• Fitbit Customers Speak Out On Proposed Google Merger

    When Google announced its intention to buy Fitbit in April, the Electronic Frontier Foundation voiced deep concerns. The EFF calls Google “a notoriously data-hungry company with a track record of reneging on privacy policies.” Fitbit users give...

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  • Professor, Chinese University Conspired To Steal Trade Secrets

    The DOJ announced the conviction of Professor Zhang Hao, a Chinese national who stole trade secrets from two U.S. tech companies. He worked with China’s Tianjin University, and a firm he and a co-defendant started, to unfairly...

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  • Fraud Prevention Market Is Big and Growing

    According to a research report the global fraud detection and prevention market was valued at $17.33 billion in 2018 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.9% to 2025. Use of smart devices was...

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  • Texas Bar Owners Sue Governor Over Shutdown

    A group of Texas bar owners and a trade group, the Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance, have sued Texas Governor Greg Abbot over his bar shutdown order. The plaintiffs ask for damages of up to $10 million,...

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  • Risk Assessment #1 in Latest DOJ Guidance

    In the “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” issued by the DOJ’s Criminal Division earlier this month, risk assessment topped the list of expectations concerning effective compliance and ethics programs. Most companies claim that their compliance and ethics...

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  • Ryuk-Wielding Ransom Gang Has Talent, Cash

    According to tech security specialist Joshua Platt, ransomware has evolved rapidly from extorting chump change to unlock PCs to holding companies hostage for millions of dollars. His firm has revealed how a criminal network gained access to...

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  • MN Climate Lawsuit First To Target Koch

    A lawsuit filed by the state of Minnesota names as a defendant, for the first time in the short history of climate change litigation, Koch Industries, whose principals Charles Koch and the late David Koch have been...

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  • Tips For GC Trying To Survive The Litigation Pandemic

    Covid-19 related litigation is trending up and there is no indication that the curve will flatten anytime soon. Along with retaliation and discrimination claims, the pandemic has apparently accelerated the filing of ordinary wage and hour claims....

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  • Ragged Implementation But Overall Success For GDPR

    According to a report by the European Commission, two years after it went into effect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an overall success in providing more privacy for citizens and a better understanding of...

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  • Data From 200 Police Departments Hacked

    In an unusual twist, the hackers’ own public statement seems to have vastly understated the extent of the breach. They announced on twitter that they took, and posted in searchable form, a trove that included ten years...

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