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Drones, a generic term for unmanned aircraft, have been utilized in military applications for decades. More recently, however, advances in drone technology and construction have made the devices more accessible. These advances and increased accessibility have allowed more commercial and industrial applications to take off. For example, certain retailers are considering ways to efficiently use drones to make residential deliveries, and drones can help developers plan and manage construction projects and monitor progress. Drones as…
Tanya Forsheit is one of the nation’s top privacy and data security lawyers, a reputation she’s amassed over twenty years. This success derives from her experience handling high-profile cases and, more uniquely, blogging. Forsheit balances her time as the Chair of  Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz‘s Privacy & Data Security Group as well as an author at Focus on the Data. She added more to her plate this week, joining This Week in…
For at least 15 years the government has encouraged business organizations to voluntary disclosure conduct that violates the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In more recent years, in 2012 the government sought in the FCPA Guidance to entice business organizations to voluntarily disclose by, among other things, highlighting six “anonymized examples of matters DOJ and SEC have declined to pursue” where a common thread was voluntary disclosure. In April 2016, it was the DOJ’s pilot program,…
September 17 marks Constitution Day, a day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution—undoubtedly the most influential document in American history—in 1787. In order to celebrate, IAALS is looking back on a series of perspectives we published in 2016, authored by members of our O’Connor Advisory Committee. Comprised of leaders across our government, judiciary, and legal profession, the group of authors share their wisdom and experience, grounded in a belief that an independent…
We hit the double digits this week when adding new publications to LexBlog’s Network. Spearheaded mainly by Wisconsin, seven blogs join the WisLawNOW portal—you can learn more about portals here. We’ve got nearly every topic covered with this bunch, from family law to fraud recovery to strategic marketing. Catering to creative professionals, entrepreneurs and companies, Brian J. Murphy has experience with everything from copyright and trademark incidents to product placement in the media. He…
Law 2020-935 of 30 July 2020 and decree n°2020-1103 of 1st September2020 In order to help the sectors most weakened by the Covid-19 crisis, the Government has modified several rules relating to social contributions. 1- Granting of a partial exemption of employer’s contributions due for the period of 1st February to 31 May 2020 for companies with less than 250 employees who carry out their main activity either (art. 65, law 2020-935 of July