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  • Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogFTC Approves Record $5 Billion Settlement with FacebookPosted on July 12, 2019 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    According to media reports, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook, Inc. to resolve a privacy probe investigating whether Facebook had violated a prior FTC consent decree requiring the company to better protect user privacy. Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogGovernment signs the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 into lawPosted on July 12, 2019 by Daniel Jackson
    On 26 June 2019, the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 (the 2019 Act) was signed into law. The Act amends the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 and modernises Irish copyright law in accordance with the Report of the Copyright Review Committee on Modernising Copyright, published in October 2013. The Act...Continue Reading…
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  • Blog: Waller Law BlogCan I withhold retainage for claims I have against the contractor? Posted on July 11, 2019 by Joseph Joe L. Watson
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  • Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsCoordinating Retirement Plan Definition of “Compensation” with PayrollPosted on July 10, 2019 by Haynes and Boone Benefits Group
    A frequent, but often times avoidable, operational error for retirement plans is the failure to use the proper definition of “compensation” for various plan purposes, including, without limitation, calculating employee deferrals and employer contributions. A retirement plan’s definition of compensation typically includes dozens of components that all must be properly coded in the plan sponsor’s […] The post Coordinating Retirement Plan Definition of “Compensation” with Payroll appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
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  • Blog: The FirewallNew York Data-Privacy Proposal More Stringent than California’s CCPAPosted on July 1, 2019 by Lukas Sosnicki and Ashley R. Fickel
    Over the last few months, we have been presenting and reporting on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the county’s first comprehensive state law designed to give consumers significant control over the personal data that companies collect. Not to be outdone, New York is working on data privacy legislation that imposes even heavier burdens on... Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Antitrust UpdateCongress, Regulators, and Justice Department Gear Up to Investigate “Big Tech,” But Focus and Scope Under Current Law Remains UnclearPosted on June 16, 2019 by Timothy H. Gray, William F. Cavanaugh, Jr.
    U.S. lawmakers, regulators, and agencies charged with antitrust oversight have long been criticized for failing to act on alleged anticompetitive activity by the world’s largest technology companies—the so-called “Big Four” of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple.  This year, however, government interest in oversight has spiked: In February the Federal Trade Commission launched a task force [...]
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