On April 21, 2015, the Government of Canada tabled the federal budget, Economic Action Plan 2015 (Budget 2015) in the House of Commons.
On April 13, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued “A Resource Guide” for companies subject to California’s Transparency in the Supply Chain Act (the “Act”).
Courts continue to assert the high privacy interest in cell phones, following the pronouncements of the highest courts in both Canada and the US. A recent decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal continues this trend, but also allows some leeway for privacy infringements while the law develops. Employers should take note of the former without counting on the latter.
On April 20, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that the state is establishing the nation’s first state-level Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (“ISAO”), intended to enhance the voluntary sharing of critical cybersecurity threat information in order to confront and prevent potential cyberattacks.
Competing Smarter: Assessing the Report from the President’s Advisory Council On Doing Business in Africa
One positive outcome of last year’s U.S.-African Leaders Summit was the creation of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (DBIA), whose purpose is to make recommendations on how to strengthen U.S. commercial engagement on the continent.
The budget announced by the federal government yesterday promises action on a long standing commitment to improve and enhance cybersecurity in Canada.
Mathew Alderson, who leads our China entertainment group from Beijing, just moderated a panel at the 5th Beijing International Film Festival.
On 14 April 2015, the Dutch Senate has accepted the Flexible Working Act, allowing employees of companies in the Netherlands more flexibility in respect of working hours and working from home.
On April 14, 2015, the Committee on International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament adopted amendments (by 22 votes to 16, and 2 abstentions) on the European Commission’s proposal for an EU conflict minerals regime published in March 2014.