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Oracle’s ‘surveillance machine’ targeted in US privacy class action

Enterprise giant Oracle is facing a fresh privacy class action claim in the US. The suit, which was filed Friday as a 66-page complaint in the...

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What does the SEC’s warning shot at crypto mean?

"Speculation of a broader crackdown on digital assets as an industry has been coming for years. The truth is, if the Feds wanted this industry...

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Regulators should address crypto ‘garbage’ first, former SEC Chairman Clayton says

Stablecoins, CFTC oversight are among the first issues U.S. Senate hopes to tackle in bipartisan crypto bill

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Roe’s reversal will shake up how startups are built

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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4 negotiation points startup founders must focus on in a down market

As founders bend over backward to get backing, legal due diligence can sometimes go overlooked.

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How did a rental startup I’d never heard of leak my home address?

Read your apartment's privacy policy.

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Democrats ‘exploring’ legislation to protect data in reproductive health apps

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that Democrats are considering the introduction of legislation that could protect the...

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An Apple store in Maryland makes history by forming the company’s first recognized union

This historic victory comes after concentrated efforts from Apple to discourage its retail workers from unionizing.

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Apple issues friendly reminder that it’s employees’ right not to unionize

As a handful of Apple retail locations begin the process of unionizing, the trillion-dollar company’s vice president of people and retail...

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Legl, a SaaS for law firm workflows, tops up with $18M

Legl startup sells tools to law firms to digitize processes and automate workflows for client onboarding, payments and compliance for modern customer...

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Tofino Capital reaches first close of $10M fund to back startups in frontier markets

Tofino Capital, a venture capital firm targeting early-stage startups in emerging markets, has launched its $10 million fund. It is announcing the...

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Filevine raises $108 million for tools that streamline legal workflows

Filevine, a startup developing a platform to streamline legal processes, including contract lifecycle management, has raised $108 million.

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EU’s digital rule-book reboot could fumble dark patterns ban and trader checks, warns BEUC

When the European Commission presented its Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal in December 2020, it listed beefed up consumer protections as a...

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TikTok delays opening of first European data center again

TikTok has once again delayed the timeline for opening its first data center in the European Union, in Dublin, Ireland — saying the facility is...

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Europe’s top court sharpens guidance on data retention for combating serious crime

A ruling by the European Union’s top court has reaffirmed that national law cannot rely on a claim of combating serious crime to deviate from...

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Legal tech startups bringing law, order to fragmented industry

A number of legal tech startups are eager to not only help lawyers, but automate some of the processes bogged down by pen and paper.

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Apple hit with sixth antitrust fine over Dutch dating apps payments

Apple still hasn’t complied with a Dutch antitrust order to allow local dating apps to have the option to use third party payment tech to sell...

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As its data flows woes grow, Google lobbies for quickie fix to EU-US transfers

As the legal uncertainty in Europe clouding use of US cloud services cranks up, Google has responded by firing up its lobbying engines to call for US...

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A bill to ban geofence and keyword search warrants in New York gains traction

The bill would stop police from demanding users' location and search history from tech giants.

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Apple won’t have to make the App Store changes ordered in Epic ruling while case is appealed

Apple will not have to implement changes to its in-app purchase system and App Store guidelines as ordered by the judge’s ruling in its court...

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Estate planning basics for founders and entrepreneurs

This may seem a bit bleak, but having an estate plan will put your mind at ease.

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Google wins appeal against UK class action-style suit seeking damages for Safari tracking

Google has won an appeal against a class action-style privacy litigation at the UK Supreme Court — avoiding what could have been up to £3BN in...

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Bipartisan bill seeks to curb recommendation algorithms

If passed, the Filter Bubble Transparency Act would require companies like Meta to offer a version of their platforms that runs on a...

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Apple ordered to comply with court’s decision over in-app payments in Epic Games case

A federal judge has ruled that Apple can’t push back the deadline to update App Store policies, as previously ordered in the court’s...

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InCloudCounsel raises $200M, rebrands as Ontra to expand its automation tools for contract management

A typical enterprise grapples with hundreds or thousands of agreements, contracts and other legal documents every year, and it usually engages costly...

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Bringing it in-house: What to look for when hiring a general counsel

Finding the right legal leader will have implications for your business down the line. It’s a move you want to get right from the very beginning.

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A popular smart home security system can be remotely disarmed, researchers say

Fortress has not said if it has fixed or plans to fix the vulnerabilities.

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Don’t wait for legislation banning NDAs: Write ethical policies now

Don't wait for laws preventing the use of NDAs. Companies should shape these policies on their own, rather than waiting for legislation to drag...

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