Data protection agreements are an important part of EU-US relations, and the Privacy Shield pact and Umbrella Agreement will continue under Donald Trump's administration, EU Justice Commissioner VA>ra JourovA told EurActiv Czech Republic . Despite questions remaining on how Donald Trump will approach the European Union, Justice Commissioner JourovA is confident that his administration will not backtrack on crucial data protection agreements.
During its Thursday meeting, Academic Council heard a proposal for a new master's degree program and debated changes to the faculty handbook. Robert Calderbank, Charles S. Sydnor professor of computer science and director of the Information Initiative at Duke, and Tom Nechyba, professor of economics and director of the Social Science Research Initiative, presented their proposal for a new master's degree in interdisciplinary data science.
American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are investigating wiretapped communications and financial transactions to determine any possible links between Russia and associates of President-elect Donald Trump, according to news reports Thursday. Paul Manafort, the president-elect's former campaign chairman, is among the associates under investigation, top U.S. officials told The New York Times.
The dollar and U.S. Treasury yields gained on Thursday after a batch of solid economic data, while Wall Street indexes slipped as investors held back a day ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Oil futures rallied from one-week lows after the International Energy Agency said crude markets were tightening.
Interoperability is a key component of improving research and the ability of healthcare investigators to achieve improvements, says one of the nation's largest healthcare IT organizations. That's among the comments submitted by the American Medical Informatics Association, known as AMIA, for ways to compel researchers to improve the sharing of their work.
Corporation Counsel Steve Patton after Mayor Emanuel delivered a special address about police department matters to the Chicago City Council Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015. Corporation Counsel Steve Patton after Mayor Emanuel delivered a special address about police department matters to the Chicago City Council Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015.
Jan 19 Costco Wholesale Corp will pay $11.75 million to resolve claims that some of its pharmacies filled improper or incomplete prescriptions for controlled substances, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Under the settlement, Costco acknowledged that from 2012 to 2015, some of its pharmacies dispensed drugs without complying with the Controlled Substances Act and related regulations, the Justice Department said.
Oracle America Inc. on Wednesday was sued by the Department of Labor for allegedly favoring people of Indian descent in hiring while paying white men more than women and minorities, making it the third major Silicon Valley company to land in the labor enforcer's crosshairs in less than a year. Oracle, represented by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe senior counsel Gary Sinsicalco, is also accused of failing to turn over compensation and hiring data in violation of rules that apply to federal government contractors.
International Data Group, the owner of PCWorld magazine and market researcher IDC, on Thursday said it was being acquired by China Oceanwide Holdings Group and IDG Capital, the investment management firm run by IDG China executive Hugo Shong. It is the latest technology and media asset to be sold to Chinese investors, following deals for U.S. companies last year such as television producer Dick Clark Productions, and customer satisfaction firm J.D. Power and Associates.