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EU Closing Safe Harbor for Data Privacy

On October 13, 2015 By Cassidi Hammock

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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Since the leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the US government has been running an unprecedentedly enormous data gathering effort on basically all Americans, Congress has been slow to remove what many see as an unforgivable overreach of government power.  In fact, today’s Congress is barely even capable of Continue Reading

Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 17, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson


Surveillance & Censorship:

The Washington Post reports that documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the NSA received intelligence from Australia’s signals intelligence division on Chicago-based law firm Mayer Brown in relation to the firm’s representation of the Indonesian government in a trade dispute. In response, Indonesia’s foreign minister Continue Reading

Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 27, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson

Patent Eligibility Symposium Wrap-Up

On Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, JETLaw hosted its 2013-2014 symposium, Patents 101: From Computer Code to Genetic Codes, focusing on what, exactly, is eligible for patent protection. Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Federal Circuit delivered the keynote address, and panels addressed software patents, gene patents, and principles of patent [...]

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