• GDPR Makes The EU’s Regulatory Reach Global

    The European General Data Protection Regulation expands the scope of the EU’s data privacy regulatory framework to cover companies that maintain personal data of employees or others residing in the EU, regardless of the company’s location, and...

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  • Why A.I. Can’t Stop Fake News

    News filters powered by artificial intelligence are unable to uncover ideas and the relations between them, nor will they be able to do that any time soon, according to the authors of this New York Times oped....

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  • Hedging Your Bets On A Trade War

    Is it a trade war or just a negotiating tactic? Unclear, says this post from Haynes & Boone insurance coverage attorney Michael Skidmore. But what is clear, he says, is that “the more expensive it is to...

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  • Could A Tiny Chinese Hardware Implant Control US Servers?

    A stealth component smaller than a grain of rice is said to have been embedded in circuit boards that were manufactured in China and then used in servers of major U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple. That’s...

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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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  • Cybersecurity ABCs

    The numbers are mind-numbing. In the U.S. alone by mid-year there had already been more than 850 reported data breaches, with more than 34 million records exposed. Meanwhile, the quantity of extant data – and thus potential...

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  • Law Firm Fined $30K For Firing Pregnant Legal Assistant

    A Colorado law firm has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $30,000. According to a press release from the EEOC, the firm fired a legal assistant approximately ten days after...

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  • Phone Phishing Scams That Sound Like The Real Thing

    If anything, it’s even more insidious than phishing by email. One of their targets got a succession of calls from what appeared to be his credit union. A security-conscious guy, he let two go to voicemail, but...

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  • Respectful Investigation Of Sexual Misconduct

    A process that was difficult but more or less routine has become a minefield, with uncertain outcome and potential legal liability from multiple directions. There is, among other things, the risk of a defamation suit, as well...

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  • Tax Carbon Or We’re Cooked, Says U.N. Report

    A U.N. report, the first to be commissioned by the Paris agreement, details a massive global crisis as soon as 2040 unless the world is able to “turn on a dime,” as one of the author’s describes...

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