Consumers, Brands, and Algorithms_ Emerging AI Technologies and IP Law Challenges

AI technologies have been on the rise in recent years with their potential applications in all kinds of industries, including IP law. Although many IP registers are in the early stages of adopting AI solutions, they continue to invest a considerable amount of resources in developing, testing and implementing AI-based examination tools. AI technologies are … Read more

Editorial: Court ruling gives public schools incentive to improve Opinion

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued its decision on the Hope scholarship program. It’s a victory for advocates of private schools and homeschooling. It’s a setback for public schools, but within that setback is a challenge that may work for the best in the long run. The decision itself isn’t new. The … Read more

Banning books – a special report | Few bans, plenty of debate over reading article in Pa. schools | News

HARRISBURG, Pa. Concerns about books perceived as explicit circulating in school libraries and classrooms — and allegations that the issue is politically manufactured and a pathway to censorship — saw heightened interest in Pennsylvania, from school board conference rooms to the state Capitol. A detailed analysis about book bans enacted across the country in 2021-22 … Read more

Big Tech: The impacts of their entry and expansion in retail financial services

As multinational technology companies increase their presence within traditional financial markets, regulators have been forced to analyze the economic incentives driving entry in these areas and the potential impacts of increased competition and innovation. In the FCA’s latest discussion paper, ‘Big Tech’ firms are described as “large digital companies with established platforms and extensive established … Read more

Big Tech and Financial Services: the FCA Sets the Scene for Future Regulation

The potential competition impact of Big Tech firms on retail financial services is the subject of last month’s FCA discussion paper. Big Tech firms can bring benefits to retail financial services consumers both through competition and innovation, but rapid gains in market share could also be harmful both to competition and consumer outcomes. The discussion … Read more

Prison policy opens access for inaccurate to get college education | Illinois

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Department of Corrections introduced the Comprehensive College Education in Prison Policy, which focuses on post-secondary education for the incarcerated. According to Illinois Justice Project Program Director Ahmadou Dramé, the program outlines how Illinois prisons will categorize different educational opportunities and emphasizes accredited education programs. It also codifies policies that … Read more

New technologies in customer due diligence and transaction monitoring allowed according to Dutch Appeals Tribunal

The open standards in the Dutch Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act (We ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme“Dutch AML Act”) can lead to robust discussions. Authorities, such as the Dutch Central Bank (“DNB”), do not always consider the various possibilities (more particularly by using new technology) in which those open … Read more

Discrimination in higher education cannot be justified

The US Supreme Court recently heard arguments from Harvard and the University of North Carolina about using race and ethnicity in admissions policies. Project 21, the Black Leadership Network of which I am a member, submitted an amicus brief in the Harvard case. Justice Samuel Alito asked some pointed and probing questions to the UNC … Read more

‘Lessons Learned’ in Data Regulation: A first look at India’s new Data Privacy Bill

Last week India released a new draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (“2022 Bill”). The 2022 Bill follows a previous draft bill that was first released in 2018, revised in 2019 and finally withdrawn in 2022, primarily owed to strong criticism from a Parliamentary review committee. The last bill was heavily inspired by the … Read more

Few bans, plenty of debate over books in Pa. schools | Don’t Miss This

Concerns about alleged explicit books circulating in school libraries and classrooms and allegations that the issue is politically manufactured and a pathway to censorship saw heightened interest in Pennsylvania, from school board conference rooms to the State Capitol. A detailed analysis about book bans enacted across the country in 2021-22 placed the Commonwealth third nationally … Read more