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InfoLawGroup Thanks Clients, Attorneys and Staff for 2017 Chambers Recognition

Chambers and Partners has again recognized InfoLawGroup in its new 2017 guide.  Along with being ranked for  Media & Entertainment: Transactional in the USA guide, two of our attorneys, Justine Gottshall (privacy) and Jamie Rubin (media & entertainment) were again recognized as leaders in their field. We are delighted to receive public acknowledgment from Chambers and … Continue Reading

BYOB: Be Your Own Broadcaster (and Studio) –What to watch out for in content creation and distribution

2017 is starting to look like the year of DIY content creation and distribution. Companies are becoming their own studios and broadcasters at a seemingly record pace. If your organization doesn’t already have its own channel or stream, there’s a good chance someone is at least considering making it happen. We work hand in hand … Continue Reading

Eric J. Anderson Joins InfoLawGroup LLP As Partner

InfoLawGroup is pleased to announce that Eric J. Anderson has joined the firm as a Partner. Prior to joining InfoLawGroup, Mr. Anderson served for several years as head marketing and advertising counsel for Sears Holdings Corporation. Eric has extensive experience advising on marketing, advertising, digital, mobile and e-commerce initiatives. Eric also regularly negotiates a wide variety … Continue Reading

Partner Jamie Rubin To Speak At The 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago (Nov. 9-11, 2016)

InfoLawGroup Partner Jamie Rubin to Speak at the 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference titled Face Off: Dynamic Technologies vs. Regulatory Controls.  The conference is in Chicago from November 9-11, 2016.  Jamie will speak on Friday, November 11th on the legal issues associated with consumer reviews, including incentivized reviews, how consumer reviews can and cannot be … Continue Reading

CalOPPA Getting Renewed Attention

On Friday, October 14, 2016, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the launch of a new tool for consumers to report alleged violations of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA).  CalOPPA requires companies doing business in California (even if operating from outside of California) to post compliant privacy policies and abide by the promises in … Continue Reading

InfoLawGroup Partner Justine Young Gottshall to speak at the 2016 Privacy + Security Forum in Washington, D.C.

Join Justine Young Gottshall for the 2016 Privacy + Security Forum at the George Washington University Marvin Center.   Ms. Gottshall will speak on Tuesday, October 25th on the panel entitled The Internet’s Digital Advertising Architecture: From Cookies to Addressable TV and the privacy issues in between. For more information, visit  … Continue Reading

InfoLawGroup LLP Formalizes Privacy in M&A Practice

InfoLawGroup announces that it has formalized its Privacy in M&A practice group, which brings together its experienced attorneys to work closely with clients on the privacy and security issues that can arise when purchasing, investing in, or merging with another entity.  While we have been addressing these issues for some time and across related practice … Continue Reading

Math Question As Age-Gate and Invite-A-Friend Under Fire

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (“CARU”) routinely monitors web sites and mobile apps for compliance with its Guidelines and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).  Through that routine monitoring, CARU recently discovered the information practices of the 1st through 7th grade mobile applications called Friendzy (e.g., 1st … Continue Reading

Heather Nolan to speak at Women Leaders in Advertising Law conference this week

Join Heather Nolan at ACI’s Women Leaders in Advertising Law conference this Thursday, October 22nd, at the Carlton Hotel in New York City.  She will host a panel comprised of leading self-regulatory and in-house attorneys discussing how to make the most out of work and non-work life during this time of 24/7 availability through technology.   … Continue Reading

Jamie Rubin-Digital Media: Dealmakers and Legal Issues Panel

Join Jamie Rubin this Tuesday October, 20 at Collective Digital Studio in Beverly Hills for the AMEC panel Digital Media: Dealmakers and Legal Issues.  Jamie will be joined by Gary Binkow, Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Collective Digital Studio and Peter Morris, Vice President, Business Affairs & Development, General Counsel, Funny or Die.  REGISTER at or … Continue Reading

Will Spies Sink Transatlantic Commerce?

The Impact of the Schrems Safe Harbor Decision Here is the latest fallout from Edward Snowden’s public disclosures about NSA snooping on international communications: On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice invalidated the 15-year-old “Safe Harbor Data Protection Framework” under which more than 4500 US companies and organizations are permitted to process data relating to … Continue Reading

Developing a Privacy Compliance Program: A Roadmap

Please note this article has been updated October 2016, please see here for updated article. Developing a privacy compliance program is an essential, if often daunting, compliance step for organizations of all sizes, and across all industries.  InfoLawGroup partner Justine Young Gottshall recently co-authored an in-depth practice note on this topic, published by Practical Law and … Continue Reading

Brian C. Schaller Joins InfoLawGroup As Counsel

InfoLawGroup is happy to announce that Brian C. Schaller has joined the firm as Counsel. Before joining InfoLawGroup, Mr. Schaller was at a Los Angeles based firm where he represented startups and interactive companies including the virtual reality company Oculus VR.  He also held positions at Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Disney Interactive, and NUVOtv. Mr. … Continue Reading

Ultra Records Sues YouTube Beauty Guru Michelle Phan

Last month, music label Ultra Records and its publisher, Ultra International Music Publishing (referred to generally in this post as “Ultra”), sued popular YouTube video blogger Michelle Phan for copyright infringement.  Ultra is a popular dance-music label and its roster of artists includes Kaskade, deadmau5, and Late Night Alumni. Ms. Phan is a YouTube sensation … Continue Reading

The Games Advertisers Play: Heather Nolan to present this week on Gamification

This Wednesday, Heather Nolan will discuss the legal issues related to Gamification. The session is part of the Brand Activation Association’s comprehensive, 6-part webinar series, which has been covering the A-Z must-knows of sweepstakes, contests and games. This week’s session will be helpful to business and legal team members who are interested in using game … Continue Reading

Approaching the CASL: The Compliance Date for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Draws Near

The first phase of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) goes into effect on July 1, 2014.  Accordingly, all businesses engaged in the transmission of Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs) in Canada should assess their business practices and take steps to adhere to any applicable provisions of the law.  To that end, my February blog post summarizing several key elements of CASL is presented below.… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Effort Moves Forward – NIST Issues Final Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework

Our Senior Counsel Mark Paulding assisted in the preparation of this post. There is little argument that the issue of information security has bipartisan support in Congress.  It has been some time since we have seen both parties come together for information governance legislation, but they did just that in December 2010, passing the Red … Continue Reading

Internet of Things: FDA Guidance on Designing and Maintaining Secure Wireless Medical Devices (Part II)

In Part I of our two part series on FDA’s wireless medical device guidance, we provided a high-level overview of FDA’s wireless medical device quality control requirements and summarized the agency’s general recommendations to medical device manufacturers (MDMs) for securing wireless medical devices. Here, in Part II, we dive into FDA’s more technical recommendations and … Continue Reading

Google Updates Terms of Service, Asks Users to Buy-In Rather Than Opt-Out

Yesterday, Google made a big splash in an intriguing fashion.  In case you missed all of the “About 217,000,000” stories on the topic, or managed to avoid every site contained within the Google umbrella, here’s a news flash: Google announced important updates to its Terms of Service yesterday.  The updates will become effective on November 11, … Continue Reading