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The DEA Spent Five Years Secretly Collecting Bulk Surveillance Data – Was it Legal?
Author Web Editor/ NC Journal of Law & Technology A new report released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) details a previously secret surveillance operation conducted by the DEA from 2008 to 2013. The program, which “took steps
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ODR hearings: HMCTS approach under fire from US example and UK investigation
Author Roger Smith/Law, Technology and Access to Justice: The public acceptability of ODR hearings has been questioned by an unlikely and – for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service – rather unfortunate combination. First came an exemplary -and rather exposing
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LawNext Episode 33: AJ Shankar, Founder and CEO of Everlaw
Author Bob Ambrogi/LawSites:  Everlaw is an e-discovery company that has attracted the interest of some big-name Silicon Valley venture capital firms, raising nearly $35 million in the last three years. It was the first legal technology company to receive an
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Children and Internet Addiction: Who is Liable for Damage Caused by Excessive Screen Time?
Author Web Editor/ NC Journal of Law & Technology Adults who smoke have been compensated for negative health effects of smoking, when the side effects of smoking were not fully and properly explained.  An adult who doesn’t follow a safety
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FEMA Data Leak Brings Whole New Area of Privacy Concerns to Light
Author Web Editor/ NC Journal of Law & Technology News broke last week that that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) provided the personal information of 2.3 million natural disaster survivors to a contractor working for the agency’s Transitional Sheltering
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Corngate Continues: MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch for Trademark Dilution
Author Web Editor/ NC Journal of Law & Technology The Patriots and the Rams weren’t the only ones going butting heads this past Super Bowl. As many of us have likely seen through one medium or another, back in February
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Facebook Announces the Use of AI to Detect and Prevent “Revenge Porn”
Author Web Editor/ NC Journal of Law & Technology Facebook recently announced the use of new technology to prevent the sharing of non-consensual intimate images, most commonly referred to as “revenge porn.” Facebook will now use “machine learning and artificial
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The “Mob” and Its Opposition to the European Union’s Copyright Directive
Author Web Editor/ NC Journal of Law & Technology It has been 18 years since the European Union (EU) developed an EU-wide copyright law platform. Following implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, EU lawmakers began working
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Mandatory Kindergarten Computer Science Education
Author Web Editor/ NC Journal of Law & Technology On February 28, 2019, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 267 which requires the state’s Board of Education to adopt and fund a policy describing the computer science instruction
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Three-Dimensional Location Data for Emergency Calls Raises Privacy Concerns
Author Web Editor/ NC Journal of Law & Technology On March 15 the FCC voted to advance a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”) that would require wireless carriers to provide more accurate location data for emergency calls. Under the
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Wyoming is Open for Your Blockchain Business
Author Web Editor/ NC Journal of Law & Technology Once I told a friend that Wyoming was a place in the United States where innovative laws and legal practices were implemented and eventually accepted by the entire country. He thought
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New Advancements in “Safe” Nuclear Reactors
Author Web Editor/ NC Journal of Law & Technology New nuclear technologies such as Small Modular Reactors, advanced fission, and nuclear fusion are currently being developed to make nuclear energy safer and more efficient. The engineers of these technologies along
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