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Sep
26

We all know that social media platforms like Facebook gather data (and metadata) about us while we absent-mindedly scroll-click-scroll, but do we really know how much data those companies collect and the significance of that stockpile? A quick look at Facebook’s data policy will show you that Facebook collects virtually everything about you, from the

Sep
22

Mark Twain was not wrong when he said that nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes, but shouldn’t Uncle Sam properly define who should be taxed before he comes to collect? This is the issue Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) companies are facing when the IRS issued a memorandum declaring an excise tax

Sep
17

Picture this potentially familiar scenario: you’re at your neighborhood bar in California and you realize that you’ve probably had one too many drinks to drive home. You’re looking down at your phone thinking, “Who should I call to come pick me up?” Well, depending on upcoming oral arguments in the California Court of Appeals, the

Apr
03

            Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act provides immunity from liability for providers and users of an “interactive computer service” who publish information provided by third-party users. District courts have been split on whether e-commerce sites such as Amazon are considered sellers. A seller designation determines if those sites are shielded from liability under Section

Mar
23

Effective March 15, 2020, HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar waived certain penalties and sanctions under the HIPAA Privacy Rule against hospitals in its March 2020 COVID-19 and HIPAA Bulletin. These waivers followed the Secretary’s declaration of a public health emergency on January 31, 2020 and President Donald J. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency due

Mar
06

One of the key factors hindering widespread development of renewable energy is inconsistency. The sun is not always shining, and the wind cannot be timed to blow at peak energy demands. The bridge to expanding the use of renewable energy lies in storage, specifically battery storage. However, there have been issues in the development of batteries.

Mar
06

The spread of COVID-19 will almost certainly have negative impacts on the United States and world economy. It will likely also test the bounds of state and federal quarantine and inspection laws, and the government’s authority to respond to public health disasters. What do we know about the government’s authority to respond to epidemics and threats

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