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Adoption of applications powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is skyrocketing. Customer service, operations, and internal company initiatives leveraging AI are prevalent in our lives today. Voice-enabled smart assistants, bot-enabled customer service, autonomous vehicles and machines, and much more. Join us on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm as we organize a panel of in-house and outside counsel working on these issues to learn more about some of these AI applications, how…
Originally published in HealthCareInfoSecurity.com Avoiding Critical Security Risk Analysis Mistakes: Adam Greene Offers Insights on HIPAA Risk Assessments Healthcare organizations and their business associates must be careful to avoid making mistakes with their HIPAA security risk analysis in case they ever undergo a compliance review or breach investigation by federal regulators, says privacy attorney Adam Greene. “What I see a lot of – and it’s both sad and frustrating – is that a covered entity…
On Demand Webinar ǀ Annual Review – Cybersecurity: Fundamentals of Privacy Law in 2018 This CLE will give general practitioners, litigators, corporate counsel, and transactional attorneys a fundamental understanding about how privacy connects and works with other practice areas, as well as the basics of the security of personal information and regulatory enforcement. Panelists will discuss where to start when your client asks the privacy law question, recognize when privacy impacts a transaction, understand what…
The American Health Lawyers Association presents their annual Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute in San Antonio, TX from February 4-6, 2019. The Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute will focus on legal challenges faced by physicians and their counsel, the legal challenges faced by hospitals and health systems and their counsel, and the legal issues of interest to both segments of the health care delivery system. Topic areas covered at this program include physician arrangements, compliance,…
On January 10, 2019, the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine hosted Bud Gould and his children to discuss the history and legacy of one of the most iconic Northwest family-owned restaurant chains, Anthony’s Home Port and the Anthony’s restaurants. The discussion was part of the Family Business Legacy Series, hosted by Davis Wright Tremaine and co-sponsored by Moss Adams, the Pacific Family Business Institute and Cascadia Capital. Bud Gould told the listening audience of…
Learn about modern hacking investigations in light of Blockchain and AI technology and more at the RSA Conference, March 4-8, 2019 in San Francisco. Data security is only part of the challenge. Recently, complex cyber crimes have resulted in public indictments and convictions for state-sponsored and criminal hackers. Increasingly, those investigations have touched upon Blockchain and AI technologies. Join veterans of the online cyber wars, including DWT’s Chris Ott to discuss how Blockchain and AI…
Yesterday, by refusing to hear an appeal from Exxon Mobil (see docket), the U.S. Supreme Court declined to protect the oil giant from handing over decades of climate change-related documents to the Massachusetts Attorney General. Back in 2015, InsideClimate News and the L.A. Times each ran multiple stories digging into Exxon’s knowledge of climate science and regulatory risk back to the 1970s. The Attorneys General of Massachusetts and New York soon thereafter launched…
On December 27, 2018, Thomson Reuters published a new Consumer Financial Services Law Report, which highlights significant caselaw and emerging trends. Their latest report features an article written by a few of our payments members: Bradford Hardin, Jonathan Engel, and Juliana Gerrick, titled “States Diverge from Federal Regulators on Disparate Impact.” To read the full article, click here.…
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently rejected a notice of termination of a large generator interconnection agreement (LGIA), despite finding that the interconnection customer had breached the terms of the agreement. The interconnection customer failed to make scheduled interim payments toward the estimated cost of interconnection facilities and network upgrades, as required under the LGIA. Duke Energy Florida, LLC, 165 FERC ¶ 61,230 (2018). In this rejection, the FERC explained that the transmission…
Continuing its push to develop a formal governance framework for artificial intelligence, the European Commission (EC) published draft ethical guidelines for AI in late December of 2018.  Developed by the EC’s so-called “High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence,” the draft proposes ethical guidelines for the development and use of AI systems and technology. The release of these guidelines stems directly from the EC’s AI Declaration in 2018, in which the EC committed to develop a…