• 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....

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  • Netflix Sued By Mossack-Fonseca, The “Panama Papers” Firm

    The name partners in the law firm that suffered the breach that released the Panama Papers are  suing Netflix for libel and trademark infringement, over their portrayal in “The Laudromat,” a series Netflix began to stream last...

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  • Why Big Law Firms Are Hiring National Security Experts

    Several of the largest U.S. firms have been bringing in lawyers with national security backgrounds as client demand mounts in two key areas. Not surprisingly, privacy and cybersecurity is one of them, given recent history of data...

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  • A Precarious Future For “Unbreakable Commercial Encryption”

    People who follow this debate are seeing signs that the battle over unbreakable commercial encryption has turned in favor of those who would like to see it become a reality – “it” being a cyber-environment in which...

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  • Sour View Of Lawyers From Multinational Corporate Group

    A jaundiced take on the legal profession from its purported origin as a loose association of medieval scribes, in an age when few could write, to an ignoble present, “preying on the insecurity of someone trying to...

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  • Developments In International Employment Law

    Employment law is high on the agenda of many governments worldwide. This Today’s General Counsel article looks at these developments in three international jurisdictions: The United States, China and Europe. A key pending issue in the U.S....

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  • Supreme Court Changing Where You Can Be Sued

    In three decisions over the past five years, the Supreme Court has curtailed the power of U.S. courts over out-of-state and international defendants by restricting both general and specific jurisdiction. Litigation is being routed to where the...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • New York Chef Rails Against Seed Patents

    The chef and co-owner of two New York restaurants bemoans concentration in the seed industry and the power now wielded by the few remaining behemoth companies. (In the interest of disclosure, he adds that he’s also “co-founder...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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