Canada: Reinstatement Of The 1976 Coal Policy - Bennett Jones LLP

On June 1, 2020, the Government of Alberta rescinded A Coal Development Policy for Alberta, which was also commonly known as the "1976 Coal Policy".
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Canada: Privacy Commissioner Reports Provide Guidance For Outsourcing Agreements - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Canadian private sector privacy laws generally permit organizations to engage service providers to process personal information for the organizations.
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China arrests leader of fake vaccine scam

Saline solution and mineral water were being hawked as coronavirus jabs, and some sent overseas.
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Canada: Amendments To The British Columbia Contaminated Sites Regime - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

On Feb. 1, 2021, the Province of British Columbia brought new obligations for identifying and addressing contaminated sites through amendments to the Environmental Management Act (EMA) and the...
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European Union: European Commission Shares Insights On New Draft AI Laws - Cooley LLP

The Commission has announced it will publish its proposal for regulating AI on 21 April 2021. The proposal has been pitched as a follow-up to its White Paper on artificial intelligence, which was released in February 2020.
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Turkey: 2021 I. Period Travel Expense Amounts Exempt From Income Tax - CottGroup

In accordance with the letter of the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, General Directorate of Public Financial Management and Transformation dated 6/01/2021 and numbered 27998389-010.06.02-11638, the expense limits exempt from ...
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Luxembourg: Everyday IP — Flushing Out The Facts: When Was Indoor Plumbing Invented? - Dennemeyer Group

Thus far, our Everyday IP blog series has covered some of the most common but essential items used by people all over the world — socks and toothbrushes — and tied them to major developments in the history of Intellectual Property.
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United States: Record-Keeping And Proving Inventorship - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

The American Invents Acts triggered a transition in the U.S. from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system. The importance of proving inventorship did not diminish with the transition, however.
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United States: Here's Some Advice About Cyber Risks For Positioning, Navigation, And Timing (PNT) Services! - Foley & Lardner

NIST issued NISTIR 8323 since "It seeks to protect the national and economic security of the United States from the disruption or manipulation of systems that form or use PNT data and information...
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United States: The Road To Adult Use Cannabis Legalization - Foley Hoag LLP

The Virginia General Assembly is currently considering adult use cannabis legalization this session.
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New Zealand lashes at Australia in citizenship row over terror suspect

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern accuses Australia of "abdicating its responsibilities" over the woman.
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United States: Can Sweepstake Organizer Reserve The Right To Amend The Rules During The Campaign Period? - Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)

The unexpected amendment of the campaign terms for "Nutella Awarding Jars" during the campaign period was deemed an unfair commercial practice by the Turkish Advertisement ...
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UK: The Pension Schemes Act 2021 Is Here – What Does It Mean For Scheme Sponsors? - Gowling WLG

On 11 February 2021, the Pension Schemes Bill 2019 - 21 (the PSA 21) became law. The PSA 21 is an important and wide-ranging piece of pensions legislation that will have a material impact for...
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United States: New York Legislative Tracker: February 12, 2021 Update - Hodgson Russ LLP

We're back to our regularly scheduled programming. For the last two weeks, we took a break from tracking legislative developments to provide a summary of the proposed tax changes in Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget for fiscal year 2022.
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United States: Patent Directed To Countering Credit Card Fraud Is An Invalid Abstract Idea Under Section 101 - Holland & Knight

In the case of In Re: SARADA MOHAPATRA, Appellant, No. 2020-1935, 2021 WL 408755 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 5, 2021), Sarada Mohapatra sought to overturn a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)...
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Some of his followers are being sought by the FBI. It's not stopping the leader of the Oath Keepers.

The FBI is investigating some of his followers. Others are already in custody and facing decades in prison if convicted of federal charges connected to the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. But the national leader of the extremist Oath Keepers group is carrying on as before. He might even be emboldened.
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United States: U.S. Merger Notification Threshold Falls To $92 Million - Jones Day

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced that the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act thresholds will decrease slightly in 2021. These thresholds determine which mergers and acquisitions must be...
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European Union: COVID-19 Key EU Developments, Policy & Regulatory Update No. 33 - Jones Day

This regular update (no. 33 | 27 January 2021) covers key regulatory EU developments related to the evolving COVID-19 situation (Antitrust & State Aid; Trade/Export Controls; Medicines,...
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Central African Republic: War crimes trial of two ex-militia leaders starts

Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona denies leading attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR).
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Feral camels rounded up in Australian outback and sold online for weed control

The auction catalogue says the more than 120 animals up for sale ‘seem to have respect for fences and go through gateways ok’More than 120 camels that have been roaming outback Queensland and that, unusually for camels, “seem to have respect for fences” have been auctioned off online for about $250 a head.The animals were rounded up in the spinifex desert country between the western Queensland town of Boulia, about 382km north of Birdsville, and the Northern Territory border. Continue reading...
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Cyprus: New Rules Expanding The Cross-Border Mobility Of Eu Companies Within EU Directive (EU) 2019/2121 - Kinanis LLC

The freedom of establishment, one of the fundamental principles of Union law, allows for the mobility of businesses within the EU.
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Millions in the US are without power due to extreme cold

Access CNN lite | Follow the storm's path | Power outage tips
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Switzerland: The US Anti-Money Laundering Act 2020 And Its Implications For Swiss Banks - LaLive

The U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Act 2020 ("AMLA") expands the ability of U.S. Authorities to request information from Swiss banks that use U.S. correspondent banks.
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Biloela Tamil family sends video message from Christmas Island after federal court ruling – video

‘We are very thankful all to the wonderful people in Australia who support us,’ said Priya Murugappan, the mother of a Tamil family from Biloela, Queensland, being held in detention on Christmas Island. The family released the video message after Australia’s federal court upheld a ruling that the government’s handling of the visa application of the youngest daughter denied her procedural fairness. ‘We didn’t get much sleep last night, but tried to stay positive and hope that the minister will le...
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High profile pro-democracy figures go on trial over Hong Kong protests

Among the defendants in one of the biggest cases linked to the protest movement are Martin Lee, considered the father of the democracy Nine high-profile activists and pro-democracy figures have gone on trial in Hong Kong in one of the biggest court cases linked to the protest movement that paralysed the city for more than a year.Among the defendants are Martin Lee, considered the father of the democracy movement in Hong Kong, media tycoon Jimmy Lai, veteran activist Lee Cheuk-yan, and Margaret N...
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Canada: Exposition Sur Le Lieu De Travail À La COVID-19 Et Responsabilité Des Administrateurs Et Dirigeants - Fasken (French)

La pandémie de COVID-19 a soulevé une myriade de nouvelles questions et fait peser de nouveaux risques sur les organisations.
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United States: Top Five Cybersecurity Suggestions For 2021 - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

As hard as it is to believe, we are already more than a month into 2021 – and our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team is well on its way to managing over 2,000 data security incidents this year.
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GB's Hewett & Reid win Australian Open wheelchair doubles title

Britons Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid beat Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer to defend their Australian Open men's wheelchair doubles title.
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