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Volume V

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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 Cybersecurity/Government/Technology/Trade/Volume V

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

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