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

February 8, 2019

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 platforms, like Instagram, WhatsApp and other sites using…

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

February 5, 2019

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 will be voluntarily sharing access to its vast…

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Brexit – January Updates

February 4, 2019

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: Großbritannien muss sich nicht mehr an die Vorgaben…

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

February 4, 2019

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. However, there are big differences in both countries…

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Secretaries of State Warn Businesses about Misleading Requests for Corporate Filings

January 31, 2019

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 Virginia discovered that one such mailing was sent…

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Estate Lessons Learned from Celebrity Death: Stan Lee

November 26, 2018

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 Mr. Lee’s death, reports also circulated of possible…

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Congress Passes Legislation Establishing Cybersecurity Agency in DHS

November 20, 2018

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, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The…

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SCAM ALERT: Beware of Scam Mailers Targeting Businesses

November 15, 2018

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 revised state and federal labor law notices must…

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

November 5, 2018

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 accounts. Of those 50 million accounts around 10…

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The Last Straw for Single-Use Plastics?

November 1, 2018

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 70 percent of marine litter. The European Members…

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