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How COVID-19 Has Created An Advantage for Hackers & Other Bad Actors With Ransomware Attacks

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Patterson Belknap – As we previously described and as reflected in the rapidly increasing number of cyber-attacks since its start, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a shift in working practices that hackers and other bad actors are using to their advantage.  Recent studies show a 273% percent rise in large-scale data breaches in the first quarter of 2020, compared to prior-year …

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How Proposed Mega Child Privacy Class Action Settlements May Affect App Providers

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Mintz Law – Last week, the plaintiffs in three related children’s privacy class actions sought preliminary approval of proposed settlements with sixteen defendants in those coordinated actions. The matters—known as the Kiloo Action, the Disney Action, and the Viacom Action—are pending in the Northern District of California, case numbers 3:17-CV-04344-JD; 3:17-CV-4419-JD; 3:17-CV-4492-JD. The motion, which can be found here, will be heard …

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Wilson Sonsini – The 2020 Entrepreneur Report

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Wilson Sonsini – This edition of The Entrepreneurs Report offers an analysis of venture financing transactions and bridge loans in which the firm was involved during Q2 2020. This issue also includes an interview that Stacy Kim recently conducted with Benedict Evans, a London-based independent analyst and venture partner at both Mosaic Ventures and Entrepreneur First. An Interview with …

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Nine Things You Need to Know About the Trump Administration Sanctions Against TikTok and WeChat

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By Scott Flicker, Behnam Dayanim, Haiyan Tang,Quinn Dang,Derek Turnbull & Talya Hutchison On Thursday, August 6, 2020, the Trump Administration took long-rumored action against the popular social media apps, TikTok and WeChat, in the forms of two executive orders. The orders largely prohibit persons or property subject to U.S. jurisdiction from transactions with the China-based owners of the apps, escalating tensions …

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Ignition Interlock Requirements in Drunk Driving Charges

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Paul Coleman – When a person is convicted of a Driving Under the Influence, they are often required to install an ignition interlock device in their car. The device is installed under the steering wheel and works like a breathalyzer. A person will simply breathe into the device when they get into the car. If …

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ADA Compliance – The Curve Has Flattened for Federal Website Accessibility Lawsuits

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By Seyfarth Shaw LLP – We’ve sheltered in place and finished our tally.  The numbers are in for total website accessibility lawsuit filings in federal courts in 2019, they show a small decrease from 2018. The total number of website accessibility lawsuits filed in federal court (i.e. lawsuits alleging that plaintiffs with a disability could not use websites …

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Artificial Intelligence Risk? What Does 2020 Hold

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Clifford Chance – Artificial intelligence (AI) creates huge opportunities for businesses globally across all sectors. However, the use of AI also brings the potential for significant legal, ethical and reputational exposure. Recently we have seen global regulators grappling with these risks, with the announcement of a vast number of legal developments, including the publication of …

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5 Key Written Agreements for Small and Growing Businesses

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Susan Paul – Business depends on striking agreements with others. While it’s true that many of the deals you reach will still have legal force even if you never commit them to writing, mere verbal understandings can easily be misunderstood, misremembered and argued over in times to come. That’s why many agreements are best set …

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How Coronavirus Is Affecting The Future Of Legal Education

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Over 91 per cent of the world’s student population is impacted by the nationwide closures due to coronavirus. American law schools are only a fraction of those affected, and yet the implications could be at a much larger scale.  Like the majority of others, the law schools in the US have also ventured into cyber …

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Best AI Contract Software: Evisort or Kira Systems?

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Contract management has always been an arduous and time-consuming task. The introduction of contract management software allowed companies to store and organize their contracts easily. Then came AI-driven contract software. AI-driven contract software further simplified contract management by making it easier to draft, oversee, store, and handle contracts while minimizing human error.  One of the …

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