By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

BIS requests comments on emerging technology software

The US Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security has requested comments on a proposed rule which would impose export controls on software that operates nucleic acid assemblers and synthesisers and is capable of generating certain pathogens and toxins without the need to acquire controlled genetic elements and organisms. BIS has determined that the software could be exploited for biological …

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About Michael O'Kane

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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