Genetic testing: A new doorway towards opportunities, challenges in preventive healthcare

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, people’s perception of healthcare has undergone a change. While the top 10 causes of death in India continue to be non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardiac diseases, and respiratory diseases, these are easily preventable/ manageable if addressed at an early stage through vital screening and consultation at regular intervals. Furthermore, routine testing … Read more

Q&A: cloud computing law in USA

Legislation and regulation Recognition of concept Is cloud computing specifically recognized and provided for in your legal system? If so, how? In the United States, a cloud computing services contract is largely treated, from a legal perspective, like any other service or commercial contract. Accordingly, cloud computing services contracts are, in the main, governed by … Read more

Do You Really Want to Keep Paying Commissions to the Salesperson You Fired?

Seyfarth synopsis: Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, LLC (“BMGL”) is in the genetic test business. BMGL sells its tests to its “channel partners,” who in return test specimens ordered by physicians. Brandon Perthuis became BMGL’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing in early 2015. The two-page employment agreement drafted by BMGL provided Perthuis with a base … Read more

Q&A: cloud computing law in Turkey

Legislation and regulation Recognition of concept Is cloud computing specifically recognized and provided for in your legal system? If so, how? There is no legal definition of cloud computing technologies. Yet, there are references to cloud computing technologies or services within the scopes of personal data protection, data localization and cybersecurity for public institutions and … Read more

Incoming Starbucks boss to bring consumer insight to coffee culture

Register now for FREE unlimited access to register LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Laxman Narasimhan may have no experience of running coffee shops, but the outgoing CEO of British packaged goods group Reckitt will bring insight into the changing habits of consumers when he takes over at Starbucks. At Reckitt (RKT.L), maker of Strepsils … Read more

Cloud Based Computing Services – What are the risk management and legal issues for users?

Cloud services can be enablers for a company’s digital transformation. However, understanding the risks and legal issues associated with using cloud-based computing services is critical for risk management and protection of an organization’s data and related intellectual property and to minimize the risk of business disruption. Companies are increasingly using software applications and tools, data … Read more

Caste in California: Tech giants confront ancient Indian hierarchy

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug 15 (Reuters) – America’s tech giants are taking a modern-day crash course in India’s ancient caste system, with Apple (AAPL.O) emerging as an early leader in policies to rid Silicon Valley of a rigid hierarchy that’s segregated Indians for generations. Apple, the world’s biggest listed company, updated its general employee conduct policy … Read more