Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Releases Cyber Security Self-Assessment Guidance

On October 28, OSFI released its Cyber Security Self-Assessment Guidance (the “Guidance”) to aid Federally Regulated Financial Institutions (“FRFI”) in assessing its level of preparedness against cyber risks. The Guidance was drafted in response to OSFI’s Plans and Priorities for 2013-2016, a plan that emphasizes vigilance against the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats.

UK: Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013

Website operators seeking to qualify for a defence to possible defamation claims in respect of comments published on their websites contained in the Defamation Act 2013 will have two days (subject to the courts’ discretion) to notify the authors of the comments of the complaint, under the recently published draft Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013 (the “Regulations“), currently before parliament.

FAA Approves the Use Electronic Devices Throughout Flight

By | CommLawBlog | November 1, 2013
Credit -  Jetstar Airways

A lot of us hate turning off our electronic devices for take-off and landing. We have to sit there, bored, and leaf through the SkyMall catalogue, hoping the pilot knows what he’s doing. Sure we have a book, but it’s in the overhead bin, while we are strapped into the seat. All but the Luddites among us have a range of devices – tablets, smart phones, notebooks, music players, etc., etc. – to distract ourselves.