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Michael Stoker

Michael A. Stoker is a lawyer in Baker McKenzie's Intellectual Property and Technology group. Mr. Stoker routinely advises clients in the areas of information technology, intellectual property, licensing, sourcing, cybersecurity, data protection, data breach response, privacy and electronic commerce. Mr. Stoker is a member of Baker McKenzie's Global Automotive Steering Committee, Future Mobility Working Group, and Global Data Security Working Group. Mr. Stoker has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and has formerly worked as a software developer for a document and information management software company. His experience as a software developer has given him valuable insight into the technology matters of the clients he serves.

On April 20, 2021, the Biden Administration took steps to address cybersecurity risks in the US energy sector industrial base by announcing a 100-day cybersecurity initiative for electricity subsector industrial control systems and by issuing, on April 22, 2021, a Request for Information to inform future recommendations for US energy systems’ supply chain security.

The use of technology in industrial mining has been developing since its inception: dynamite helped clear tunnels and reach greater depths at a much faster rate than could be done with a pick and hammer; the industrial revolution catalyzed the mechanization of equipment; and electric conveyor belts made it easier…

The European Union Commission (“Commission”) has issued a report on its findings from the third annual Privacy Shield review, which took place in September. In its report, the Commission confirmed that the EU-US Privacy Shield framework continues to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from the…