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Why should the GDPR matter to you?

Today, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect, meaning all companies that do business in the European Union will have new privacy data compliance regulations for the first time in around twenty years. The new regulation’s  ramifications are pervasive for consumers and data handling companies both in and out of“Why should the GDPR matter to you?”

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Are driverless cars the future of transportation?

Imagine how your daily commute to work or even to visit relatives states away could be transformed if your car took care of the driving for you. In several years, this could be a reality through driverless cars. Many assisted-driver systems exist in the automobile market today. Cruise control, automatic braking, collision avoidance, and lane“Are driverless cars the future of transportation?”

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What are the consequences of the loss of net neutrality for consumers and startups?

So what is net neutrality? The topic of net neutrality has dominated the internet for weeks. Many people have been speculating the implications of net neutrality in both the news and on social media. Will we have to pay more to access our favorite websites? Are startups and small businesses doomed? Is the internet as“What are the consequences of the loss of net neutrality for consumers and startups?”

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Small Business Advertisement Regulations

What is the FTC? The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is the United States highest form of business regulation. The primary focus of the FTC is to protect consumers first and foremost, as well as maintain competition and try to prevent monopolies. The FTC focuses on both large corporations as well as small businesses. How does“Small Business Advertisement Regulations”

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Trademark vs Service Mark Which One Should I Use?

When starting a business, it can be confusing whether something should be marked with a trademark or a service mark. Both trademarks and service marks offer legal protection, if handled correctly. Trademarks are used to protect companies that are involved with the creation of products. Companies that create goods would want to use a trademark“Trademark vs Service Mark Which One Should I Use?”

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The Problem with E-Signatures

Throughout elementary school, I remember I had ten different versions of my signature. Some were decorated with smiley faces, others had giant swirls at the end of each letter, and the remaining versions just had a single letter with intricate circles surrounding it. All of them were terrible and overwhelmingly complicated, but each one I was“The Problem with E-Signatures”

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