Legal BlackBook

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JULY 2018
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Chad Renfro
EDITOR'S NOTE
Now that you’ve wrapped your mind around the General Data Protection Regulation, you can relax, right? Wrong. There’s the EU’s upcoming ePrivacy Regulation to consider and California just passed the country’s toughest privacy law. On the litigation front, an expert suggests that hacking may lead to cases of absolute liability. And cyberattacks loom over international arbitration. It may be summer, but there’s work to be done. READ
David Hechler, Editor-in-Chief
INTERVIEW: TODD BENOFF / ALSTON & BIRD
Todd Benoff is immersed in what has to be one of the more challenging areas of cybersecurity litigation. This is where science fiction lands in court. He co-leads Alston & Bird’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Team and is focused on the cybersecurity issues that are unique to those vehicles—which may rapidly push into uncharted terrain. READ
By Olivier P. André, Hagit M. Elul and Pavlos Petrovas
In today’s environment of ever-escalating data breaches in all sectors of society, international arbitration is not immune to cyberattacks. And a failure to implement defensive measures may have dramatic consequences for the players involved. That’s why three organizations joined forces to draft a proposed protocol to mitigrate the risks. READ
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BART HUFFMAN / REED SMITH

Reed Smith’s Bart Huffman has been busy advising clients about the General Data Protection Regulation, which has roiled companies on both sides of the Atlantic. And while he’s doing that, he may also be asked to discuss another new rule expected to be adopted soon in Europe. READ
By David Hechler
It’s the set-up question for so many stories. A reporter asks a group of general counsel, or a moderator asks a panel of them at a conference, “What keeps you up at night?”  Is it time to give these articles a rest? READ
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