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Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining Agreements -
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Rarely do we see an industry of professionals engage in misconduct as egregious as what we are seeing today in the tech sector. The intoxicating cocktail of power, money and prestige has combined to put many female...more
We are pleased to present the 45th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent cases that address the stay of discovery in securities litigation, the failure to...more
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THE ALLURE OF THE POTENTIAL COST SAVINGS OF BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE PROGRAMS IS TOO GREAT FOR MANY AUSTRALIAN ORGANISATIONS TO RESIST.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -
Tech Leaders Burst Bubble Talk: Execs See No Signs of Irrational Exuberance, Just Steady Growth Ahead -
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Sometimes the Greatest Risk Comes from the Inside -
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As a service to our readers, we have distilled last week’s joint HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) conference, “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance...more
The Human Element of Information Security, Continued -
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Cost of Data Breach in 2014:
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- 15% Annual increase in the average cost of a data breach around the world
- $201 Average cost paid for each exposed...more
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The Human Element of Information Security -
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