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The Future of Blockchain and eDiscovery: What Should the Legal Industry Expect?

With new technologies frequently surfacing during an eDiscovery review, it is time for legal departments to take a deeper dive into blockchain so they can be prepared for what is to come. Legal professionals are aware of what blockchain is and may even use this technology for some business functions like smart contracts or payment for services via cryptocurrency. However, blockchain is still evolving and there are many unknowns about how this technology operates and what role it will play in both the legal industry and general business.

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Key Considerations When Creating Data Privacy Policies

Data privacy is an ongoing hot topic. Since the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) became effective in 2018, many nations have followed suit and passed or proposed laws providing consumers with more control over their data.

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State Biometric Laws are Trending and Class Actions Could be on the Rise

By now, most people have undoubtedly heard of biometric-based technology and probably use it every day. Some examples are facial recognition for used for cell security, and voice recognition, like activating a home smart device. Behavioral characteristics can also be considered biometric data – like a person’s handwriting or keystrokes.

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Current Trends in European Competition Law Spark Proposal of New Tool

Globally, competition regulators have increased their attention to digital companies since big tech firms and dual platforms have the capabilities to gain disproportional advantages. Competition and antitrust laws aim to protect the integrity of competition in a particular market by creating and enforcing regulations geared towards anti-competitive behavior.

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