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Uber Paris

 

By: Gregory P Bufithis
Guest Blogger

 

26 June 2015 – French taxi drivers have been warning for months to anyone willing to listen that their frustration over wildcat competition from Uber and similar ride-sharing services had reached a tipping point, and they weren’t going to stand for it any longer.

It turns out they weren’t kidding.

Yesterday taxi drivers’ brewing hatred…

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Zen 

By: Catarnia Conti

 

24 June 2015I started meditation practice about 10 years when I was in the Greek islands for a holiday. The purpose of meditation is neither to make one blissfully detached nor to enable one to silently suffer a dehumanizing existence.  The purpose is to open up an inner space that allows one to be more fully human and engaged in all of the areas of one’s life and

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Margrethe Vestager, EU DG COMP Google antitrust

 Margrethe Vestager, European competition commissioner

 

 

23 June 2015 – Last week the European Commission sent a redacted version of its charge sheet against Google to more than six parties that complained that the Internet giant discriminated against them in ranking shopping searches.

The document, which runs to about 120 pages according to people who have received it, will eventually go out to the roughly 20 companies and organizations, including Microsoft, Yelp, and the consumer…

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CORRUPTION

By Guest Contributor:
 
Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.
Managing Director
eTERA Consulting Europe
 

30 May 2015 - The factual backdrop to this affair is well-known. FIFA, world football’s governing body has, for a number of years, been the subject of allegations of corruption.  Then, after a series of dawn raids on 27 May 2015, seven FIFA officials, of various nationalities, the most famous being Jack Warner, the…

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Big Data’s Big Impact In Financial Investigations

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by projectcounsel

Cash in suitcase

From law360.com

28 May 2015 - While the banking system is one of the main vehicles for moving dirty money, it is not the only one. Trade-based money laundering (TBML), the use of international trade to move value across borders in the form of goods or commodities and disguise the illicit origins of the criminal proceeds, remains a common way for money launderers to move billions in illicit “funds” across borders. Detecting trade-based money laundering poses a…

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In house or outsource

28 May 2015 - Despite the emergence of a wide array of outside vendors, the majority of law firms continue to handle e-discovery matters in-house and rank continued investment in e-discovery processes among their top priorities for the coming year, according to a survey released yesterday.

Seventy-one percent of firms say their e-discovery spending remains a medium or high priority, and 93 percent say the investment in e-discovery work has paid off with revenue that has…

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Learning about U.S. constitutional law with “Star Wars”

Posted on May 20th, 2015 by projectcounsel

Star Wars I am your father

 

20 May 2015 – In an upcoming paper for the Michigan Law Review, scholar Cass Sunstein draws on Star Wars to make a couple key points about how constitutional law evolves. He writes:

“Human beings often see coherence and planned design when neither exists. This is so in movies, literature, history, economics, and psychoanalysis—and constitutional law. Contrary to the repeated claims of George Lucas, its principal author, the Star Wars series was hardly planned in advance; it involved a great deal of improvisation

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Norton Rose logo

16 May 2015 - Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2015 Litigation Trends Annual Survey … its largest so far, with 803 participants working for companies headquartered in 26 countries worldwide … was released this past Thursday (link below).

For the e-discovery ecosystem, it is chock-a-block with interesting stats. More than half of general counsels say that they are now using technology-assisted review in conducting discovery with most of them clustered in the life sciences and healthcare…

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At EMC World it’s …. data lakes!!!!

Posted on May 4th, 2015 by projectcounsel

EMC World 2015

4 May 2015 – We are here in Las Vegas at EMC World (running from May 4th to May 7th) and already we are brain dead from the familiar industry buzzwords — big data, cloud, the Internet of Things and plenty more. But for data scientists, the term to track is enterprise data lakes, which may ultimately feed information to predictive analytics applications.

EMC has built a federated company network (spanning EMC,…

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Facebook shadows

 

 

 

31 March 2015 – Having just come back from the Max Schrems case in Luxembourg (which was admirably covered by our eTERA Europe colleague, Gregory Bufithis) we were awash in the claims of Facebook committing multiple breaches of European data protection laws. Much of it was due to the infamous Facebook “Like” button which collects details about users’ browsing habits.

So today’s story in The Guardian comes as no surprise:…

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