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Southeast Asian Laws Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis South East Asian Laws Toolbox , the law toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the nations of South East Asia, excluding the Peoples’ Republic of China. You will find below the legal content and analysis that we have for several countries in this burgeoning...

ANZ-Pacifica Law Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis ANZ-Pacifica Law Toolbox, the law toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for Oceania: Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island Nations. You will find below the legal content and analysis that we have for several countries in this vast and beautiful...

Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) Laws Toolbox

B razil R ussia I ndia C hina Laws Toolbox Welcome to LexisNexis B.R.I.C.Laws toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the new emerging economic bloc composed of the nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China (the People’s Republic of China.) The BRIC nations...

Pennsylvania Lawsuit Claims Rental Firm Spies On Users

PITTSBURGH - (AP) A major furniture rental chain has software on its computers that lets it track the keystrokes, screenshots and even webcam images of customers while they use the devices at home, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Wyoming couple who said. . ...

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Just How Many Cyber Policies Are Floating Around Out There? (Not Nearly As Many As You Are Being Told)

Sometimes there are questions for which nobody knows the answer. And sometimes there are questions to which I know the answer but wish I didn’t – like how many Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies I ate last night. One question in the Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop category is how wide-spread are cyber...

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Computer Failure Cripples Immigration Courts Nationwide

"Computer glitches are bedeviling federal immigration courts in Georgia and across the nation, a problem that could delay deportation cases, keep people locked up longer and drive up taxpayer costs for their detention, said local immigration attorneys. At issue are problems afflicting the government’s...

Immigration Court Tech Crash Enters Second Month

"A massive computer crash at the nation’s immigration courts recently entered its second month, leaving many of the courts' systems frozen in time and making it difficult for those in deportation proceedings to get information on their cases. The technology failure is causing filings by...

EOIR Reports Progress on 'Catastrophic Hardware Failure'

"At midnight on April 12, 2014, the Executive Office for Immigration Review experienced a catastrophic hardware failure that rendered inaccessible many of its applications. Immediately after identifying the problem, our staff began around-the-clock efforts to recover the hardware. We soon began...

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State Department Visa/Passport Computer Crash Update: July 31, 2014

Information Regarding Ongoing Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) Performance Issues and Steps Taken "The Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) is still performing below its normal operational capacity. However, to give you an idea of the progress we have made, from the start of the operational...

Farm Bureau Data Privacy Poll Produces Some Interesting Results

The American Farm Bureau Federation (Farm Bureau) recently polled over 2500 farmers about their concerns with data privacy and technology. Over 1000 of those surveyed indicated that they already use “precision technologies” on their farm, including data analysis tools operated by off-farm...

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Big Data on the Farm: Presentation to Indiana Farm Bureau

My January 20, 2015 presentation to Indiana Farm Bureau's District Meeting can be found by clicking on the following link: Big Data on the Farm Don't forget to also check out American Farm Bureau Federation's Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data . Read more at Janzen...

USCIS: Marooned on ELIS Island?

"If there’s one thing politicians of all stripes can agree on, it’s this: The immigration system is broken. What’s less obvious is the extent to which that’s physically true. An online system that was supposed to automate the processing of green cards and other immigration...

Does Your Lease Address Big Data?

I've drafted and reviewed dozens of farmland leases over the years, but I yet to see a lease that addresses the issues associated with ownership and transfer of farm data. As farmers embrace new data storage and analytic tools, it’s time to modernize the traditional farm lease to address farm...

Big Data in Farm Leases: When the Landlord Wants Control

In my previous post, I discussed some ideas for drafting a lease to make sure that the tenant owns the farm data created during the lease. Another scenario arises when the landlord wants control of the farm data generated by the tenant. This might be the case where the landlord makes land management...

Big Data in Farm Leases: When Landlord and Tenant Both Want the Data

In my last two posts, I discussed what provisions one might add to a farm lease when either the landlord or the tenant wants ownership of farm data generated during the lease. Another scenario arises when the landlord and tenant both want equal access to the farm data. In this situation, the lease should...

Are Cyber Attacks An Act of "War" Within The Meaning of Liability Policies?

By Douglas M. Palais , Attorney, Vandeventer Black LLP This question cannot be answered definitively at this time, but should be considered carefully by all insurance professionals. Typical CGL policies exclude acts of terrorism and acts of war. In the past, it was relatively easy to define "war"...