The Hour– Stamford-based NBC Sports Group has assigned about 50 people to work on World Cup production from Russia or its East Side headquarters as part of its support of sister organization Telemundo’s coverage of the world’s most-watched soccer competition.
The Brookings Institution– On May 25, the European Union started to enforce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As my colleague, Tom Wheeler, puts it “GDPR sets the New Digital World Order” by requiring the industry to fundamentally change its business processes and offer privacy by default and data protection by design. Rather than collecting as much data as possible, businesses are now required to collect only the minimum amount of data they need to offer a particular service. The effects of this new policy will spread beyond the EU. Since the requirements cover all data collected from EU citizens, American corporations that do business in the EU or with EU partners will have to comply with the GDPR.
Metro Hartford Alliance– The Alliance’s most recent “Pulse of the Region” radio show is now available online. Learn more about Hartford’s role as a center for innovation and the Alliance’s June 20 “Impact Hartford” breakfast program from our guests: Sabine VanderLinden, CEO, Startupbootcamp InsurTech; Dr. Mark Maybury, Chief Technology Officer, Stanley Black & Decker; and Michelle Cote, Managing Director, Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, University of Connecticut School of Business. Stanley Black & Decker is a Leadership Investor; and University of Connecticut is a Strategic Partner. “Pulse of the Region” is sponsored by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) and Oak Hill – Empowering People with Disabilities, both Strategic Partners.
ABA Journal– The days of attending bar review classes in person are waning, say law school deans, and recent graduates preparing for the bar now do a great deal of studying on smartphones with offerings like streamed lectures, flashcard apps and even YouTube songs devoted to thinking through statutes and case law.