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Helping banks to manage fintech regulatory risk

As technology continues to revolutionize the banking world, how can firms ensure they reap the rewards but still manage fintech regulatory risk? Banks around the globe are increasingly immersed in fintech....more

The Legal Technology Trends of CLOC 2018

by Mitratech Holdings, Inc on

CLOC Institute 2018 obviously will always hold a certain special place in our memory, but there were plenty of other reasons it was a standout gathering. The legal technology trends in evidence this year were high on that...more

Blockchain as a Content Distribution Technology: Copyright Issues Abound

Content owners and their attorneys have been enthusiastically anticipating the use of blockchain as a mechanism for royalty accounting, recording the chain of title of intellectual property interests, and protecting, tracking...more

Insurance Horizons 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

Our Insurance Horizons 2018 brochure considers the impact of technology, interest rates, protectionism, excess capacity in the reinsurance market and cyber risk. We also look in detail at M&A in the industry, sanctions and...more

The Dangers of Training Neural Network with Phone Calls

If you haven’t seen Sundar Pichai’s presentation on Google Duplex, watch it. The technology is fascinating. Google is developing software that can assist users in completing specific tasks such as making reservations by...more

InsurTech Innovations in Life Insurance: Reaching the Largest Living Generation

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, millennials are now the largest living generation. As the generational makeup of customer bases evolve, so too do customer expectations in how they apply for and obtain insurance....more

Yesterday’s plan participants in today’s world

by Ary Rosenbaum on

When I first started in the 401(k) business, investment selection by participants was still being predominantly done by paper and phone. The first websites I encountered dealing with 401(k) plans gave the participant their...more

OECD publishes issues paper on blockchain and competition law

by Hogan Lovells on

Competition law questions are increasingly raised in the public debate about the blockchain technology. While there is yet to be any investigation in this field, the policy debate about applying competition law instruments to...more

Mainbrace: March 2018 (No. 1)

by Blank Rome LLP on

Ballast Water Management: The Conundrum Continues - It has been about 15 months since the U.S. Coast Guard (“USCG”) type-approved the first three ballast water management systems (“BWMSs”) in December 2016; three more...more

News of Note for the Internet-Minded – “Dark Patterns,” DNA Mining and Angsty AI Poetry

Recent technology news provides its usual mix of hope, distractions and hand-wringing-worthy developments. (Granted, one of these items is not so much “news” as an ever-present truth about TOS.)...more

Risk technology: How to fix common frustrations with risk

Enterprise risk technology with the flexibility and agility to accommodate multiple and changeable processes are helping to address the current governance, risk and compliance (GRC) limitations among risk and compliance...more

What Private Tech Companies Should Know About Rule 701

by Fenwick & West LLP on

For private technology companies, issuing equity to employees often provides a valuable incentive for new individuals to join and help build the company. Rule 701 is an important exemption that allows private companies to do...more

Quantamental investing: Why AI still needs the human touch

AI and quant strategies are nothing without solid fundamentals. As quantamental investing continues to gain traction, Elsen founder and CEO Zac Sheffer considers why human intervention will always be necessary....more

Taking InsurTech on the Road: Mobile App Bumps and Solutions

by Polsinelli on

As insurers, agencies, producers and service companies seek to become more efficient and competitive in the InsurTech marketplace, offering mobile apps seems to be one obvious solution. ...more

Credit Card Evolution: Goodbye John Hancock

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

For years, the signature requirement for completing a credit card transaction has felt something like an obsolete means of confirming a user’s identity. ...more

NASA and ARPA-E Seeking Submittals on Transformative Energy Ideas, Including Small Fission

by Hogan Lovells on

NASA iTech and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) are collaborating on a unique competition to identify transformational energy technologies that can address critical problems...more

The Bipartisan Budget Act – Greater Access, Innovation, and Technology in the Administration of Medicare Advantage Plans - Part I

by Nossaman LLP on

Prior to adjourning for spring recess, Congress passed and the President signed into law on March 23, 2018, omnibus appropriations legislation that funds the government for the remainder of the fiscal year – through September...more

UK merger control thresholds to be reduced to protect national security

by Dentons on

Lower merger control thresholds will apply to transactions involving enterprises which develop or produce military or dual use items, quantum technology or computing hardware. This is to allow the UK Government to review and...more

Suggestions for Successful Implementation of Robotic Process Automation

by Morgan Lewis on

A recent study found that the keys to successful implementation of robotic process automation (RPA) include carefully selecting the right automation opportunities, being realistic about costs, and building a good support...more

Baby Boomers: Ride-Sharing and Technology

A hot topic in senior housing over the past few years has been how Baby Boomers are going to affect the senior housing market....more

AR/VR Is Changing the Game

The ultimate vision for AR/VR is that the medium replaces screens altogether. When the screens are gone, we are essentially left with what we’ve had since the beginning—things like board games, puzzles, live action...more

AV Accidents: Consumers Want Clarity on Liability

by Miller Canfield on

The rapid evolution of automated driving systems (ADS) is bringing radical change to government regulations, industry practices, the potential obsolescence of human drivers and will also change the legal landscape for...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

A Global Perspective On The Future Of Wearable Technology

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The global market for wearable devices continues to grow and has been embraced not only by consumers but organizations as well. Wearables use in the workplace is here to stay, but employers should consider...more

The Race For Cyber Security: An Invitation to Join With the SEC

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

There is no doubt that technology presents any number of new opportunities for firms and individuals and that it is transforming the market place for goods and services at an increasingly rapid rate. Computer systems, the...more

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