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MoFo Tech brings together legal insights and in-depth analyses on trends and complex issues shaping the global technology industry, covering fields such as blockchain and distributed ledger, cloud and SaaS technologies, driverless cars, drones, FinTech, computer hardware and software, the IoT, semiconductors, and telecommunications.


January 14, 2020 - Privacy + Data Security

California AG Issues Advisory on CCPA and Data Broker Law

California’s Attorney General has issued a brief advisory providing consumers with an overview of their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect on January 1, 2020, as well as additional information relating to California’s new data broker law. Although …›

U.S. Department of Commerce Imposes Immediate Export Controls on Artificial Intelligence Software Used to Automatically Detect and Identify Objects Remotely

On January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to place new restrictions on the export of certain software specially designed for automating the analysis of geospatial …›

January 7, 2020 - Blockchain, Fintech

Maryland a Leader in Embracing Blockchain Technology

In an article authored for Today’s General Counsel, partner Tracy Bacigalupo discusses how new legislation in Maryland, Senate Bill 136, provides Maryland-formed companies with the statutory framework necessary to migrate their businesses to a blockchain-enabled platform. The legislation reinforces Maryland as a ‘go to’ …›

December 16, 2019 - Blockchain

Blockchain Basics

In Blockchain Basics, a three-part series that summarizes a roundtable on the burgeoning technology at the ACC Global GC Summit in London, Morrison & Foerster’s Dario de Martino discusses blockchain across industries. In the first article, Dario covers the basics of blockchain. In the second …›

December 13, 2019 - Privacy + Data Security

2020 CCPA Ballot Initiative Gets a Makeover

Businesses have been finalizing their plans to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) by January 1, 2020, when the law becomes operative, but the ultimate trajectory of California’s post-2020 privacy regime remains in flux. As we detailed last month, the …›

December 12, 2019 - Asia, Intellectual Property

Crossing Borders

Partner Janet Xiao, who leads the firm’s China Life Sciences Group, co-authored an article with associate Can Cui for Intellectual Property Magazine, titled “Crossing Borders,” which explores technology transfer opportunities emerging from import rules in China. The authors note that Chinese companies are eager …›

December 9, 2019 - Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain - Blockchain and Securities Law - Part 2

In this episode of “Understanding Blockchain,” Morrison & Foerster’s Susan Gault-Brown discusses cryptocurrencies and similarities to bitcoin and Ether. This ongoing series is dedicated to providing an overall understanding of blockchain technology and how companies can use it to share, store, and record valuable data …›