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by Winstead PC on

Technology has changed the way we interact, shop, work, and relax. Advances in biometrics now help us login to our computers, phones, apps, and even open doors. Biometrics like fingerprints, retina scans, and voice and...more

SEC Issues New Interpretive Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Hogan Lovells on

On February 21, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents....more

Roads of the Future Today

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Across the nation, companies from Waymo and Uber to General Motors, Ford and Audi are putting self-driving vehicles to real-world road tests – with more than 40 companies testing on California roads alone. Originally...more

Congress and the Blockchain: The 2018 Joint Economic Report’s Discussion on Cryptocurrency

by Michael Volkov on

A few days ago, Congress released its 2018 Joint Economic Report. As many of you know, the Joint Economic Committee prepares this report as a national assessment of the country’s economic status. The report often assesses...more

House Committee Holds Hearing on Export Control Reform Bill

On March 14, 2018, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing titled “Modernizing Export Controls: Protecting Cutting Edge Technology and U.S. National Security” to examine the proposed Export Control Reform Act...more

Loose or Tight Fit? Data Partnership Strategies in Voice Solutions

by DataSmart Consulting LLC on

If you don't read The Information, you probably should start. Their recent report on Apple's Siri and the struggle to help Siri's experience improve is a fascinating dive into the pros and cons of an open ecosystem...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The European Commission has drafted a new set of digital taxes as an answer to last year’s US tax overhaul that imposed a new minimum tax on the overseas efforts of companies with US operations. The EU’s plan would require...more

GDPR Countdown - 11 Weeks to Go

by DataSmart Consulting LLC on

A client recently asked me what I think are the biggest risks for companies regarding the GDPR. I had to think, because the question requires a straight answer, and lawyer answers are rarely direct. The first answer is...more

“White Hat” Ethical Hackers and Corporate Investigations

by McGuireWoods LLP on

A “white hat” is an ethical computer hacker who specializes in penetration testing and other testing methodologies to ensure the security of an organization’s information systems. According to the Ethical Hacking Council,...more

How natural language processing creates value in compliance

As a bridge between humans and computers, the use of natural language processing in compliance demonstrates how this branch of AI is adding value across the financial services industry....more

Can Companies Disclaim And Limit Liability For Data Breaches In Online Terms Of Service? (Part 2 Of 2)

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

Yesterday’s post examined a case called In re Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation. In In re Yahoo!, Yahoo sought to dismiss data-breach claims based on disclaimers and limitations of liability contained in...more

SEC Subpoenas Signal Heightened Cryptocurrency Focus

by Holland & Hart LLP on

Escalating its regulatory scrutiny of initial coin offerings (“ICOs”), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has recently issued subpoenas to a reported 80 or more firms involved in the burgeoning industry...more

Big Data and the Risks of Insider Trading

In the perennial quest for alpha, investment managers have turned increasingly to big and alternative data for market insights. The most prominent consumers of this data on Wall Street are managers of ‘‘quant’’ funds, which...more

Federal Court Adopts CFTC Position on Cryptocurrency Authority

In the first case of its kind, a New York federal district court has adopted the position of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that it has jurisdiction to regulate the virtual currency markets. In so doing, the...more

Drones Inside Retail Spaces

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As drone technology improves, drone applications are changing the retail landscape. Drones can be used inside of retail spaces for a variety of purposes, including security, advertising, item tracking and in-store delivery....more

How to Think Like a Data Security Lawyer (No, This Isn't a Joke)

by DataSmart Consulting LLC on

I love lawyer jokes, partially because they’re often true, and also because they’re often deserved. Not every lawyer is a shyster of course, and there are plenty who deserve respect, even admiration. But let’s be honest: no...more

Can Companies Disclaim And Limit Liability For Data Breaches In Online Terms Of Service? (Part 1 Of 2)

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

Companies that operate online often include disclaimers and limitations of liability in standardized terms of service. If a company suffers a data breach involving personal information collected from its customers, can...more

Cyber Risk News & Trends

Cybersecurity This Month - Are U.S Elections At Risk? "Frankly, the United States is under attack," U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said at the Senate Intelligence Committee’s annual hearing on...more

EU Trade Update

• European Commission publishes survey on concept of “Specially Designed for Military Use,” and issues request for input for possible EU commercial policy measures targeting the United States • Netherlands introduces...more

Destination Quant: Where analysts explore the power of data

The thirst for data in the investment process is never ending, which is why Thomson Reuters has launched Destination Quant to help the quant investing industry get the most out of quant research....more

Can I Secure a Loan with Bitcoin? Part I

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Each day seems to bring another story about Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or another virtual currency. If virtual currencies continue to grow in popularity, it's only a matter of time before borrowers offer to pledge virtual...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March, 2018 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Definitive Guide to Licensing: When You Get a Great Idea, What Do You Do Next? For the “ideas” people out there, licensing a product may provide a creative...more

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review, Eighth Edition - Japan

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

This fully updated eighth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides an overview of evolving legal constructs in 26 jurisdictions around the world. It is intended as a business-focused framework...more

Blockchain in Energy – Where Do We Stand? Where Do We Go From Here?

For all the publicity generated by the recent increase in value of Bitcoin, as well as the generally increasing awareness of the existence of blockchain technology, the recent Blockchain in Energy Forum 2018 held in New York...more

Fashion Law Newsletter - March 2018

by K&L Gates LLP on

Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it." – Diane von Furstenberg Welcome to our latest edition of Fashion Law where we provide you with the latest updates on legal issues affecting the...more

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