blogging beyond

We have a lot of opinions and ideas—and we are not shy about sharing them. Here, you will find fresh content from the Sequel team and guest bloggers about the latest legal, Internet, technology and market developments and trends. Have an idea for a future topic to be addressed and discussed in our blog? Please contact us at with your idea.

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  1. State Attorneys General $5.5 Million Fine Signals the Critical Importance of Data Security

  2. Sequel Affiliate is Approved for Privacy Shield: an Essential Step for Doing Business in the EU

  3. You Can’t Outsource Liability for Failure To Protect Data – Fine Issued for Negligence in Overseeing a Vendor’s Performance

  4. UK Authority Warns Small Companies: “Data Protection Laws Apply to You” Fining an SME £60,000 for Failing To Take Basic Steps


what's bugging blakeslee?

These days, there are a lot of things that bug our founding partner, Melise Blakeslee. Odds are, you will find her insights and opinions provocative.

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  1. Ignoring EU Data Law Is Still Not an Option

  2. The EU-US “Privacy Shield” Is Not a Good Fit for Most U.S. Businesses

  3. In Spite of the “Privacy Shield” U.S. Businesses Will Still Seek Data Protection Guidance

  4. After Raging Bull Ruling, Statute of Limitations is Meaningless in Copyright