AI is disrupting outsourcing. Lawyers and those involved in the contracting process need to understand that this means revisiting the way that contracts address various issues, and revising them accordingly.

It is a rare outsourcing project these days that does not have automation or AI/machine learning as an important –
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This article first appeared on dlapiper.com on May 31.

DLA Piper is pleased to announce the release of a special report titled “Cryptocurrency and its impact on insolvency and restructuring.” The firm prepared the report on behalf of INSOL International, a global federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers
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By Carol Umhoefer & Mathilde Hallé

On July 22, 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) found that a luxury car rental company had failed to comply with the French data protection law with respect to the implementation of a customer geolocation system. In particular, the CNIL considered that the
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MORE ENFORCEMENT POWERS FOR BELGIAN PRIVACY COMMISSION

By Patrick Van Eecke and Julie De Bruyn (DLA Piper – Brussels)

The quietness in the privacy landscape in Belgium is about to drastically change. Reason for the change of pace are the recent major data breaches that were published by the media. The Privacy Commission announced it will establish a dedicated task force to carry out proactive audits focusing on different sectors, such as financial and insurance institutions, hospitals and other health providers, and telecom operators.

Draft Belgian legislation will grant the Privacy Commission the power to independently impose monetary fines and other sanctions, such as the blocking of access to certain databases by non-compliant companies, or the withdrawal of the permits to make use of such (public) databases. The expansion of powers would transform the Privacy Commission from passive bystander to an actual ‘Privacy Police’.


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Written by: Aravind Swaminathan, Michelle Anderson and Jim Halpert

In a speech that garnered worldwide attention, President Barack Obama has announced important reforms in the ways the United States government will gather, store, use and retain signals-related information.

These changes will soon affect many companies, both in the US and
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Late last week, in a vote of 51-47, the Senate blocked consideration of Senator Lieberman’s cybersecurity legislation, voting down Sen. Liberman (I.-Conn.) and Sen. Collins (R.-Maine) procedural motion to move forward on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. Among other components of the bill, the would have directed various federal agencies
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Both Vermont and Connecticut recently have amended their data breach security laws, imposing more stringent requirements on entities that experience a data breach.  Effective July 1, 2012, under Vermont’s revised data breach law, entities that experience a data breach affecting Vermont consumers now must notify the Attorney General within
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