On March 31, 2022, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council released version 4.0 of its Data Security Standard (PCI DSS 4.0). The new version—which brings major changes to the payments ecosystem—places an increased focus on targeted risk analysis, organizational maturity and governance.
You’ve invested in a plot of land in the metaverse; now what will you do with it?
The recent United States Supreme Court case, Alston v. NCAA, caused the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to change its long-standing rules prohibiting compensation for use of a student-athlete’s name, image and likeness (NIL).
Section 230 immunity, which long has protected entities that host online platforms from liability for their users’ actions, may be significantly cut back.
Over the past year, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) landscape has undergone a series of significant shifts. TCPA defendants received a boost last year when the Supreme Court of the United States narrowed a key statutory definition in Facebook v. Duguid. Plaintiffs adjusted quickly with novel theories around the issue of whether minors can validly consent (Hall v. Smosh Dot Com., Inc.) to receive automated calls and text messages under the law.
The Telephone Communications Protection Act (TCPA) has long been a hotbed of consumer litigation, particularly for class actions. For many years, plaintiffs were successful in alleging that a defendant used an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) to call or send messages to their cellphone without first obtaining prior express written consent.
On Jan. 27, 2023, the California Attorney General announced his office is investigating and sending letters to businesses in the retail, travel, and food industries with popular mobile apps that allegedly are not in compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) by failing to offer a consumer opt-out mechanism for sales, or honor rights requests submitted via authorized agents.
In 2022, New York State and New York City enacted many new workplace laws, creating additional obligations for employers.
While ransomware attacks have been on the rise since 2020, a recent trend has emerged where threat actors are bypassing ransomware malware and encryption tactics and going straight to data theft.
On January 13, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum (CCA 202302011) concluding that taxpayers cannot claim a deduction for cryptocurrency losses that have, absent a sale or other taxable disposition, substantially declined in value if such cryptocurrency continues to trade on at least one cryptocurrency exchange and has a value that is greater than zero.
Six of the seven Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are scheduled to jointly host a multijurisdictional contractor advisory committee (CAC) meeting on February 28, 2023.
The District of Columbia Council has postponed the first effective date of voter Initiative 82, the “Tip Credit Elimination Act,” from January 1, 2023, to May 1, 2023.
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