• Big Fines, Early Lessons, From The GDPR

    The two biggest fines ever imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation were leveled by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office in July. Both dwarfed the €50 million ($56.3M) imposed by France against Google in January.

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  • Cyber “Advanced Persistent Threats” Lurk Before Striking

    Some of the most insidious and sophisticated cyber attacks against organizations take the form of “Advanced Persistent Threats.” The key to how APTs work is stealth. An initial breach may employ conventional hacking strategies, like phishing or...

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  • “Deep Fakes” Are A Free Speech Conundrum

    By today’s standards the job that was done on Nancy Pelosi is relatively primitive. Recently, for example, to prove a point the filmmaker Jordan Peele (BlacKkKlansman and Get Out) collaborated with Buzz Feed and produced a video...

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  • Transgender Protections In The Workplace

    The Supreme Court has accepted three cases related to employment protections for LGBTQ individuals, but decisions are not expected until 2020. There is no way to know what the Court will do and whether protections under Title...

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  • GDPR One Year Later

    This year in May marked one year since the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. There had been a brief informal grace period, but that has expired and enforcement has begun. In this Today’s General...

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  • A Powerful Hacker Tactic: “Island-Hopping”

    The term derives from military history of World War II. Instead of a frontal attack on a big target, the strategy is to slowly take small islands off the coast, building “strength and stealth.” It was the...

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  • Alternative Billing Appears To Be Mostly Talk

    Not for lack of encouragement from the corporate clients, but big law firms are not actually doing much alternative billing, according to an analysis from Bloomberg – even though about three out of four of the 100...

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  • The Relationship Partner: Planning For A Smooth Transition

    Begin the process years ahead of time and don’t treat it as a simple administrative task, say this article’s co-authors, who come from opposite sides of the table. The act of preparing a succession plan should be...

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  • Big Payday For GC, But With A Gender Gap

    Average annual salary increased in 2018, with the greatest increases showing up in publicly-traded companies. The highest levels were found in...

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  • A Surge In Legal Malpractice Claims

    Pressure to “do more with less” and contamination by laterals are said to be contributing to a surge in high-stakes legal malpractice claims, as reported in a survey by insurance brokerage Ames & Gough. Laterals can be...

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