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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 Business Organizations/Finance/Public Policy/Volume V

An Implied Yet Mandatory Contractual Duty: its Development and Implications

By Nicole Farahan The Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Contracting parties can choose to waive many duties. One duty, however, cannot be waived nor contracted around: the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing (the “Covenant”). Even though the duty is not explicitly stated in an agreement between contracting parties, hence… 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

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 Public Policy/Real Estate/Volume IV

Upzoning and How CA SB 9 May Fall Short of Changing the California Build Environment in 2022

By Shantal Malmed It is no secret that California is one of the most expensive states to live in. The state boasts excellent weather, an expanding tech scene[1], and a melting pot of diverse cultures and ethnicities.[2] According to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), from 2010 to 2020, “the state added 3.2 times… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Employment/Public Policy/Volume IV

Why ESG Matters for Big Law Firms

by Philip Chang Modern investors use myriad non-financial metrics to assess the economic sustainability of potential companies to invest in. One of the most relevant viability standards is Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”).[1] The “environment” factor in ESG refers to a company’s efforts to conserve the natural world. From a corporation’s perspective, this concerns a… Keep Reading

The Effects of the GameStop Market Disruption

by Marquis Cardwell The GameStop market disruption has exposed the strength of self-directed investors and the power of online forums, which will force investment institutions to adapt their strategies to the rapidly growing market forces. This market disruption was spurred by r/wallstreetbets, a Reddit forum that actively targets stocks that have a possibility of exploiting… Keep Reading

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