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European privacy and data law a challenge for many US companies

  The General Data Protection Regulation was the biggest story of 2018 in the field of global privacy and data protection. The GDPR became enforceable in European Union Member States on May 25, significantly expanding the territorial reach of EU ...

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Federal judge: Client can share notes of talks with co-workers with law firm

A Virginia law firm that advised its client to take notes about his conversations with co-workers at Duke University Health System and share those notes with his legal team did not violate ethical rules against communicating directly with an opposing party, a North Carolina federal judge has ruled.

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What to do if a hacker steals your company’s data

When Sony Pictures and Equifax got hacked, it cost them tens of millions. Sadly, studies indicate over half of companies can expect to be hacked. There is no fool-proof way to stop an incident breach. So what should you do ...

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Will health system mergers cut costs?

Barak Richman has examined hospital mergers for years and has arrived at several conclusions. One is that the trend hasn’t helped the bottom line for employers. “Lots of mergers have promised efficiency,” said Richman, an attorney who teaches law and ...

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No slowdown seen in health system merger spree

As hospitals and health systems nationwide continue to merge, few observers expect the trend to stop anytime soon. It is an assessment shared by multiple health care experts, including even those who think mergers don’t help employers or consumers save ...

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