Something’s Happened to the Doctor Patient Relationship

Friday, February 21st, 2020

The doctor / patient relationship is one predicated on trust. In any relationship, a certain degree of trust is eroded when one feels that the other isn’t 100% present during a conversation. The doctor / patient relationship suffers when the inputting of EMR (electronic medical records) seems to take precedence over communicating directly to the […]

Vulcan Insight: Analysis of the Latest EU Developments

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Money, money, money: the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework showdown continues Every seven years, EU leaders descend on the European Council’s headquarters for a multi-layered, rhetorical fight-to-the-death ‘battle royal’ to agree the EU’s seven-year Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) budget. Following months of proposals and internal negotiations by the Commission, Council and Parliament, European Council President Charles […]

How NLP Can Distil Value From Businesses’ Own Internal Data

Friday, February 21st, 2020

In romantic comedies it’s not uncommon for the main character to realize their best friend – out of familiarity overlooked – is actually the one they’ve been looking for all along… The point is that it is often easy to overlook the value of what is sitting right in front of you. In a similar […]

Shaping Europe’s Digital Future: Commission Presents Strategies for Data and Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Today, the Commission unveils its ideas and actions for a digital transformation that works for all, reflecting the best of Europe: open, fair, diverse, democratic and confident. It presents a European society powered by digital solutions that put people first, opens up new opportunities for businesses, and boosts the development of trustworthy technology to foster an open and democratic […]

Pandemics – What Employers Need to Know

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The coronavirus has been a matter of public concern for weeks. There are already several cases of the highly contagious lung disease in Germany. Health experts are currently still talking about an epidemic, i.e. a locally restricted infectious disease, but it could quickly turn into a pandemic – a transnational and transcontinental disease. In this […]

CCPA Revised Regulations

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra released revised draft regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) late last week. The AG will accept comments on the revisions until February 25, 2020. The regulations are not yet final, and because the AG has added an additional notice and comment period, it is likely that additional […]

Nonprofit Alert: Proposed Changes to Reporting of Gifts-in-Kind

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

On February 10, 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) intended to improve transparency around how not-for-profit organizations present and disclose contributed nonfinancial assets, also known as gifts-in-kind. Contributed nonfinancial assets includes fixed assets such as land and buildings, materials and supplies such as food, clothing and pharmaceuticals […]

Companies’ Failed Request to Block Enforcement of AB 5 Signals Uphill Battle for Challengers

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Another California federal judge has denied a request to block the enforcement of California Assembly Bill (AB) 5 while the lawsuit challenging the statute is pending. Specifically, in Olson, et al. v. State of California, et al., No. 2:19-cv-10956 (Olson), currently pending in the Central District of California, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee on Feb. 10, […]

Vulcan Insight: Analysis of the latest EU Developments

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Irish Election Fallout: The rocky road to government formation The results of last week’s general election have delivered one of the biggest shocks to the political system in a century. An appetite for change has seen Sinn Féin surge to take its place as the most popular party in the country, with an impressive 24.5% […]

A New Tax Credit is Available for Americans in France

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

When you’re a U.S. citizen, you normally report on your U.S. individual income tax return the money that you made on U.S. soil as well the money that you made abroad regardless of the country where you live, and you pay U.S. income tax, as appropriate. However, you are allowed to take a credit, on your U.S. individual income tax return, […]