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Should my company self-certify under the EU–US privacy shield?

In the European Union, personal data may be collected only under strict conditions and for legitimate purposes. The United States, on the other hand, does not have an overarching federal law regulating the collection and transfer of personal data. For many years companies could rely upon the U.S.–EU Safe Harbor to lawfully make transatlantic data transfers and bridge the gap between the differing privacy frameworks.

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Is your company capturing the benefits of collaborative R&D?

A new report by the Industrial Research Institute in Washington, D.C. forecasts that global research and development (R&D) spending will increase by 3.5% in 2016 and reach nearly $2 trillion in value. About one quarter of the spend ($514 billion) will occur in the United States, with the remainder primarily in Asia and Europe.

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What every business needs to know about the Defend Trade Secrets Act

In light of the changes that come with the DTSA, it is a good time for all companies to revisit their employee and contractor policies to ensure they have appropriate whistleblower disclosures. This includes reviewing employment policies and contracts, consultant and independent contract agreements, severance agreements, non-competes, and non-disclosure agreements.

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Handicap-accessible websites: Ensure your website is ADA compliant

Almost all businesses are aware of the need to make their physical locations accessible by those with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, many companies are unaware of the importance of ensuring that another crucial aspect of their company complies with the ADA: client-facing websites.

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Cybersecurity insurance: Maximizing coverage to mitigate risk

By now most businesses understand that the question is not whether they will experience a data breach incident but when. Knowing how to mitigate the risks that flow from a breach is vital. In addition to implementing a program of administrative, technical, and physical control measures to identify and reduce the risk, cybersecurity insurance is a means of mitigating the financial risks to the business if those other control measures fail.

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 The Technology Law Team at Husch Blackwell addresses the unique challenges inherent in contracting and claims resolution processes involving the design, development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of complex information technology, telecommunications, and e-commerce solutions.

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