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Health Information Privacy: An Evolving Minefield

Over 80 countries have regional or federal laws governing the privacy and use of personal, health, and health care information. Some of these laws are dedicated to health  information only: for instance, the United States has the Health Insurance Portability and

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Malta Stock Exchange Encourages Accessibility

Malta, strategically located in the Mediterranean and with ties to mainland Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, is recognized as an international financial services hub. (See, e.g., MaltaEnterprise.)  This February 2016 the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) implemented “Prospects” –

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Restrictive Covenants: What Terms Will Your Court Enforce?

Employers often rely upon restrictive covenants, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, and confidentiality clauses in employment contracts (collectively “restrictive covenants”) to protect their confidential business information and hard-earned client information. A common mistake made by employers is to use “off the

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Office Romance: Avoid Company Liability

Surveys reveal that 37% of United States employees have dated a co-worker, and 24% of these relationships involved a superior. With U.S. employees aged 25-54 spending an average of 8.9 hours per day at work, it is inevitable that office

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Cybersecurity And Banking

Cybersecurity has become banking regulators’ number one priority. Financial institutions have in their possession not only customer funds but important confidential customer information.  Starting with the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act in 2002, the U.S. government has imposed on financial institutions an

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How To Keep $10 Million

Suppose you win the lottery – a dream come true. How do you receive the money and set up your life so that you do not become a character in a movie about lottery-winners-gone-bad? One Ally Law member firm helped

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Who Owns The Copyright To A Photograph?

Copyright laws and the vigor of their enforcement vary greatly from country to country. If you publish a photograph online, potentially distributed to thousands of persons around the world, do you own the rights to that photo?  Is it yours

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New Framework For Transatlantic Data Flows

Earlier we told you about the October 2015 ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) abrogating the Safe Harbor framework for the transmission of personal data from the EU to the United States and other countries implementing the Safe

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Australia Implements Company Registration Changes

Effective 1 July 2016 the Australian Federal Treasury will make the Australian Business Number (ABN) the single numerical identifier for companies registered under the Corporations Act 2001. Under the current scheme, businesses receive multiple identifiers for use with different agencies

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