GDPR Food for Thought: Privacy Shield


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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October 9, 2018 Deadline: Request an Exclusion from Increased Tariffs on the First $34 Billion of Chinese Goods


The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has published the procedures for an importer to request an exclusion from the first round of increased tariffs on Chinese goods, available here.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Data Controllers and Data Processors


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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California’s Consumer Privacy Act – The Beginning of a National Data Privacy Law?


California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act on June 28, 2018.
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Forced Public Sector Union Fees: What Will Unions And Employers Do Next?


As was widely expected, the United States Supreme Court has held that mandatory agency fees for public sector employees are an unlawful violation of individuals’ free speech rights under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Data Mapping


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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The 25% Tariff on Chinese Products is Here


As instructed by President Trump, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has just ordered a 25% ad valorem (according to the value of the article) tariff increase on hundreds of products coming from China.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Privacy Policies


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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The BEA-120 Mandatory Survey of Intellectual Property and Professional Services: June 29th Deadline for U.S Entities That Sold, Purchased or Licensed IP or Professional Services Abroad During 2017


For a U.S. person or business that sold to, or bought from, a foreign business or person $500 or more in certain services or intellectual property (“IP”) during the U.S. entity’s fiscal year ending in 2017, June 29, 2018 is the general filing deadline for submitting to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”), a mandatory economics survey (Form BE-120).
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Recent SBA OHA Ruling Could Heat Up M&A Marketplace for Small Business Government Contractors


Earlier this year, the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) ruled that recertification by a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (“SDVOSB”) following its acquisition by a large company did not make that SDVOSB ineligible for future task orders set aside for SDVOSBs under a multiple award contract.
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