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FTC Announces Changes to Second Request Process

This year is on track for record-setting merger and acquisition filings in the U.S., with projections at around 3,500 by the close of the year. In recent years, filings have been on the rise, but were only approaching 2,000 annually so this increase is quite significant. Limited resources and time constraints have challenged federal agencies when reviewing merger proposals, especially when it becomes apparent that a Second Request is needed to address antitrust concerns.

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Understanding the Modernization of Law: Tools, Tech, and Tips

Recently, the phrase “modern law” seems to be floating around in the legal industry. But what does this mean and why should today’s practitioners care? From corporate counsel to law firms to contract attorneys, this term of art can carry several meanings. In a nutshell, modern law refers to the idea of taking a business centered approach to legal practice by embracing emerging technologies and new partnerships to increase efficiency and make smarter operational decisions.

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Singapore Makes Significant Changes to Data Privacy Legislation

Countries all over the globe have been changing their data privacy landscape to account for the information protection required in the digital age. Organizations are handling large amounts of personal data gathered from numerous sources. This will only increase as more apps, communication platforms, and websites deploying more targeted advertising emerge. To avoid mishandling of sensitive information and give consumers more control, privacy reform has been trending. Now Singapore has made the list, as major amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) passed in November 2020 and has completely refocused the country’s data privacy priorities.

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How to Handle Hyperlinks: Current and Future eDiscovery Practices

As digital habits change and the shift to virtual work continues to evolve in business, new eDiscovery challenges will inevitably emerge. For example, litigators commonly debate over the use AI technology in eDiscovery protocols. One party often alleges spoliation of electronically stored data when the other fails to produce relevant evidence.

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