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On May 26, 2022, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security issued a final rule updating the scope of License Exceptions Authorized Cybersecurity Exports Encryption Commodities, Software, and Technology related to cybersecurity items in response to public comments on the interim final rule related to cybersecurity items published on 21 October 2021. The interim final rule established a new control on certain cybersecurity items for National Security and Anti-terrorism reasons and created License Exception ACE in Section 740.22 of the Export Administration Regulations, which authorizes exports of identified cybersecurity items to most destinations except in certain circumstances.

We are pleased to invite you to our Virtual Global Trade Conference on July 20 and 21. In lieu of our annual conference in Bellevue, WA, we are excited to again provide a virtual offering available to all our clients and friends worldwide! Please join our international trade compliance lawyers from around the world as they discuss and examine the major developments impacting international trade. The conference will be comprised of 75 minute sessions over the course of two days and clients will also get the opportunity to request a virtual one-to-one meeting with our International Trade attorneys to discuss relevant topics of interest. Visit our events page for more information and to register.

In the wake of last month’s collapse of the TerraUSD token, a broad array of regulators and government officials have attempted to introduce a legal framework around stablecoins. Last week, Senators Lummis and Gillibrand introduced a bill into the US Congress that would, among other things set requirements for the amount of backing assets stablecoin issuers would be required to hold.

Today’s remote working environment can lead to unexpected complications when employers seek to prevent the disclosure of trade secrets or enforce restrictive covenants. Stephen Ratcliffe (Partner, London) outlines some of the key trade secrets issues that arise in remote working scenarios and provides practical tips for avoiding common pitfalls.

Across the world, trade secrets are becoming increasingly important. As companies align workforce transformation, manage supply chain operations and balance the needs of their digital transformation journey, new strategies are required for the identification, protection and enforcement of their most valuable, complex and market-differentiating trade secrets.

In this series of bite-sized videos, hear from Baker McKenzie’s global trade secrets team across disputes, intellectual property, data & technology and employment & compensation on best practices for a strategic, multidisciplinary approach to manage your trade secrets, disputes and risks.
In this episode, Marina Hurtado-Cruz (Partner, Mexico City) explores key changes to Mexico’s new trade secrets law under new legislation, including an expanded scope of protection for eligible subject matter and enhanced enforcement mechanisms.

On 5 May 2022, in a landmark Australian decision, the Federal Court found that RI Advice had breached its obligations as an Australian financial services (AFS) licensee to act efficiently, honestly and fairly, as a result of its failure to have in place adequate risk management systems to manage cybersecurity risks.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published a report on 23 May 2022 which considered the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on product safety.
The report provides a framework for considering the impact of AI consumer products on existing product safety and liability policy. This framework seeks to support the work of policymakers by highlighting the main considerations that should be taken into account when evaluating and developing product safety and liability policy for AI consumer products. No timeline is stated in the report for that evaluation/ development to take place, but the report makes clear the view that work is needed to ensure the UK’s product safety and liability regime can deal with AI developments.