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Racial Misconceptions and Generalizations in Medicine

Personalized Medicine: the belief that diagnostic testing of a single patient, combined with his or her medical history, will yield targeted treatment options and better overall healthcare. This healthcare movement takes center stage in cancer treatment, where cutting edge research on genetics, immunology, and biotechnology are brought in to tackle one of the most devastating

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Salvatore Ferragamo Is Battling Counterfeits with Microchip Technology

Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo has been vocal about its commitment to preventing the sale of counterfeit versions of its products. Chairman Ferruccio Ferragamo explained that such efforts served “both to protect our intellectual property rights and to defend our customers.” In recent years, the brand has partnered with the Chinese government to stop the

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Hulk Hogan, $140 Million Dollars, and the Growing Importance of Privacy Rights to Juries

Terry Bollea, also known as Hulk Hogan, recently won one of the biggest wrestling matches of his career last week when he walked away from a trial against entertainment news website Gawker $140 million dollars richer.  Just two weeks ago a Florida jury awarded Hogan $115 million and another $25 million in punitive damages determining

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Dyeing With Digital Direction

The old adage that the law is one step behind the times, certainly applies to the technology field.  Technology normally stays one step ahead of the legal concepts and governing rules that are attached to it.  There is no exception to the intersection of estate law and technology, specifically as it relates to the digital

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Yes, Law Enforcement Will Misuse Data if Allowed

Privacy is a touchy issue in the 21st century. At no other time in history has the capacity for mass gathering and storing of personal data by corporations and governments been possible at the scale seen today. As rapid technological advances continue to shape the way society views data collection, issues of privacy often come

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Encryption Battle Brewing

The legal controversy between Apple and the FBI has certainly cooled off in light of the recent revelation that the government was able to bypass Apple’s built-in security measures and unilaterally gain access to encrypted cell phone data related to the San Bernardino terrorist attack late last year. However, the debate over individual privacy and

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Facial Recognition Technology: Is it Legal?

The State of Illinois passed the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) which regulates the use of “biometric identifiers” or “biometric information” by private entities. A private entity may not obtain a person’s biometric identifier or information without first informing the subject that it is being collected or stored, informing the subject of the purpose