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What Does Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation Mean for your Organization?

02 Jun

The Canadian Government has introduced a new Anti-Spam Legislation. This Act takes effect on July 1, 2014 and applies to Canadian organizations or individuals sending commercially electronic messages to other Canadian organizations or individuals. If you fall into one or both of these categories, here’s what you need to know: What does Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation mean for your organization? [...]

Is Google Glass Just Another Nail in Privacy’s Coffin?

07 May

A look at Google Glass’s privacy issues and terms of service by Judith Delaney, attorney. On April 15, 2014, Google had a one day sale of its Google Glass.  This beta version cost $1,500 a pop that you had to pay by using Google wallet.  Needless to say a price that is not realistic for [...]

Physician Internet Defamation: How Doctors Can Deal with False Reviews and Protect Their Reputation

16 Apr

By Whitney C. Gibson, internet defamation attorney at Vorys who works closely with Agnes + Day’s Crisis Intelligence Team. Last month’s post discussed the damage that can be caused by false reviews online.  The reality is that most anyone with a computer can cause very serious damage to your reputation: upset customers, ex-employees, ex-business partners, [...]

What You Don’t Know About Malaysia Airlines and How They’ve Handled the Crisis of Flight MH370

18 Mar

By Judith Delaney, Attorney and member of Agnes + Day’s Crisis Intelligence Team As part of my contribution to the Agnes + Day team I have the opportunity to share with you developments around the world relating to protecting the privacy of all people when they either voluntarily or out of necessity, like purchasing an [...]

Is it the Beginning of the End for the European Union/United States Safe Harbor Program?

03 Feb

Editor’s Note: The following post is by Judith Delaney of CMMR Group-TurnsonPoint. Judith is a valued member of Agnes + Day’s Crisis Intelligence Team. As some of you may be aware through previous articles posted here (or otherwise), for some time now the European Union has been seeking to restate its directives, including its privacy directives, [...]

Now Illegal in 3 More States: Employers Cannot Request Passwords to Employee Social Media Accounts

13 May

Editor’s Note: The following is an important update, by the wonderful Judith Delaney, on the three new states who have recently passed laws making it illegal for companies to request social media passwords from employees. Back in January of this year, Melissa and I both published a blog post informing you that the states of California, [...]

Update to Pending and New Online Privacy Laws Around the World

29 Apr

Editor’s Note: Online privacy issues, for individuals and companies alike, are a growing concern and world-wide mission by officials. It is extremely important that we all keep current on, at the very least, the basics of these new laws as they form around the world. The following is an update by Judith Delaney, U.S. attorney specializing [...]

7 Considerations for Creating a World-Class Privacy Policy

23 Apr

Editor’s note: This is an extremely important post written by the highly qualified Sara Hawkins. When it comes to privacy policies, many companies just go through the motions because they know they have to have one. Periodically, I’ll see a company that’s done a ‘cut and paste’ job because they didn’t’ even bother to read through [...]