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By Edmund Semmes On October 13, 2015 · Updated October 13, 2015 · Leave a Comment


new decision by the European Court of Justice holds that personal data can no longer be transferred to US entities on the basis of Safe Harbour certification. The move comes as the result of challenges to the Safe Harbour [...]

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EU Closing Safe Harbor for Data Privacy

By Cassidi Hammock On October 13, 2015 · Updated October 13, 2015 · Leave a Comment

On October 6th of this year, the Court of Justice for the European Union ended a safe harbor that had been in place for about fifteen years.

In the mid nineties, the European Union (EU) increased privacy protections for all their citizens with the Data Protection Directive. Even prior to this directive, the [...]

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With the October 2nd release of The Martian and the September 28th confirmation that there is, in fact, water on Mars, outer space has been the subject of much conversation in recent months. But there is an aspect of space not being talked about, which may become far more important in the not-too-distant future: [...]

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Augur’s core developer, Joey Krug, said he joined the project because Augur could disrupt fields “ripe for disrupting.” He listed corporate governance, governments, healthcare, and the financial industry. So what is Augur and how is it poised to disrupt areas that intersect with the law?

Augur is a decentralized prediction market that anyone [...]

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As Brad Roberts noted in his post earlier this month, if you have turned on TV in the past month you have heard about daily fantasy sports operators. With DraftKings being the one you have most likely heard of after the over 100 million dollars they have poured into advertising this year alone. Brad covered [...]

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Das Auto – Volkswagon Das Cheats the EPA

By jdrory On October 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Since the Volkswagen (“VW”) scandal surfaced, the company’s stock has plummeted, trading down over 40% from its earlier 52-week high.  The world’s largest automaker is in serious trouble after the group was found to have cheated the United States pollution testing on over 500,000 diesel vehicles. Instead of using technology for good, this is [...]

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On September 14, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in what has become known as the “dancing baby” case.  The Ninth Circuit’s ruling, which marked a victory for proponents of fair use but did not go as far as some of those proponents would have liked, requires copyright owners to consider [...]

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The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards had social media abuzz with talk of Viola Davis’s historic win and moving acceptance speech, HBO’s clear and undeniable dominance of the top categories, and Jon Hamm’s long overdue gold statuette for his role in the critically acclaimed drama Mad Men. It can be argued however that no single moment [...]

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