• Is Securitization Evil? Dechert Attorney Takes On The Pope

    A declaration from the papacy took aim at securitization and credit default swaps, characterizing them as a kind of predatory economic cannibalism, a form of “gambling on the failure of others,” and calling them morally unacceptable. A...

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  • Top GC Spook Delivers Manifesto On Cybersecurity And Privacy

    The General Counsel of the National Security Agency had a hard message for conference attendees at a Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute. The title of his address: Failing to Keep Pace: The Cyber Threat and Its Implications for Our...

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  • Binding Arbitration Ban R.I.P.? Not In California

    The California State Assembly has, by a wide margin, passed a law banning mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts. This development comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. What...

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  • European Privacy Lawyer, Scourge Of Silicon Valley, Makes Good On Lawsuit Threats

    Austrian lawyer Peter Schrems was early on to lax privacy protections by Facebook and has been credited with helping to spur the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Back in March he warned that he already had...

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  • The Inscrutable Algorithm, Under Fire

    The problem with machine-generated algorithms is they “somehow seem to absorb the bias around them..."

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  • Littler’s Annual Survey Of Workplace Issues

    Littler’s seventh annual survey looks at the legal, technological and social issues having the greatest impact on the workplace. The year 2017, the report says, “began with employers eagerly expecting the new, business-friendly presidential administration to pare...

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  • Amazon’s Facial Recognition Product Pounded By Critics

    Amazon’s “Rekognition” facial recognition product is coming under fire from critics, including the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Watch and others. The ACLU, noting that the software is already being used by some police agencies,...

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  • Florida Law Targeting Plaintiff Lawyers Could Backfire

    Florida Republican attorney general Pam Pondi wants to go after opioid makers and distributors with all the firepower she can muster, but some argue she’s running into trouble because of a state law that will cap the...

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  • Frenzied Speculation Over Kennedy Retirement

    With time starting to run out for confirmation before the mid-term elections, Republicans have their fingers crossed. “If you’re thinking about quitting this year, do it yesterday,” was the message from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, delivered...

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  • Death Of Trump Corruption Enforcement Greatly Exaggerated

    Enforcement of laws governing companies’ international operations is alive and well, according to this client alert from Foley & Lardner. Laws in question include the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, various anti-money laundering laws, as well as laws...

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