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Apple Refutes Source Code Claim

Last month, as FBI v. Apple news continued to lead headlines, an accusation arose: that while the company refused to respond to U.S. requests for private data access, it had willingly handed over its source code to China’s government for business reasons.

In response, according to a Reuters report, Apple’s general counsel, Bruce Sewell, stated […]

Google Faces New Antitrust Claim in EU

The Internet search giant Google recently made headlines, this time over another antitrust allegation levied by the European Commission.

In 2015, the European Commission issued a Statement of Objections to Google that alleged the company’s systematic favoring of its own comparison-shopping product within its general search results pages. The announcement also noted the Commission’s launch […]

Patent Troll Crunches into Apple

Siri, how much did Apple agree to pay Marathon Patent Group, Inc. over your voice-system technology? 24.9 million. According to documents recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple has agreed to settle with the patent troll. In turn, Marathon Patent Group will split the money with the original patent provider, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute […]

The High Price of PACER

In April 2015, LLM, Inc. posted about the crusade to improve public access to the Court Electronic Records (PACER) system, which critics felt had numerous challenges and shortcomings. This year, another call for a change of PACER. Three national nonprofit organizations — the Alliance for Justice, the National Veterans Legal Services Program and the National […]

New European Trade Secrets Law: Bad for Whistleblowers?

On the heels of last week’s post on the latest chapter in the VW scandal, in which a former employee is suing the company for wrongful termination and violation of Michigan whistleblower law, we bring you news from Europe, where whistleblowers may be considered criminals in the future if a bill is passed.

As reported […]

WP29: Privacy Shield Not Strong Enough Yet

As the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield news was popping this past February, LLM, Inc. released a white paper on recommended best practices and the future of transatlantic data privacy and transfer policies: After Safe Harbor: Navigating Unknown Data Privacy Waters. Article 29 Working Party (WP29) and the European Parliament revealed the latest developments in this ongoing […]

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