Devices like Amazon Echo, Google Home and the forthcoming Apple Homepod are bringing artificial intelligence to the masses. They offer the potential to increase our efficiency by managing our calendar, contacts and to-do lists. With a simple verbal command, they can bring us customized news briefings and stock market reports and even brighten us up with music and jokes. I am a fan, but if you decide to invite one of these devices into your daily routine, you need to understand the privacy implications.
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Americans place a high value on privacy, dating back to the foundation of our country and the Fourth Amendment right to be secure in our “persons, houses, papers, and effects.” Interestingly, the word “privacy” is not found in the Fourth Amendment. Over time and through legal battles, however, courts have come to recognize a fundamental “zone of privacy” contained within the “penumbra” of rights protected by the Constitution. Now, with advances in artificially intelligent devices and machine learning, individuals willingly sacrifice that hard-fought privacy in return for the many conveniences offered by “smart” digital assistants.
Gary Forster’s Article on the New Nevis LLC, published in the Sept. / Oct. 2017 ABA Property and Probate Magazine25 Sep 2017 Written by Gary A. Forster
ABA Property and Probate Magazine
The Nevis Limited Liability Company (Amendment) Orclinance (NLLCAO), 2015 (the "New Ordinance") strengthens and clarifies the prior Nevis Limited Liability Company Orclinance (NLLCO) of 1995 ("Prior Orclinance"). Among the improvements made by the New Orclinance are the addition of (1) fraudulent transfer provisions governing assets contributed to a Nevis LLC, (2) language prohibiting enforcement of foreign judgments against member equity, and (3) enhanced limitations on creditor remedies. This article explores several significant aspects of the New Orclinance.