LEGAL THOUGHTS

This blog contains our personal opinions on legal topics that interest us.

July 30, 2018

Under the GDPR, where there are violations of the GDPR, a supervisory authority can impose administrative fines (Art 83).  The amount of the administrative fine is supposed to be effective to deter future violations and proportionate to the harm (Art 83(1)).  Furthermo...

July 25, 2018

Fun facts.

1. On July 6th, the EEA Joint Committee adopted the Joint Committee Decision on the GDPR, and set an effective date of July 20th (see link)

2. On July 15th, Iceland passed its implementation of the GDPR. 

3. Article 48 provides that a severe violation of the Ic...

July 23, 2018

Legalization of Sports Betting laws in New Jersey leaves small businesses out of potential income opportunities from gaming directed to millennials.

On June 11, 2018, Governor Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey signed a Assembly Bill 4111 that legalizes sports wagering ensu...

July 15, 2018

In the US, there still is a discussion over the legalization of marijuana. In Switzerland, they allow you to possess up to 10 grams of product containing THC. And, some shops can legally sell you THC treats.

July 12, 2018

I saw an article on web browser fingerprinting. As cookies become easier to block and thus less useful, browser fingerprinting maybe the next evolution in tracking users across the internet.  It works by pulling configuration and setting information from the browser to...

July 9, 2018

I guess I don't have to go all the way to New York anymore to go to Brooklyn.

July 6, 2018

I saw the first movie, and it was entertaining.  So I gave the sequel a try.  Unfortunately for me, I should have checked first with Rotten Tomatoes.  This was a bad movie (see link). 

As it turns out, a key element of this movie is intellectual property and m...

May we all remember that the Fourth of July was the date that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to disso...

July 1, 2018

In 1962, Nick Holonyak, Jr. invented the first visible light LED (see US Patent No. 4,270,094).  Fast forward to today and incandescent lights are being replaced with LEDs because LEDs are energy efficient (and as a bonus they save money over their liftetime).

However,...

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