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CIOs Examine “Wild West of Big Data”

Kelly T. Slaughter, clinical professor of information systems at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Gavin D.?áGeorge, an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, LLP, recently released a?áwhite paper that explores the norms and regulations of social data. ?Ç£Taming the Wild West of Big Data” is the first in a series of white papers to come out of a meeting of several top?áNorth Texas chief information officers earlier this year. The event, created by the Metroplex Technology Business?áCouncil, included the CIOs from Texas Instruments, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and AT&T. The white paper discusses some of the challenges big data poses as the industry develops in a social media?áculture. Excerpted from the Dallas Business Journal Confidential. The full article is available here.

Haynes and Boone Prepares One-of-a-Kind Portfolio on Social Media Law, Published by Bloomberg BNA

A team of Haynes and Boone attorneys led by partner David Bell ?áprepared a comprehensive guide to the corporate legal issues associated with social media that has just been released by Bloomberg BNA. Corporate Practice Series Portfolio No. 91,?áSocial Media Law, is the first and only portfolio on social media law in the BNA series. ?áVisit the Haynes and Boone website for more information and access to the Portfolio on Social Media Law.

PBGC Releases Proposed Rules Regarding Premiums for 2014

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (?Ç£PBGC?Ç¥) recently released proposed rules meant to make PBGC?ÇÖs premium rules more effective and less burdensome.?á The proposed rules would, among other things, simplify and streamline premium due dates by establishing a single due date for both flat rate and variable rate premiums regardless of plan size, coordinate the due date for terminating plans with the termination process, clarify the computation of the premium funding target, reduce the maximum penalty for delinquent filers that self-correct, and expand premium penalty relief. ?áThe proposed premium rule changes are effective for plan years beginning in 2014. The proposed rule can be found here. Drafts of forms and instructions implementing the proposed rule changes can be found?áhere.

August 2013