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Here’s why you’re getting those unsolicited mailings about clinical trials

When consumers around the country started getting letters from a company that they had never heard of, inviting them to participate in clinical trials for medical conditions that they hadn’t disclosed to many or didn’t even...more

Corporate Fraud: How to Detect It and Put a Stop to It

Fraud costs companies trillions each year and the vast majority of those deceptions are detected purely by luck—only a very small percentage of frauds are found by auditors....more

Pitfalls of Using Big Data Alone

by Thomas Fox on

I often write about the use of big data in a best practices compliance program. However, care must be taken in the use and interpretation of big data. One of the clearest reads into this topic is the recent book by Cathy...more

Your Uber Driver Might Not Be the Only One Who Knows Where You Were Picked Up and Dropped Off….

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Did you know that if you’ve taken a New York City taxi since 2009, your pick-up and drop-off locations were recorded and published (through June of 2016) on the internet for anyone to find? Now, New York City officials want...more

Mississippi AG Sues Google for Collection of Student Data

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed a Complaint against Google last week for alleged violations of the state’s Consumer Protection Act for its collection and use of students’ personal information and search history....more

Proposed Rule to Strengthen State Medicaid Fraud Control Units

by Polsinelli on

A recently published proposed rule expands the functions and responsibilities of state Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs). The rule was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of...more

A New Chapter in the Cybersecurity? Is there a Role for Active Deterrence?

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

In the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, after Butch and Sundance rob Union Pacific Railroad (“Union Pacific”) the first time, Union Pacific employs a stronger safe. After Butch and Sundance rob Union Pacific a...more

Legaltech News interviews Greg Lambert about how law firms can use data for business intelligence

by Jackson Walker on

Mind the Data: How Law Firms Can Use Data for Business Intelligence - Greg Lambert of the Am Law 200 firm Jackson Walker discusses how employee data is shaping his firm’s business. Data mining is a burgeoning...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 7, Issue 7

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

ALJ holds NYS Real Estate Transfer Tax Cannot Be Imposed on Sale of 45% Membership Interest in LLC - In an issue of first impression under the New York State real estate transfer tax, a New York State Administrative Law...more

Large Acquisition Price Tag Might Quell Concerns About Mining Volatility

by Goodwin on

There will only ever be 21 million bitcoins, and the rate at which those 21 million bitcoins are generated will decrease periodically by half until all bitcoins are in circulation. More specifically, a user is rewarded with...more

Public Mining of Securities Regulatory Big Data

by Burr & Forman on

An article in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal called for FINRA to make the database underlying its BrokerCheck® system (of reports on stockbroker registration and disciplinary history) more widely available for data mining...more

As corporations step up health care activity, it’s time to be wary

Just how much do you trust big companies, including the one you work for, with your health information? That issue may become increasingly important as employers campaign to help themselves and their employees by banding...more

Berkeley students sue Google for mining emails for ads through Apps for Education

Four students attending the University of California, Berkeley, sued Google last week alleging that it violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act by scanning and mining their emails in order to create advertising...more

Technology Industry Newsletter - January 2016

by Buchalter on

As we begin the new year, it is a good time to reflect on the emerging trends in technology that present opportunities to be explored by entrepreneurs who are considering starting new businesses and growing existing...more

Bookends – Prof. Jewell’s Opinions Also Excluded in Lipitor MDL, and More

by Reed Smith on

April might be the cruelest month according to T.S. Eliot, but the last month hasn’t been very kind to plaintiffs’ expert Nicholas Jewell, Ph.D. As we posted recently, at the beginning of December, Prof. Jewell was booted...more

Is Google Illegally Spying On Your Students? New FTC Complaint Says It Is

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Google Apps for Education has recently come under fire with a Federal Trade Commission complaint filed by a nonprofit organization, Electronic Frontier Foundation. In a press release issued last week, EFF claims that Google’s...more

OIG’s 2016 Work Plan: Mixed Results for 2015 and New Data Mining and Policy Efforts in 2016

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) annual release of a new Work Plan both summarizes the results achieved last year and highlights new areas for examination in the next....more

The Internet of Things and the Inevitable Collision with Product Liability PART 4: Government Oversight

by Wilson Elser on

The exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is far outpacing the ability of stakeholders to address safety standards and security concerns. This is not unusual as rapidly developing technology often challenges...more

Employment is short. Don’t have an affair

by FordHarrison on

Imagine a guy, a married guy, more specifically an unhappily married guy, and even more specifically an unhappily married guy lacking a moral compass. The guy creates a discrete (ha!) profile on AshleyMadison.com, a dating...more

Advertising Law - July 2015 #3

Harlem Globetrotters Get an Assist From CARU - In a rare loss, the Harlem Globetrotters agreed, at the direction of the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU), that their age-screening practices for the company's...more

Blog: Key Takeaways from Government Enforcement Panel at ACI Sunshine Conference

by Cooley LLP on

Recently, representatives from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, and Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) for the Office of...more

Student Privacy In Online Educational Services

The commercial use of data mined by providers of online educational services, such as Internet homework portals, digital grade books for teachers, and student e-mail programs, continues to be a hot topic on numerous fronts. ...more

BakerHostetler Partner Alan Friel Talks Big Data and Data Collection

by BakerHostetler on

Alan Friel, Partner with BakerHostetler's Privacy and Data Protection team, talks about compliance programs for companies, consumer data collection, misrepresentation, and data security deficiencies....more

PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The rise of social media has introduced new opportunities and new legal challenges for companies in the health care industry. Attorneys Seth Northrop and Sharon Roberg-Perez discuss the legal issues faced by care providers,...more

What is Your Privacy Worth?

by Nossaman LLP on

$29 per month, according to AT&T. The telecommunications giant launched its high-speed internet service, GigaPower, in Cupertino, California this week.  GigaPower boasts network speeds so fast that users can “download...more

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