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

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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