Two recent U.S. appellate court decisions have clarified the extent to which the First Amendment protects the social media activities of government employees.
One of our more popular posts of the year was the recent Online Marketers’ Guide to Online Privacy. It focuses mostly on U.S. law with some mention of of the E.U. Safe Harbor issues. The purpose of this post is to host information regarding international online privacy issues. If you know a good resource for a country not listed, let me know and I will update this periodically.
On November 15, 2013, the Chinese Government released “A Decision on Major Issues Concerning Comprehensive and Deepening Reform” (Decision), a reform manifesto drafted at the Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress held during November 9-12.
Mergers and Acquisitions in Tech: Examining the Megatrends of Q3, 2013—and What They Mean for Q4 and Beyond?
With a quiet Q1 and Q2 in the technology M&A space, Q3 2013 brought a pleasant surprise with its surge of deal activity, making for a healthy (and busy) end of year for the sector and raising hopes that the momentum will carry into 2014, surpassing the prosperous 2012 numbers, and making next year the year of the tech deal.
The guessing game is over. Three years after it was enacted, we now know that Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) will come into force in stages over the next four years, beginning on July 1, 2014.
Whether it’s social network use or employees smartphones or even just plain-old email, employers have enough to worry about when it comes to technology and concerns with regards to workplace privacy and data security. Well, Google Glass could take it to a whole new level—and that doesn’t begin to consider things the general workplace distractions.
If you haven’t been paying attention to “password hygiene” preached by this blog and others, perhaps it’s time. Jose Pagliery from CNNMoney reports of a large-scale hack that has compromised over 2 million passwords at Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo and others.
Nanotechnology Industries Association Report Examines Impact of Nanotechnologies On the Global Divide
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) recently published a report entitled Closing the Gap: The Impact of Nanotechnologies on the Global Divide, which looks at how nanotechnology-based inventions and their potential applications could be implemented in developing countries, and whether they could benefit the most underprivileged populations.
The Canadian government has finalized long-awaited regulations made under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), announcing at the same time that the core of the new anti-spam regime will come into force on Canada Day, July 1, 2014, while other provisions will come into force the following year, and some will not be effective until 2017.