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The technology industry is the fastest growing component of the American and global economy. Technology products have transformed the way we live and work. The evolution of these products at breakneck speed has led to an explosion of investment activity and sky-high stock market valuations for technology companies. But this dynamism and exponential growth is not without its challenges. Each new development or evolution in technology raises a host of unanswered questions on the business and legal fronts. Current legal disputes and emerging gray areas span a wide spectrum of matters from novel and pressing issues related to data privacy and security, rapid changes in the nature and treatment of intellectual property, the application of competition laws, jurisdictional complications over taxation and regulation, and labor standards in the new economy, among many others.

Authored and curated by Bilzin Sumberg’s market-leading practitioners, Emergent Legal Issues in the Tech Industry analyzes the most important and timely business and legal issues directly relevant to the firm’s diverse client roster. The firm’s attorneys have represented tech industry clients on corporate matters, tax matters, class actions, antitrust actions, products liability, business disputes and internal investigations. They possess the experience and acumen to shed light on the seismic shifts occurring in the tech sector.

Financial Services Watch Blog | December 2021

Regulators Gallop To Cryptocurrency's "Wild West"

With an increasing number of financial institutions getting involved in crypto-related financial services (and widespread activity by smaller, independent players), U.S. regulators and lawmakers have become increasingly attuned to risks posed by the crypto sector to consumers and the wider financial system. Recent statements point to increased regulation on two fronts: banking activity related to crypto-assets, and stablecoin issuers that peg their digital tokens to the U.S. Dollar.
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 Privacy Portal Blog | October 2021

Twitter Wins Dismissal of Defamation Suit in Florida Federal Court

A Florida federal court recently dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against social media giant Twitter in a case related to documents allegedly obtained from President Biden’s son Hunter’s laptop.1  The plaintiff, John Paul Mac Isaac, garnered national media attention as the former owner of a Delaware computer repair shop who allegedly obtained Hunter Biden’s laptop.

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Privacy Portal Blog | July 2021

Federal Court Blocks Florida Law Aimed at Social Media Giants

A federal judge recently blocked a Florida law that would have penalized social media companies for removing, or refusing to publish, posts by politicians. Florida legislators approved the legislation after Facebook, Twitter and YouTube suspended then-President Donald Trump’s accounts for violating their policies in the aftermath of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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