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Daily Archives: October 26, 2015

New on LLRX – How Can Lawyers Use Social Media to Their Advantage?

Via LLRX.comHow Can Lawyers Use Social Media to Their Advantage? – Lawyers are no strangers to social media, but that doesn’t mean that everyone in the legal arena is familiar with how to use it effectively, proactively and consistently. If you are a lawyer who has not yet launched a social media presence, Mike Wallagher’s article provides actionable ways that document how social media can benefit you and your career.

CRS Policy on Confidentiality

Follow up to 22 Former CRS Employees Support Free Public Access to CRS reports this new memorandum via FAS – CRS Policy on Confidentiality: “The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all Congressional Research Service (CRS or Service) employees recognize the long-standing requirement for preserving the confidentiality of our work for Congress and… Continue Reading

WHO – Monographs evaluate red meat and processed meat as carcinogenic

24 October 2015 — “The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer research agency of WHO, has evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat. A Working Group of 22 experts from 10 countries convened by IARC classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans and… Continue Reading

Russian ships operating close to undersea cables carrying global internet connectivity

Russian Ships Near Data Cables Are Too Close for U.S. Comfort By David E. Sabger and Eric Schmitt, NYT: “Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some American military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those… Continue Reading

White House – A Strategy for American Innovation

National Economic Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy, October 2015. “The President’s Strategy for American Innovation has six key elements. The Strategy recognizes the important role for the Federal Government to invest in the building blocks of innovation, to fuel the engine of private-sector innovation, and to empower a nation of innovators. The… Continue Reading

Privacy Bridges: EU and US Privacy Experts in Search of Transatlantic Privacy Solutions

“The EU and US share a common commitment to privacy protection as a cornerstone of democracy. Following the Treaty of Lisbon, data privacy is a fundamental right that the European Union must proactively guarantee. In the United States, data privacy derives from constitutional protections in the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendment as well as federal… Continue Reading

BlackRock 2015 Annual Global Investor Pulse Survey

BlackRock 2015 Annual Global Investor Pulse Survey: Americans Focus on the Right Goals, But Money Attitudes, Behaviors Get in the Way of Financial Success “Americans put urgent financial goals like a secure retirement high on their list of priorities, but their attitudes and behaviors regarding money aren’t necessarily aligned with their intentions, according to the… Continue Reading