Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Act) has been amended by the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) (the Amending Act). The Amending Act introduces a mandatory data breach notification regime where an “eligible data breach” occurs. The amendments will commence on February 23, 2018, unless they are proclaimed to commence earlier.
Information technology lawyers weigh in on the question of data ownership following the GDPR's passage.
Sarah E. Coyne
The privacy and security regulations under HIPAA have evolved into a long and winding regulatory road with more hurdles to come, as some of the rules are not yet promulgated.
Leonard Bennett & Paul Bland
JPMorgan Chase's policy of forced arbitration hurts customers by keeping them from their day in court, consumer protection attorneys warn.
Patrick J. Perotti
In the world of class actions, one well-executed idea can make an entire career.
Kelly L. Frey Sr.
New technologies open up new ways for children to be exploited online. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act offers a solution.
Listed environmental lawyers share their thoughts on who should be leading the current sustainability movement.
Divide and Conquer: Plaintiffs Need a Single Forum that Accommodates the Realities of Contemporary Economic Activity
David A. Mazie and David M. Estes
The growth of mass tort litigation tracks with industries’ shift to mass marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical and consumer products on a national scale.
Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva and Camila Taliberti Ribeiro da Silva
A change of paradigm is urgent and requires a robust legislation on personal data protection.
Kelly L. Frey Sr.
It is always important to remember that our world is largely the result of fortunate accidents.
Understanding custody issues in California courts.
Anna Viladàs Jené
After many years of negotiations, on 27 April 2016, the European Regulation concerning the protection of individuals in respect of the processing of personal data and the free movement of this data (hereafter, “the Regulation”), has finally seen the light of day.
Hugh F. Murray III
Another Challenge to NCAA’s Financial Structure
Aaron George and Laura Jehl
FinTech companies are disrupting traditional financial models—and creating new data privacy concerns.
Fausta M. Albi
New laws that impact California employers.
The primary question will likely come down to whether or not cell phone data and location records are protected interests under the Fourth Amendment.
Holly K. Towle
One answer is that it’s bleak.
The FTC, on Jan. 5, 2017, filed a complaint in the Northern District of California against an IoT device manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiary for failure to take reasonable steps to secure the products that they sell to the United States market.
What are ‘Reasonable Steps’ to Protect Personal Information’? 5 Key Lessons from the Privacy Commissioner’s Determinations
It is important to implement reasonable steps to protect any personal information they hold against misuse, interference, loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
Until the law enters into force in 2018, stock companies will continue to be unable to voluntarily delist from the stock market and are compelled to find other ways to do so.
How Germany's Law Firm of the Year in Information Technology is leading the way.
Albert E. Peacock III
Understanding Liability and Limitations Under Maritime Law
In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, multiple plaintiffs sued Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) in a California state court to recover damages allegedly caused by their use of BMS’ anti-clotting drug, Plavix.
In recent years, there’s been a significant increase in product liability lawsuits filed in California.
Chad W. King
In Ernest Cline’s dystopian novel "Ready Player One," the world’s population is addicted to a virtual reality game called the OASIS.
Chalat Hatten & Banker
Ski area operators and skiers should heed new developments to the Ski Safety Act and the Premises Liability Act.