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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.


Changing the Safety and Liability Rules on AI – What is the European Commission planning?

A White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the European Commission provides insight on how governments might change product safety and liability rules to address the issues arising from AI systems. Five years ago, the European Commission (EC) established a key policy agenda designed to …›

March 19, 2020 - Privacy + Data Security

California Attorney General Issues 2nd Set of Modified Draft CCPA Regulations

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the California Attorney General’s office published a 2nd set of modifications to the draft regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). These still are not the Attorney General’s final CCPA regulations but rather further modified draft regulations that …›

March 18, 2020 - Privacy + Data Security

Cybersecurity Tips in the Age of Remote-Work Arrangements

As recent reporting highlights, cybercriminals and nation-state actors are already seizing on this moment of panic and misinformation to use traditional hacking methods to steal data — from using interactive maps with Coronavirus infection statistics to plant malware on devices to phishing scams where …›

Compliance for a Digital World: BSA/AML

The New ABC's: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and How Each Complements the Other BSA/AML compliance programs in the United States are often associated with high costs and inefficiencies. At the core of the problem is the lack of standardization across institutions and BSA/AML compliance processes such …›

March 12, 2020 - Announcements

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Morrison & Foerster has mobilized a team of legal advisors across our firm’s global practices and disciplines to offer you timely legal and business advice as the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis continues to unfold and adversely affect entire governments, economies, businesses, and countries. The …›

The New ABC’s: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and How Each Complements the Other

Artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology are two novel innovations that offer the opportunity for us to move beyond our legacy systems and streamline enterprise management and compliance in ways previously unimaginable. Each technology augments the strengths and tempers the weaknesses of the other. …›

New USPTO Rule Likely to Increase Spam

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just issued new rules that directly affect trademark owners. Going forward, trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to a proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board will need to provide their email address in USPTO …›