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Do I Need Cyber Liability Insurance?

In today’s environment, the answer is probably “yes!” Organizations of all sizes and types increasingly rely on large amounts of their own or their customers’ data to effectively carry out operations, and are tasked with ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of that data. Ransomware attacks or other data breach…

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How Brexit Will Affect the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield: New Guidance

With continuing uncertainty about whether and how the UK will manage its scheduled departure from the EU, many U.S. companies have been asking about the effect of Brexit on their participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. By participating in the Privacy Shield program, U.S. companies can certify that they maintain…

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Clash of Titans: The Fight Over the CRISPR Gene-Editing Patent Rights

As we noted in previous posts in the Genomics Law Report (now, The Privacy Report), a major dispute over patent rights to CRISPR (for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats)-Cas9 systems broke out in January 2016 between Feng Zhang and the Harvard–MIT-affiliated Broad Institute on one side and Jennifer Doudna…

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The Strictest Data Privacy Law in the United States

On June 28, 2018, California’s Senate and Assembly unanimously approved the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), which will take effect Jan. 1, 2020, and will become the strictest data privacy law in the United States. The CCPA seeks to be far-reaching, both in terms of the companies affected…

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