With this weeks’ news out of Denmark, European regulators continue to clarify their positions on Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
Employee Owned Tablets and Technology Devices: Managing the Risks and Rewards Starts with BYOD Policy
With Christmas quickly approaching, employers should expect that their employees will be enjoying new technology devices entering the new year. And this means employers should expect new employment law compliance issues and technology risks for their companies.
Everyone talks about indefeasible rights of use, or IRUs, as if they are unique or special. Reams of FCC and state regulatory orders have been written on them as have fiber agreements, both large and small. Those statements, however, usually take IRUs for granted. In other words, they assume that everyone knows what it is and go from there.
Bitcoins are a digital currency and have become widespread on the Internet and some companies have begun to accept these items as payment for real goods and services.
Social media platforms have become an increasingly important means for companies to build and manage their brands and to interact with their customers, in many cases eclipsing companies’ traditional “.com” websites.
Nonprofit groups are actively supporting research to solve tough medical challenges. Life sciences and pharma companies are eager to accelerate product development. Now, new business models are emerging to leverage the strengths of each.
FTC Expands Reach On Conspicuousness of Privacy Disclosures in Settlement with Android Flashlight App
An FTC settlement with a mobile app over its privacy disclosures alleged to be deceptive may seem to be run-of-the-mill. After all, the FTC has been settling cases for years with companies whose data collection and use practices are allegedly not consistent with the representations those companies make in their privacy policies.
In the past, critics of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) have alleged that the DSS requirements either (1) provide little more than a minimal baseline for security with a “check-the-box” compliance approach; or (2) are written vaguely so that the Council can retroactively allege non-compliance and impose fees on merchants who claim to have been PCI DSS “compliant” at the time of the breach (see our recent Genesco post).
On December 17, CLB co-blogger Steve Dickinson will be presenting at an IPR Helpdesk/EU SME Centre webinar on China Computer Gaming and Software Development.
USDA Announces Public-Private Partnership to Advance Commercial Potential of Cellulosic Nanomaterial from Wood
On December 11, 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a three-year public-private partnership intended to advance rapidly “the development of the first U.S. commercial facility producing cellulosic nanomaterial, a wood fiber broken down to the nanoscale.”