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Almost 20 million Americans — 8 percent of the U.S. population — are blind or have visual impairments. Accordingly, organizations and businesses in nearly every industry stand to benefit from the use of vision related accessibility tools, which can increase employee productivity and provide a more inclusive user experience. To address this need, M365 incorporates a slew of tools and features – such as screen readers, text-to-speech, and color filters – that make it easier for end users with visual impairments to access, use, and benefit from M365 products. However, because these tools may collect and store user data in ways that may not be immediately apparent, businesses employing them must remain cognizant of the potential downstream risks associated with their use. Listen to our latest Tech Law Talks podcast episode, M365 accessibility: Vision-specific tools, as we discuss.

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Join us in our latest Tech Law Talks podcast series as we explore the regulatory topic du jour: eComms.  What are eComms and why are they resulting in fines in the hundreds of millions of dollars for some of the world’s largest banks?  The answer is simultaneously simple and complex: rapidly changing technology means keeping up with the variety of eComms, or electronic communications, used by businesses and applying decades-old regulations to new functionality is more challenging than ever before.

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With increased digitization of business processes and services affecting all industries and enterprises, the need for accessible digital tools continues to grow. Indeed, 26% of adults living in the United States have some type of disability, highlighting the crucial role accessibility tools serve in ensuring an inclusive digital environment.  Furthermore, in certain instances, the implementation of accessibility best practices may be legally required. We discuss these issues in our most recent Tech Law Talks podcast.

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Catch up on our Tech Law Talks podcast series for practical observations on technology and data legal trends, from product and technology development to operational and compliance issues that practitioners encounter every day.

What’s new in data protection in the EU

It has been a busy few weeks in the EU for all things data protection, particularly data transfers. Cynthia O’Donoghue and Andy Splittgerber walk us through the new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for international transfers and for controllers to processors, the newly issued EDPB Supplementary Measures Recommendations, and the UK adequacy decision. (18 mins)

M365 in 5: Compliance and governance in M365

E-Discovery consultant Lighthouse returns to our M365 in 5 series for a discussion about the importance of compliance and governance in M365 and collaboration among stakeholders to balance risk and business needs. Reed Smith’s Anthony Diana and Therese Craparo join Lighthouse’s John Holliday to discuss implementing controls and managing data to mitigate risk. (8 mins)

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Catch up on our Tech Law Talks podcast series for practical observations on technology and data legal trends. We cover product and technology development to operational and compliance issues that technology practitioners encounter every day.

On this channel, we host regular discussions about the legal and business issues around data protection, privacy and security; data

Reed Smith is proud to announce the launch of its sixth podcast channel, Tech Law Talks. The channel will present in-depth, practical observations on tech and data legal trends that practitioners encounter every day. Tune in for regular discussions led by the firm’s technology lawyers about the legal and business issues around data protection, privacy

Modern businesses have a more global reach than ever before. Technology has fundamentally changed the way employees work, communicate and collaborate. While global connectivity offers businesses opportunities, it also creates substantial challenges when it comes to archiving communications.

Earlier this month, we co-hosted a thought leadership event in New York City with Smarsh, a multinational

Following the sudden death of its co-founder and CEO, Gerald Cotten, in December 2018, Quadriga, Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is unable to gain access to about $145 million of bitcoin and other digital assets. Quadriga reports that Cotton stored the digital assets in a “cold wallet” on his encrypted laptop and repeated attempts by his

Tuesday, December 4, is officially “E-Discovery Day” and Reed Smith is doing its part to participate. Join us as we host a free onehour webinar: “Discovery crossfire: Debating the controversial issues in E-Discovery.”

The program, scheduled for 12-1 p.m. ET, will feature debates on five controversial e-discovery