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Norton Rose Fulbright: The Mysterious World of California Prop 65, Part 1: The Law
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) on December 4, 2014 Posted in California Proposition 65 To the average person in California, if they know anything about Proposition 65 at all, it is usually because they have a seen a warning sign in a bar or at a store. In most... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Update On California Consumer Product Emissions Survey
Posted on 3 Nov 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) Updating our prior discussion of the California Air Resources Board Consumer Products Survey, ARB continues to forge ahead with the 2013 consumer products survey, providing additional guidance to industry. On October 14, 2014... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Timeliness of Section 15(b) Reporting Continues Role as CPSC Enforcement Tool
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Will Troutman (US) As 2014 draws to a close, we see that Section 15(b)’s reporting requirement continues to be a powerful tool for CPSC to punish companies who manufacture, distribute, or sell products that are ultimately recalled. In 2014... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Windows XP Phaseout Raises Data Security Concerns For Financial Institutions
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Mercedes Kelley Tunstall, John D. Socknat and Lauren McDermott Microsoft has announced that beginning April 8, 2014, its Windows XP operating system will no longer be updated with security patches. This announcement has critical data security implications... Read More

DLA Piper Cybersecurity Law Alert: Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords – 4 Steps To Take Now
Posted on 11 Aug 2014 by DLA Piper

By Aravind Swaminathan and Tara McGraw Swaminatha | The New York Times reported this week that an organized Russian criminal group stole approximately 1.2 billion user name and password credentials associated with more than 500 million email addresses... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP: China's New Food Safety Law is in Effect
Posted on 16 Oct 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

China's new Food Safety Law (FSL) became effective on October 1, 2015. The law was passed earlier this year, in response to several high-profile food safety scandals and the need for China to harmonize with the global practice of food safety management... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Lights Out! New Mercury-Containing Light Fee About to Take Effect in Washington
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Matthew Gurvitz After a series of false starts, Washington’s mercury-containing lights product stewardship law will take effect on January 1, 2015. Under the law , all mercury-containing lights sold in the state of Washington must include... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: FBI ALERT: Cyberattacks Directed at IoT (Internet of Things!) and Strong Passwords Can Help!
Posted on 16 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel The FBI “is warning companies and the general public to be aware of IoT vulnerabilities cybercriminals could exploit” and encourages the use of strong passwords according to a FBI September 10, 2015 Public Service Announcement... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: State Websites Increasingly Subject To Cyberattacks
Posted on 22 Oct 2014 by State Net

States are dealing with a growing number of cyberattacks, according to a new report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the consulting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Court Shuts Down Yellow Page Websites for Bilking $14 Million
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel US small businesses and churches were targeted by websites based in Montreal , Canada and as a result were bilked out of $14 million . After receiving more than 13,000 consumer complaints the FTC filed a Complaint against Modern Technology... Read More

Vandeventer Black LLP: P:rimer On Virginia’s Data Breach Law: Part 2
Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Christopher S. Colby Recall from Part I of the Primer on Virginia's Data Breach Law that your laptop has been stolen, and you have concluded there has been a breach of security under Virginia's data breach law. You must now determine whom... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: 2014 Cybersecurity Threats to Money & Data
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel “Cybercriminal gangs of the 21st century will target cloud-based applications and data repositories because that’s where the data is” as predicted in McAfee® Labs’ 2014 Threat Predictions . Cloud cyber... Read More

Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud
Posted on 11 Nov 2014 by Lee Berlik

The Virginia Consumer Protection Act ("VCPA") has long been thought of as a statute that addressed fraud in consumer transactions. But as the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified in a ruling last month, "the VCPA's proscription of conduct... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cyber Intrusion Responsibility Shared by General Counsel & IT
Posted on 4 Nov 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel It is imperative that General Counsel learn IT technology and lingo- and that IT legal jargon given a recent survey identified that in almost 450 companies 31% rely on IT and 21% rely on General Counsel to be primarily responsible... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Congress on Cybersecurity: Recent Bill Limits Liability
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Gerard G. Pecht , Peter A. Stokes , Mark Thomas Oakes , Utsav Mathur and Geraldine W. Young In the days leading up to its August 2014 recess, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a number of bills aimed at strengthening cybersecurity. Those... Read More