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European Union Confirms "Get-tough" Approach on Cookies

The European Union's (EU) Article 29 Working Party confirmed in documents released this week its "get-tough" attitude on cookies ahead of a scheduled meeting with the advertising industry to discuss Europe's new cookie transparency laws next month. The Article 29 Working Party also...

Duane Morris LLP Alerts and Updates: European Commission Issues New Data Protection Proposals

Much as was anticipated, the European Commission (the "Commission") announced its long-awaited proposals on what are likely to be viewed as drastic changes to data protection law in Europe. The proposals seek to make EU privacy laws fit for the 21st Century and seek to both change the system...

Duane Morris LLP: Pa. Supreme Court Rejects Federal Case Law on E-Discovery; Adopts Prortionality Test for E-Discovery in Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on June 6, 2012, amended the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure to officially include the discovery of electronically stored information. The amended rules become effective on August 1, 2012. Changes to Rules Amended Rule 4009.1 includes "electronically...

Duane Morris LLP Alert: Illinois Bans Employers from Asking Employees or Applicants to Disclose Social Media Passwords

On August 1, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed an amendment to the Illinois Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act (P.A. 097-0875), which prohibits employers from requesting or requiring that employees or job applicants provide the employer with access to the employee's or applicant's social...