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From LabMD to AMG: Where Should the FTC Go From Here?

By Lauren Dickstein Have you ever agreed to a company’s privacy policy, had blood work tested by a lab, or purchased something online? If so, your personal information, or “data,” has been subject to regulation by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). Today’s data-driven services and products advertise bettering consumers’ lives by saving time, money, or… Keep Reading

Posted on in Capital Markets/Government/Investment/Public Policy/Volume V

Agency Activism: The SEC’s Climate-Related Disclosure Proposal

By Steven Moore In March of 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new climate-related disclosure requirements for public companies listed in the United States. This new regulatory scheme would compel public companies to provide certain climate-related financial data and greenhouse gas emission insights in public disclosure filings. While applauded by climate-conscious activists and… Keep Reading

Posted on in Cybersecurity/Government/Public Policy/Technology/Volume V

Cyber Resilience: Why Cyberattacks Are No Longer Unforeseeable

By Sophie Sahagun Online databases are a part of modern life in both the public and private sectors. Organizations and companies that store personal data of employees and users must acknowledge that hacking and data breaches are now a permanent part of life at any entity reliant on computer technology. Such companies must redesign their… Keep Reading

Posted on in Government/Manufacturing/Public Policy/Technology/Volume V

The True Cost of Bringing Fully Automated Vehicles to Market: An Analysis of the Liability Implications to Come

By Sharifa Hurt The introduction of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) to the auto market is expected to yield many benefits. Crash causation studies have found that human drivers were a primary cause of the over 5 million car crashes in the U.S. annually.[1] Autonomous vehicles may greatly reduce driver recognition error, the factor that is… Keep Reading

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Data Privacy Complications in the Modern Era

By Elizabeth Lee Recent advancements in technology now allow for information to be very easily accessed and disseminated.  Accordingly, it has become increasingly important for corporations to monitor the ways in which they collect and protect consumers’ data.  However, this data has also proven to provide corporations with valuable insight into consumer activity. As a… Keep Reading

Posted on in Finance/Government/Real Estate/Volume V

Why the Next Housing Crash Won’t Cause Another Great Recession

By Benjamin Miles The word on Wall Street is a recession is looming. After all, we are technically in a recession, given that in the last two consecutive quarters, the economy has contracted. With the unemployment rate at 3.7% and housing prices still near recent highs, many are reluctant to describe the current economy as a recession.… Keep Reading

Posted on in Government/Public Policy/Technology/Volume V

Direct-to Consumer Genetic Testing Companies: Is Genetic Data Adequately Protected in the Absence of HIPPA?

By Elisabeth Nations Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies such as 23andMe are founded on collecting customers’ private health information, yet this sensitive data is not protected by strong federal legislation. Even the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the touchstone for protecting health data in the United States, does not apply to these… Keep Reading

Posted on in Government/Volume IV

A Short Examination of Antitrust in the Video Game Industry

By Philip Chang Introduction             In recent years, antitrust prosecutors have shifted their focus to the technology industry. Antitrust litigation and attempts to regulate monopolistic corporate practices have existed since the late 1800s. The Sherman Act, the first antitrust law passed in 1890, was considered a “comprehensive charter of economic liberty aimed at preserving free… Keep Reading

Wind Energy ETFs and REITs for the Win(D)

By Lindsey Sporrer Introduction The United States is on track to realize the current administration’s goal of having 100% green electricity power the nation’s grid by 2035 and the more-ambitious goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.[1]  Of the ways to achieve this green electricity goal including solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact small… Keep Reading

Posted on in Finance/Government/Investment/Public Policy/Volume III

Community Credit Unions, California State Credit Unions, and Community Banks: American Bankers (2019) Reignites the Tax Exemption Debate and Highlights an Opportunity

By Johnathan Bender            I. Introduction: Already serving over 122.3 million members throughout the United States and with over $1.5 trillion in assets, credit unions (CU) have successfully competed with both small and large commercial banks for consumers over many decades.[1] As the CU membership field requirements are being relaxed and the services offered are being… Keep Reading

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