European Parliament publishes a paper on blockchain and the GDPR

European Parliament publishes a paper on blockchain and the GDPR, titled “The General Data Protection Regulation  Can distributed ledgers be squared with European data protection law?” Here is the link to this interesting paper:   More information. on GDPR and blockchain, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal 

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ICO’s Guide to the GDPR

ICO published a veery useful guide dedicated to “data protection officers and others who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection” aimed at “small and medium-sized organisations”. See here  

Legal advertising rules are overly restrictive and underenforced, APRL’s report says

On June 22, 2015, the Regulation of Lawyer Advertising Committee of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) issued the 2015 Report of the Regulation. The Committee was created by APRL in 2013 to analyze the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and study the various states’ approaches to regulating lawyer advertising with the goal […]

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Federal Trade Commission, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, Title 16, Chapter I, Subchapter B, Part 255

Section §255.0 – Purpose and definitions: “The Guides represent administrative interpretations of laws enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the guidance of the public in conducting its affairs in conformity with legal requirements. Specifically, the Guides address the application of Section 5 of the FTC Act (15 U.S.C. 45) to the use of […]


ABA Techreport 2014 publishes article on law firms and information security

The ABA published an interesting article describing law firms’ use of technology to protect information. In addition to describing 2014 trends, the article suggests that lawyers should keep abreast of technology in order to have up-to-date security programs. The article, Security, by David Ries is available at http://www.americanbar… Follow us on& Like us on   

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Handbook on Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation

The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising, Tenth Edition, 2013   TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction When the Lawyer Advertising Rules Apply When the Lawyer Advertising Rules Do Not Apply Prohibited Forms of Solicitation Regulations Governing Content Additional Regulations for Direct Mail & Email Communications to Prospective Clients– Rule 4-7.18 19 Lawyer Referral Services – Rule […]

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