Uber has incurred significant legal and reputational exposure as a result of the way that the company handled the breach. In the coming months, there will be a great deal of information and regulatory and judicial action that will act as guidance, or more precisely, a checklist of what-not-to-do, for companies that suffer a data breach.
A new legal structure that bestows and monitors trust must be employed. Is decentralization of traditional, gigantic central bank repositories of data the answer? Is blockchain technology the new path that the legal industry should take to sustain in the digital age? Let us consider the most significant implications of decentralized technologies to the legal industry.
Craig Nazzaro, Brad Rustin and John Jennings
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
The proliferation of cryptocurrency and blockchain is being driven by the efficiencies and protections afforded to early adopters. The operational efficiencies and resulting cost savings are readily apparent in the financial services industry and are equally coveted by the entities trying to implement them and by the customers who will benefit from the implementation. However, neither party can fully enjoy these benefits without first understanding and overcoming the various regulatory hurdles.
Cybersecurity is a hydra of complexity. Keeping a grasp on it requires constant re-education. What no one tells you: managing your company’s cyber vulnerability demands a willingness for personal vulnerability. Being honest about our cyber risks is painful. And scary.
Alan Friel and Stephanie Lucas
The importance of promoting brands and products on digital platforms has continued to grow as advertisers are learning how to use social media to reach out to specific populations by harnessing the power and goodwill of the people on these platforms that are popular with and influence particular niche groups of interest. These so-called “influencers” can have thousands, or even millions and tens of millions of followers. But when is the influencer an objective critic, and when is she a paid spokesperson?
Panelists at ALM Cybersecure 2017 Delved Into the Year’s Biggest Legal Technology Buzzwords and the Hype Fueling Their Popularity
Legal technology has no shortage of buzzwords. The latest slew to take the industry by storm were the topic conversation in a Dec. 5 panel at ALM’s CyberSecure event in New York.
Hanley Chew and Eric Ball
The growing acceptance of biometric data as a form of identification for employees means that many employers will likely have to face issues covered in state legislation in the immediate future.
Since the start of the digital media era, content industries have engaged in a tug-of-war with courts over whether the identity of defendants accused of violating plaintiffs’ rights, via online distribution, can be revealed.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a win for ESPN in a lawsuit that accused the company of sharing the personal identities of customers, who used the sports network’s Roku streaming application, with data analytics companies.
Sonia Cheng, Eckhard Herych, and Richard MacDonald
Many corporations around the globe are preparing for May 2018, when Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement kicks in. The regulation encompasses a wide range of nuanced privacy requirements that can be challenging to operationalize. In particular, requirements around the rights of European data subjects — which include the right to be forgotten and rights to access, rectification and objection to processing — will be some of the most difficult to address.
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