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Revisiting regulatory hurdles to broadband expansion

In January 2015, we highlighted two cases pending before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) with potentially significant implications for broadband expansion in the state. Since that time, recent decisions in both cases have contributed to the evolving regulatory landscape for broadband expansion in Wisconsin, and the potential costs and risks to broadband providers.

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What U.S. companies need to know about the evolving EU privacy rules

For the past 20 years, when U.S. companies needed to share employee information, collect consumer data, target advertisements, or complete e-commerce transactions, they were able to avoid strict penalties and cumbersome data transfer rules required by the European Union (EU) Data Privacy Directive (the Directive). Now, both U.S. companies and EU citizens are in limbo about what is happening with their data.

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Bug bounty programs: Hacking for good or evil?

Obtaining cyber insurance, hiring trusted staff to ensure the safety of your information technology (IT) infrastructure, and adopting cutting edge security measures are just a few of the preemptive steps essential to preventing data breaches today. But even after these steps are taken, your company may still be vulnerable.

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A revised UFADAA keeps the PEAC(e)

After the drafting of two distinct statutes and more than a year of subsequent comment and stakeholder negotiation, a revised proposal from the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) is closer than ever to securing widespread support in establishing a statute governing third-party fiduciaries’ access rights to “digital assets.” The Revised Uniform Access to Digital Assets Act (RUFADAA) would govern fiduciaries’ ability to disclose the digital assets of trust settlors and deceased and incapacitated persons.

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What does the Cybersecurity Act mean for your business?

According to a 2013 study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, cybercrime costs the United States an estimated $100 billion per year. Businesses and the government clearly have an interest in curbing those losses. On Oct. 27, the U.S. Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754). While it still must be reconciled with the House version, and then signed into law by the president, the bill seems likely to be enacted into law sometime in early 2016.

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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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