Teamwork is undeniably important when it comes to being successful in the life sciences sector. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations were moving towards a more agile way of working. Technology was starting to be used to connect people around the world so that talented life science professionals could collaborate. This was still in its infancy for most areas before the pandemic, with the changing world forcing organizations to become more agile and allow for remote working almost overnight.
“We cannot lose this generation.” Dr. Kevin Churchwell, president and CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital recently spoke with McKinsey & Company on the pandemic’s impact on children’s health. At first glance, my stomach braced for the same uncomfortable lurch that occurs each time I see or hear “children” and “pandemic” in the same sentence.
This is the first installment in a new research series from FON Investment Banking that will provide commentary and analysis on developments in the hypersonic weapons industry. This issue is a primer that sets a baseline for the current state of hypersonic weapon development, with more focused reports to follow on hypersonic topics including missile defense, space-based systems, infrastructure, and adversary programs.
Imagine you need to find a friend inside a crowded stadium, but you don’t have their exact location or a way to contact them. Examining every seat, restroom and food vendor would take hours or maybe days. What if there was a way to sort every single person at that stadium based on their visual traits (e.g., male, brown hair, glasses, beard), so that you could separate out those who do not fit that person’s description into one area and all that do into another area? Then the technology could pull up a high-resolution photo of each person identified as having similar traits, so that you could visually confirm the right person and their location. And you could perform this scan at a rate of 15,000 people per second — or in other words, you could find one person in a stadium of 100,000-plus in under 10 seconds.
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- Last year, Virginia passed the Consumer Data Privacy Act (CDPA), and Colorado passed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA). Likewise, California recently amended the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and passed the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA).
- A key change included in recent laws requires companies to practice data minimization—only collecting necessary data. Practicing data minimization empowers companies to use privacy as a profit center by saving operating expenses like storage. Also, reducing the amount of data on hand eliminates potential legal risks if there happens to be a data breach.
- To be ready for the full effect of these privacy laws in 2023, companies should use 2022 to identify the data they have collected to comply with the new regulations. You can view a full comparison between the CCPA, CPRA, CDPA, and CPA here.
- Additionally, keep a look out for Maryland, Oklahoma, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, and Alaska to pass privacy legislation in 2022.
- India’s Data Protection Bill (DPB) is expected to be signed into law in 2022. Though there is no formal implementation date, companies doing business in India will need to be prepared for additional compliance measures over the next year or two.
- Experts recommend companies form an effective compliance strategy. You can find a guide to the DPB here.
- As early as February 2022, the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) financial penalties could be raised for breaches of prohibitions and data protection provisions. You can find a compliance guide here.
- This year, expect increased enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), especially pertaining to children’s data, health and financial information, and digital marketing.
- New legislation affecting digital services and platforms, online marketing, third-party data providers, and cross-border data transfers is expected to become law.
- China’s new privacy law, Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), took effect in November 2021 and presents new compliance means for companies.
- PIPL’s global reach applies to any company that processes personal data while providing a service or product to Chinese residents.
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January 6, 2022
After a strong start to the year, volatility in markets has risen. Investors appear concerned that the Federal Reserve (Fed) may reduce policy accommodation at a faster rate than previously expected. At the same time, the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield has jumped from a low of 1.35% in late December to above 1.70% for the first time since April 2021.
As a business developer, I constantly look for new, streamlined ways to improve my methodologies. I recently came across a method that is simplistic in the best way possible (credit to my brother-in-law).
The FORD method is a communication tool that can be used across organizations and industries to improve your relationships and land more clients. FORD is an acronym that stands for Family, Occupation, Recreation, and Dreams.
January 13, 2022
Companies that contract with state and local agencies in Pennsylvania can access a lot of information about an agency’s bidding process through strategic Right to Know Law (RTKL) requests.
Under the RTKL, all agency records are presumed to be public and disclosable unless an exemption or privilege applies. There are three key exemptions to be aware of when requesting records relating to the contracting process: