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Georgia House of Representatives Proposes Bill to Regulate Drone Use

By Felicia (Feiran) Chen – Edited by Colette Ghazarian

A number of Georgia state legislators have proposed a bill to regulate the use of unmanned aircraft. If passed, the new law would impose criminal penalties for the capturing of images using drones under certain circumstances.

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Financial Information of Florida Contractors – A Trade Secret?

By Evan Tallmadge – Edited by Stacy Ruegilin

Florida passed two bills expanding the definition of trade secrets to include financial information at the behest of private companies who bid on public projects for the ability to collect revenue for a set period. Opponents warn that this is overly broad definition threatens long term harm to the state.

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Posted On Mar - 28 - 2016 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Yiran Zhang – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

Senators Introduce a Bill which Requires Social Media Companies to Report Terrorist Activity

New EU Copyright Rules Left Possibility for Google Tax

COP21 Reached an “Ambitious and Balanced” Deal on Climate Change

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Posted On Dec - 16 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Senate passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

By Frederick Ding — Edited by Yunnan Jiang

On October 27, 2015, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which enables companies to share cyber threat indicators with each other and the federal government, and immunizes them from liability for sharing under the act. Tech companies and journalists have vocally expressed opposition to the act, which may enable companies to share users’ personal information.

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Posted On Nov - 18 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Senators push bill protecting interstate trade secrets amidst concerns over trolling

By Bhargav Srinivasan – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

The Senate Judiciary Committee is deliberating a bill to provide US companies with extra legal protections for trade secrets for products or services used in interstate commerce. However, some legal scholars believe the bill creates strong potential for companies to engage in “trade secret trolling” by falsely accusing rivals of stealing trade secrets in order to stall their business. The ensuing debate now weighs the intent of the bill with the potential for legal bullying.

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Posted On Nov - 18 - 2015 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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