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The (E)Discovery of Things:Privacy in Internet-Connected Devices

The Internet of Things has created discoverable data repositories not only out of cell phones but many other household items.  Smart watches calculate our steps and heart rates, and can contradict a claim of disability or injury.  Smart home devices … Read More

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FEDERAL JUDGE ALLOWS DACA RENEWALS TO RESUME…FOR NOW

On January 13, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) posted instructions for DACA applicants to resume filing applications. Following Judge Alsup’s federal court order, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was … Read More

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EL JUEZ FEDERAL PERMITE QUE LAS RENOVACIONES DE DACA SE REANUDEN … PARA AHORA

El 13 de enero de 2018, el US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) publicó instrucciones para los solicitantes de DACA. Debido a una orden del juez federal Alsup, USCIS ha anunciado que la política de DACA operará en los términos … Read More

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White House will ask Supreme Court’s review on DACA program before appeals court

On January 16, 2018, the US Department of Justice appealed before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alsup’s federal court order blocking the government from ending the DACA program. On the same date, the Department of Justice said that, … Read More

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Italy passed a 3% ‘web tax’

On December 2017, Italy passed a 3% tax on certain internet transactions concerning services through electronic means. The 3% tax will be calculated on the value of the transaction (VAT excluded), notwithstanding where the transaction is executed. Services provided through electronic means include … Read More

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H-1B specialty occupation

There are many complex nuances to the H-1B, but the basics are as follows.  The H-1B is for those working in a “specialty occupation” for a U.S. company.  Generally, the position must require a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, and … Read More

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Requirements for an L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager

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Federal court vacates DHS’s “Delay Rule” on immigration parole status for certain entrepreneurs

On December 1, 2017, a D.C. District Court vacated the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to delay the implementation of an Obama-era immigration rule, the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), 82 Fed. Reg. 5,238 (Jan. 17, 2017). In order to increase … Read More

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New Connecticut Uniform LLC Act entered into force

On July 1, 2017, the new Connecticut Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (LLC Act) entered into force. The LLC Act changed the laws governing limited liability companies (LLCs). It applies to domestic and foreign LLCs. Among its major provisions, the … Read More

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Make no mistake: in May 2018 the GDPR is immediately applicable and failure to meet its requirements can result in heavy sanctions

We have been reading some commentaries to the effect that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) needs to be transposed with special legislation adopted in the several EU member states. That there will be legislation is true, but the statement … Read More

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