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Oct
22

There is the perception that AI-enabled robots will become a primary fixture in future workplaces. Companies like Amazon have already embraced robots as part of their daily warehouse operations. Today, however, robots are present at only 1.3% of firms. As such, there is still a great deal of uncertainty over what regulations and liability could

Oct
19

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an advisory last week that addresses the “sanctions risks associated with ransomware payments.” (OFAC administers and enforces economic sanctions programs primarily against countries and groups of individuals, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers) However, this advisory functions like a flat tire for a car with

Oct
15

There is growing academic, regulatory, and legislative interest in “dark patterns”—digital design practices that influence user behavior in ways that may not align with users’ interests. For instance, websites may present information in ways that influence user decisions, or use design elements that make it easier for users to engage in one behavior (e.g., purchasing

Oct
15

An initial policy concern from rapid automation was that if robots continue to substitute for human workers, then a fiscal policy crisis may result as tax revenues decline during a period of rapid automation. That first problem arises because the tax system has been intentionally designed not to tax capital assets, such as robots, or

Oct
12

In a typical auto accident involving two (or more) cars, who bears the costs of the accident rests on the tort law doctrine of negligence. A negligent driver is one who created risk by driving and did not deal reasonably with that risk. For that negligent driver to be held liable, someone or something must

Oct
11

Apple is no stranger to controversy seeing as it has been at the center of countless disputes including ones over anti-competition practices, patents, employee working conditions, and many more over the years. So, what is the latest controversy Apple finds itself entrenched in? Accusations of monopolistic management of its mobile app store and unfair treatment

Oct
10

The influence of Amazon is so ubiquitous in modern society it’s hard to imagine life without it. As the world’s most popular e-commerce site, many of the products sold on Amazon are sourced by third-party sellers seeking to use Amazon’s website to reach a wider variety of consumers. Traditionally, strict products liability has been confined

Oct
08

In more than a few industries, the Covid-19 pandemic has served as the great accelerator. In some cases, the acceleration was evident when outdated practices had to be completely abandoned in the wake of new public safety measures. In others, it was visible through the hastened rise of a new sector within a certain business.

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