On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court held Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) to be unconstitutional, holding that an individual’s right to freedom of expression in the labor strike context outweighs the individual’s right to control his or her information in public. The ruling is suspended for 12 months to give Alberta’s legislature time
Privacy: A Washington Tale of Two Reports
This post was also written by Chris Cwalina and Amy Mushahwar.
We’ve been busy here in Washington with two seminal privacy reports released within a span of two weeks. At Reed Smith, our interdisciplinary team of former government officials, former in-house attorneys, class action litigators and engineers (in the US and internationally) are reviewing the…
FTC Releases Privacy Report
This post was also written by Christopher G. Cwalina, Amy S. Mushahwar, and Frederick Lah.
On December 1, 2010 the FTC released its long-awaited Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change. This 123-page preliminary staff report proposes a sea change in US privacy law. The FTC is accepting comments…