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German Competition Authority rules against Facebook: Is it the end of Facebook’s business model?

German Competition Authority rules against Facebook: Is it the end of Facebook’s business model? On February 7, 2019, the Bundeskartellamt (German competition authority) decided to impose restrictions on Facebook regarding its processing of user data. The German competition authority criticized Facebook for collecting user data on non-Facebook

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Consumer Data Privacy and the Law — When DNA Testing Companies Share Your Genetic Data, What’s Next?

Privacy and the Law — When DNA Testing Companies Share Your Genetic Data, What’s Next? by Angela C. Schulz, Associate Attorney Privacy of health and genetic data has long been the subject of data protection laws. However, FamilyTreeDNA, a consumer DNA-testing company has recently announced that it

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Brexit – January Updates

Brexit – January Updates by BridgehouseLaw Staff Mit Spannung blickt man in Europa auf Großbritannien: Am 29. März 2019 verlässt Großbritannien die EU. Im Januar ist deutlich geworden, dass ein No-Deal Brexit immer wahrscheinlicher wird. Dies bedeutet, dass die zukünftigen Beziehungen zu der EU nicht ausgehandelt wurden:

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An International Comparative | Germany vs. U.S.A.: To tip your server or not?

An International Comparative | Germany vs. U.S.A.: To tip your server or not? by BridgehouseLaw Staff As nearly everyone tends to eat at a restaurant from time to time, tips are something that concern everybody, whether you are the one to give or to receive a tip.

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Secretaries of State Warn Businesses about Misleading Requests for Corporate Filings

Secretaries of State Warn Businesses about Misleading Requests for Corporate Filings by BridgehouseLaw Staff As companies enter the annual reporting season for 2019, multiple Secretaries of State have notified businesses to be wary of third-party requests for corporate filings and fees. The Secretary of State in West

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Estate Lessons Learned from Celebrity Death: Stan Lee

Estate Lessons Learned from Celebrity Death: Stan Lee by Angela C. Schulz, Associate Attorney Stan Lee, the co-creator of superheroes like Spiderman, Iron Man, and the X-Men, passed away on November 12, 2018. Mr. Lee reportedly left and estate valued at more than $50 million.  Prior to

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Congress Passes Legislation Establishing Cybersecurity Agency in DHS

Congress Passes Legislation Establishing Cybersecurity Agency in DHS by Angela C. Schulz, Associate Attorney On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law a bill that authorizes the reorganization of the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into a new cybersecurity agency,

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SCAM ALERT: Beware of Scam Mailers Targeting Businesses

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Scam Mailers Targeting Businesses BridgehouseLaw would like to warn customers and businesses to avoid scam mailers that appear to be official state communications regarding Labor and Employee Laws.  The mailer scams inform recipients that their labor law powers are out-of-date and claim that

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Facebook Data Breach Could Mean Up to $1.63 Billion in Fines from the EU

Facebook Data Breach Could Mean Up to $1.63 Billion in Fines from the EU by BridgehouseLaw Staff On September 28, 2018, social media giant Facebook disclosed that it had discovered a cyber breach in its security which allowed hackers to access the information of approximately 50 million

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The Last Straw for Single-Use Plastics?

The Last Straw for Single-Use Plastics? by BridgehouseLaw Staff European Members of parliament have been debating new rules on single-use plastics in an effort to reduce plastic waste in our oceans. The list of items to be scrapped includes cotton buds, plastic cutlery, straws which make up

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