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17 April 2014 - In an era of big data, companies need more control over the precious bytes of information that are proliferating across consumers’ devices. And ensuring that information is deleted is just as important as saving it.

That appears to be the conclusion reached this week when shareholders of a UK company that repairs and refurbishes electronics voted to buy one that sells data deletion software. Regenersis was approving the…

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Antitrust enforcement


11 April 2014 - The White House, Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice issued a joint policy statement reassuring companies that legitimate sharing of cybersecurity and cyberattack information would not raise any antitrust concerns. Announcing the policy document at a press conference yesterday, U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole said that information-sharing is “critical” in helping to mitigate and respond to cyberthreats, which he described as growing in both number and in level of sophistication.…

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IoT bad news

Gregory P. Bufithis

Chairman, The Project Counsel Group

7 April 2014 – Ok, a slightly misleading title. Attorneys have not (yet) expected their clients’ refrigerators to provide the pivotal evidence against them in a high-stakes criminal or civil case. But with such everyday devices now tracking personal data, attorneys say that the reality of an appliance looming large in a trial isn’t far off.


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EU cybersecurity strategy

 Catarina Conti / Eric De Grasse

14 March 2014 –  Yesterday the European Parliament backed a plan to force critical infrastructure companies to conduct risk assessments and divulge security breaches, but it removed a contentious provision that would have subjected “Internet enablers” such as Google and Facebook to the proposed directive.

In a 521-22 vote, with 25 abstentions, the Parliament approved a narrowed version of the directive on network and…

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EU, APEC officials unveil tool to marry privacy principles

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by projectcounsel

EU data privacy pix of woman


7 March 2014 - Data protection regulators from the European Union and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation on Thursday stepped up efforts to find common ground on vastly different privacy regimes, releasing a tool to help companies reconcile principles in the regions and an agreement to boost enforcement cooperation between the U.S. and U.K.

During the International Association of Privacy Professionals annual summit in Washington, D.C., representatives from APEC and the EU’s Article 29 Working…

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The Blackphone: compliance and e-discovery nightmare for employers?

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by projectcounsel


MWC2014 blackphone

Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.

6 March 2014 – As I noted in a post from my coverage of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the Blackphone launched in Barcelona last week amid very intense interest. Their booth was perfectly positioned between Hall 3 and Hall 4, a corner spot, the first booth you would see going to the center food courts and the formal session rooms and meeting lounges. The crowds spilled…

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FINALLY!! A technology that makes S.E.C. filings readable. By humans.

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by projectcounsel

SEC filings


21 February 2014 - Maris Jensen just made SEC filings readable. By humans. The motivation:

” … despite hundreds of millions invested in rounds of contracted EDGAR modernization efforts and interactive data false starts, the SEC’s EDGAR has remained almost untouched. In 2014, the SEC is quite literally doing less with SEC filings than their predecessors had planned for 1984.

Data tagging is the red-headed stepchild of the Commission —

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Call for Papers: MIT Sloan Management Review

Posted on February 16th, 2014 by projectcounsel


MIT Sloan Management Review


Does your research have important implications for business executives? If so, MIT Sloan Management Review invites you to submit an article.  MIT Sloan Management Review leads the discourse among academic researchers, business executives and other influential thought leaders about advances in management practice. In pursuit of our mission, we seek manuscript submissions within a wide range of management disciplines that offer new research and insights about the most important and transformative management topics (today…

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Wearable tech


By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. / Founder and CEO

(with assistance from Sandi Bachom, Catarina Conti and Angela Gambetta – our LTNY2014 Team)


13 February 2014 – As I noted in my Davos posts, Fitbits were simply all over the World Economic Forum. At the The New Digital Context session … which led off Davos this year … Marc Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce.com, had a…

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Google logo with euros

 By: Catarina Conti

11 February 2014 - There is a piece in The Lawyer noting that Google’s long-standing competition adviser Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton “has helped the search giant avoid a fine of up to £3bn from the EU’s Competition Commission”. The European Commission announced last week its agreement with Google to close a three-year anti-trust probe into whether Google had abused its position in the European search market. It is pretty…

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