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  1. Buy side attacks Isda early termination protocol

    We have serious concerns about banking regulators' efforts to suspend rights that protect customers during US bankruptcy proceedings," said Stuart Kaswell, general counsel at the Managed Funds Association (MFA), which represents US hedge funds.

  2. Industry confronts hard choices in CCP recovery debate

    If, when you're in the money, you have at the back of your mind that you get those winning positions haircut, you're much less likely to see it as an incentive to keep your trades on in a CCP," says Tracey Jordal, senior counsel for trading and...

  3. Google Responds to 'Right to Be Forgotten' Questionnaire

    Additionally, Peter Fleischer of the Google Global Privacy Counsel said, "We also know some tough debates lie ahead. The core service of a search engine is to help users find the information they seek, and thus it is in a search engine's general...

  4. Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Others Join Forces to Fight NSA Spying

    Microsoft's general counsel Brad Smith said: "People won't use technology they don't trust. Eight of the world's largest technology companies have signed a joint letter to the US president and congress, demanding reform on the methods used by...

  5. Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Urge 'Greater Transparency' in PRISM Letter

    Yahoo general counsel Ron Bell called it a "call to action. The letter was also addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder and Senate majority leader Harry Reid, among others. Several high-profile technology companies have co-signed a letter that...

  6. 6 Reasons the Website (vs. Social Media) Should Be the Ultimate Destination for the Brand

    Chances are, if legal counsel was required to review social media policies like the Facebook Terms below, marketers would be further encouraged to use social platforms to bring customers to the website.

  7. Another Loss for Viacom in Endless YouTube Copyright Legal Battle

    In a blog post, Google SVP and general counsel Kent Walker said that billions of people will benefit from the decision. Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has handed Viacom yet another loss in the latest round of a copyright infringement court...

  8. Google, Mozilla Accuse Microsoft of Restricting Browser Choice in Windows 8

    Windows on ARM - as currently designed - restricts user choice, reduces competition and chills innovation," said Mozilla General Counsel Harvey Anderson in a company blog post. Mozilla has accused Microsoft of failing in its commitment to give...

  9. Google Won't Pause New Privacy Policy - Should They Have To?

    Yesterday, Google’s deputy general counsel Mike Yang and public policy director Pablo Chavez attended a closed-door meeting with ten U.S.representatives. In the letter to Article 29 Working Party chairman Jacob Kohnstamm, Google’s Global Privacy...