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Fitbit data to be used in court as evidence

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by projectcounsel

Wearable tech

 

20 November 2014 - As we have noted in numerous posts, all those wearable tech/biometric devices have become our own “black box” flight recorders … flexible, wearable, stretchable, even implantable … talking to our cell phones, to measure skin temperature, pressure from swelling, hydration levels, electrical signals from the brain and heart, diet, etc., etc. Our mega metadata. And the day would come when all that data is determined to be crucial evidence in a…

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Tax dodge 

Catarina Conti / Eric De Grasse

7 November 2014 - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has published details on how four high-profile audit firms have been named-and-shamed as architects of a tax minimization structure used by hundreds of the world’s big-name companies, including a slew in the tech sector. The ICIJ has published details of how the structure worked, along with identifying many of the companies involved, here. Its “Luxembourg Leaks” investigation says PwC,…

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US vs UK legal battle 

By:  Catarina Conti

27 October 2014 – The rise of the largest US firms in London has been recognized anecdotally for much of this year but data published in the The Lawyer UK200 report can now reveal that the largest U.S. firms are so entrenched in the UK legal market that they are collectively generating over £2bn annually and are major players in the 100 firms bringing in the most revenue from the UK.

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Rasberry 

 By: Catarina Conti/ CEO, The Project Counsel Group 

21 October 2014 – Well, if you missed it last week … attending the Yerra Solutions Conference in London, rushing off to Prague to the Lawtech Europe Conference, or in Chicago for Relativity Fest … you may have missed Europe’s I-am-heading-out-the-door competition czar Joaquín Almunia as he signed off with a sour burp aimed at his critics:

“I don’t think antitrust investigations should be part of the…

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Some initial thoughts on the assumed Microsoft acquisition of Equivio

Posted on October 12th, 2014 by projectcounsel

Microsoft equivio 

 By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.

Guest Blogger
Managing Director, eTERA Consulting Europe
 
 

12 October 2014 – I am intrigued by the Microsoft/Equivio tie up. My initial reaction was the deal makes sense given Nadella’s strategy for the “New Microsoft”, what he calls the “data analysis” Microsoft. And I agree with Ralph Losey: it seems to be an admission by Microsoft that they do not have…

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NSA attorney client priv

10 October 2014 - “A lawyer’s duty to maintain the confidentiality of privileged communications is axiomatic. Given Google’s scanning and data mining capabilities, can lawyers using Gmail comply with that duty without their clients’ informed consent?”

11 October 2014 - So starts an article in last week’s  Texas Lawyer. The article notes that Texas Disciplinary Rule of Professional Conduct 1.05 prohibits lawyers from “[using] privileged information of a client for the advantage of the lawyer or of a third person, unless

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Omnipotent 

9 October 2014 – In what will surely help the safe harbor negotiations between the U.S. and the EU (Round 6 in a few weeks in D.C.), we have been following the news that the U.S. government is now arguing it doesn’t need warrants to hack servers hosted on foreign soil. At issue is the current court case against Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht. As we noted in an earlier post, Brian Krebs had been digging around

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One technology subject that was NOT on ILTA’s agenda this past August

Posted on October 7th, 2014 by projectcounsel

 

 

Gaylord 

 

7 October 2014 - If you have been following tech news the last few days (surely you all subscribe to the Hotel WiFi Blocking Gazette) you know the Marriott has been fined $600,000+ by the FCC for paralyzing guests’ personal wifi hotspots, forcing them to use the hotel giant’s expensive network instead.

The Marriott Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee … venue for ILTA 2014 this past August … used monitoring…

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Man climbing stack of paper 

By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.

(Founder and former Chairman/CEO of The Project Counsel Group, making his first appearance as a guest blogger)

 

3 October 2014 – For those of you at the luncheon in D.C. this past week … a free-wheeling discussion among e-discovery attorneys from numerous firms that handle cases before the FTC and SEC and the European Commission… a lot of our conversation was about whether pushing the…

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Darknet  

29 September 2014 – There is an interesting report, just published by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), that describes an increased commercialization of cyber crime. It’s the 2014 iOCTA (Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment).

The assessment is a long-read so we provide some highlights below.  The 2014 iOCTA assessment is really directed at the decision makers of policy, strategic and tactical levels in government and business but it provides a good background for everybody on the…

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