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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.


November 7, 2018 - European Union

New EU Regulation to Strengthen the Free Movement of Data

The European Union is close to finalizing a new regulation on the free flow of non-personal data within the EU. This is part of an EU goal to remove technical and legislative barriers to open data flows, including data location restrictions which force service …›

November 1, 2018 - Privacy + Data Security

John Carlin Authors Dawn of the Code War

Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election continues to command headlines but it’s only the latest incident of the U.S. being targeted by global adversaries in cyberspace, writes John P. Carlin, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Risk + Crisis Management Group and co-chair …›

October 17, 2018 - Mergers + Acquisitions

You’re Invited: 451 Research’s Tech M&A Summit

Be Morrison & Foerster’s guest at 451 Research’s Tech M&A Summit, an event that promises to help potential participants in the machine-learning acquisitions frenzy to navigate this emerging technology trend. Fueled by a motivation to unlock the value of big data, machine-learning companies are being …›

October 15, 2018 - Regulatory

New CFIUS Pilot Program Expands U.S. Government Review of Tech Transactions

The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”), which became law on August 13, 2018, effected sweeping change to the authority and processes of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”). Many of FIRRMA’s most significant changes were not …›