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Tom Kierner

Legislative Confusion on Blockchain

Illinois joined a growing chorus of states with legislatures proudly declaring that blockchain technology is indeed a thing, but they don’t exactly know what to do about it. The Blockchain Technology Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2020, provides that the legal effect or enforceability of […]

2019: A Bot Odyssey

Hal: Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it, I can sing […]

Opt Out: The Nevada Remix

Nevada recently passed a law requiring companies to honor opt-out requests from Nevada residents. Companies subject to the new act are prohibited from selling covered information to data brokers. So how does this law stack up to the CCPA and some of the other measures pending in various […]