• An Unlikely Industry That Could Be Snared By The CCPA

    Just how wide is the reach of the California Consumer Protection Act? Could it apply to companies that only incidentally collect and process personal information in the course of operating drones? Does advanced facial recognition software mean...

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  • Prison Internet: Reading Moby Dick At Three Cents A Minute

    Inmates in West Virginia prisons are receiving free tablet computers, but if they want to read e-books it will cost them 3 cents a minute, and that includes books that reside on a free on-line public library....

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • ATM “Jackpot” Attacks Said To Be Worldwide

    The number of incidents is down in Europe, where this type of attack seems to have originated, but is said to be up in other parts of the world, including the U.S., Latin America and Southeast Asia....

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Re-Purposing E-Discovery Software To Field DSARs

    Among the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act will be a requirement for affected companies to respond to a Data Subject Access Request. The “subject” of a Data Subject Access Request could be any consumer who...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • GC’s Several Roles Require Disparate Skill Sets

    The general counsel typically has three identifiable and separate roles: senior executive and strategist, legal advisor, and resource manager, whose job includes determining how much of the department’s budget will be allocated to an outside legal spend....

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Puzzle For Regulators, As Utilities See $ In Electric Vehicles

    Electric vehicles are generally considered a major environmental advance over the dirty and inefficient internal-combustion products they are beginning to replace. They are also voracious consumers of electricity. Some electric utilities are finding they have an interest...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Could Elizabeth Warren’s Corporate Lawyer Past Come Back To Haunt Her?

    An article in the Washington Times highlights Elizabeth Warren’s former work as a “$675-an-hour corporate lawyer,” notably in some high-profile bankruptcy cases where she wasn’t necessarily on the side of the underdog. The time frame goes back...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Citizens In AZ Attacking Self-Driving Cars

    Autonomous vehicles being tested in Chandler, AZ, are being threatened, and sometimes attacked by citizens wielding weapons. Protesters have various axes to grind, one of them, according to sources in this New York Times article, that autonomous vehicles...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Trend Sharply Up For Securities Litigation

    The number of federal securities class actions filed in the first six months of 2018 was more than double the 20-year average. The reason? It’s neither an epidemic of fraud nor the machinations of aggressive plaintiff lawyers,...

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  • Gender-Biased General Counsel Bonuses Need Fixing

    Although female general counsel have a base salary that is, on average 6.3 percent lower than their male counterparts, it’s in their bonuses that the real disparity comes to light. Male GC bonuses were 31 percent higher,...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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