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Australia Proposes New Encryption Legislation

In August 2018, the Government of Australia unveiled a new proposed bill that would grant the county’s national security and law enforcement agencies additional powers when confronting encrypted communications and devices. The text of the draft Telecommunications and Other Legislation … Continue reading

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Katherine E. Perrelli to Speak on Massachusetts’ Non-Compete Agreement Legislation for Boston Bar Association

“Non-Compete Agreements in MA: What You Need to Know Now” 9/12/2018 Boston Bar Association 16 Beacon Street Boston, MA 4:30-6:30 p.m. Eastern Litigation Department chair Katherine E. Perrelli will be a panelist at the Boston Bar Association’s 10th Annual Trade … Continue reading

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California Legislation – Women on Public Boards

The California legislature recently passed a bill that would require public companies whose principal place of business is in California (as indicated in their Form 10-K) to have at least 1 woman on its Board of Directors by the end … Continue reading

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The State of Smart Contract Legislation

Recently, several states have passed legislation allowing the use of smart contracts and blockchain technology in various commercial contexts. A “smart contract” is commonly defined in such legislation as an event-driven program or computerized transaction protocol that runs on a … Continue reading

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Big data analytics and autonomous vessels – when will legislation catch up?

In a survey conducted by Reed Smith in the first half of 2018, industry participants predicted that big data analytics will be one of the most significant drivers of change in the shipping industry over the next five years. In … Continue reading

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