Commerce Adds 28 Chinese Organizations to the Entity List for Associations with Human Rights Violations and Abuses

The U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) has added 28 Chinese organizations to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Entity List, a move that effectively cuts off these entities from directly or indirectly acquiring hardware, software, and technology subject to the Export Administration Regulations …›

AI Patent Policy – Calling All Technology Practitioners

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most disruptive technologies of our era. For many technology companies and startups, AI constitutes the core of their prized products, from autonomous vehicles to pick-and-place robots to voice assistants. With the rapid development of AI comes …›

Policy Makers Examine the Disparate Impact Risk of Artificial Intelligence and Underwriting

Recent Congressional activity reflects increasing concern in the fair lending implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in credit underwriting. Congress and regulatory agencies are likely to press financial services providers to better understand the AI they use and to ensure that its use does not …›

Follow the Data

Morrison & Foerster Technology Transactions partner Stephanie Sharron discusses why companies must understand which data they have rights to and what restrictions apply before they dive into AI, advanced analytics and other data-driven projects. In her InformationWeek article, “Follow the Data,” Stephanie takes a …›

Opportunity to Comment on Emerging Technologies Subject to Future Export and Investment Restrictions

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM or the “Notice”) on November 19, 2018, concerning the list of “emerging and foundational technologies” that BIS was tasked to identify under the Export Control Reform …›