By Patrick Van Eecke and Anne-Gabrielle Haie

From July 12, 2020 onwards, new European rules will oblige online platforms to take several additional measures, including reviewing their terms and conditions, establishing a data policy and creating a complaint handling system. The Platform to Business Regulation is directed towards companies that
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Advances in AI technology and IoT are rapidly bringing connected and self-driving cars into our daily lives. To address the issues this new reality will bring, the European Data Protection Board has adopted draft guidelines on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications.

To
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By Michal Kasprowicz and Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy

Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic there have been recent amendments to Canada’s Patent Act that will authorize the use of certain patented inventions necessary to respond in a public health emergency. These measures will authorize the manufacturing and distribution of patented
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by Paul Hemmersbaugh

In a non-coronavirus-related update, last week the US Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a number of changes to the standards that regulate motor vehicle safety in the United States seeking to ease certain safety requirements for Automated Driving Systems (“ADS”). The proposed changes
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by Victoria Lee, Mark Lehberg, Vinny Sanchez and James Vickery

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the latest in a series of viral outbreaks that researchers predict will only increase in the years ahead.

Each outbreak presents different challenges to the performance of existing contractual relationships, and the latest
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By Guy Flynn & Lin Pang

“Smart buildings” are not just buildings equipped with separate applications that can turn on the lights in response to vocal instructions or adjust room temperatures as the weather changes. Rather, in a smart building, various systems – heating, ventilation, lighting and security – are
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By Tony Samp and Steven R. Phillips

In the latest issue of AI Outlook − a new DLA Piper publication that reports on the latest developments around artificial intelligence in Washington − we discuss the fiscal year 2021 federal budget proposal unveiled by the White House this week, which would
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By Thomas M. deButts and Thomas Reynolds

Under an interim final rule issued by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) that is set to take effect on March 25, 2020, parties will be able to send, take or store unclassified technical data controlled for export under the International Traffic
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By Paul Hemmersbaugh

The US Department of Transportation and the White House have released a new federal government automated vehicle policy guide, “Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0.”

The report describes research, policy, funding and other efforts by 38 different federal government agencies in support of
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