Tick Up Next Month

Client Alert
Robin Sampson

Each January, the Federal Trade Commission announces the newly calculated notification thresholds for HSR-reportable transactions, and the upcoming year’s thresholds were announced last Thursday, January 21.