Governance and Risk : April 2011 Archives

From regulatory compliance to corporate governance structure, everyone is involved

U.S., EU Regulators Look into Location Data Collection, Sony Data Breach

29 Apr, 2011

After a breach of Sony's PlayStation Network put the personal information of 77 million people at risk, privacy regulators in Europe say the company may face "possible action," according to ...More >

SEC Recommends Sarbox 404(b) Compliance for Mid-sized Firms

29 Apr, 2011

When the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) became law, it granted small-cap companies an exemption from the auditor attestation requirements in Sarbanes-Oxley ...More >

Microsoft's U.S. Antitrust Settlement Set to Expire Soon

29 Apr, 2011

U.S. antitrust regulators' ongoing relationship with Microsoft, which resulted from "landmark" litigation 10 years ago, is slated to come to an end next month. According to GeekWire, that end will ...More >

McCain-Kerry Bill Doesn't Mean the End of Do-Not-Track

28 Apr, 2011

Days after Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011, I had a chance to speak with Reed Smith privacy and data security ...More >

Amazon Calls 'App Store' Trademark Claim Baseless

27 Apr, 2011

In March, Apple sued Amazon for trademark infringement after Amazon went live with its Android Appstore. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company argued that Amazon's use of the term could confuse ...More >

AT&T Files Public Interest Statement on T-Mobile Purchase

26 Apr, 2011

When AT&T and T-Mobile announced they had agreed to a merger, very few knew what to think. Sprint and Verizon, of course, were (and still are) concerned about what the merger will mean for ...More >

Budget Constraints Stall Plans for USPTO Satellite Office in Detroit

25 Apr, 2011

Those who have been calling for improvements to the U.S. patent system thought they might be seeing at least a glimpse of the beginning earlier this year. In January the U.S. Patent and Trademark ...More >

European Commission Digs into ISP Traffic Management Practices

25 Apr, 2011

I mentioned last week that Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner responsible for information policy, issued a report that essentially maintains the status quo in the European Union on net ...More >

Lawmakers Again Ask Apple About Location Data

22 Apr, 2011

Wednesday at Where 2.0, Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden announced they had discovered Apple was collecting location data from a hidden file on iPhones and iPads. It's not a new development; law ...More >

An Apple Litigation Update

22 Apr, 2011

Boy, it cannot be fun to be Apple this week. First came all the fuss about iPhones and iPads collecting location data, storing it locally and then backing it up on iTunes devices. Then, after the ...More >

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