CBLR Seeking Submissions for 2018 Survey Issue

Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 7:12 pm, by Que Newbill

The Columbia Business Law Review is pleased to announce its 2018 survey topic:

The Intersection of Law, Business, and Emerging Technologies

Technological advancements are rapidly changing the business law landscape. Emerging technologies often push regulatory boundaries and lead counsel to take greater legal risks than are necessary in traditional business settings. M&A today frequently involves important IP components, and startups are electing to stay private longer with fewer IPOs. Wearables and the internet of things have become increasingly ubiquitous and collect an unprecedented amount of sensitive consumer data, while internet service providers, social networks, and search engines compete to do the same. The actions of the small startup and internet behemoth alike raise questions of competition, data privacy, consumer protection, security, and employee rights. The 2017–2018 survey seeks to address the most pressing legal issues implicated by emerging technologies and the companies and venture capital behind them. CBLR encourages all authors to submit articles to submissions.cblr@gmail.com.

Topics may include:
• Issues raised by new technologies themselves, including drones, autonomous cars, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, wearables and the internet of things
• Issues related to the regulation of the fintech, biotech, telecommunications markets
• Data privacy, cyber security, consumer data protection
• Venture capital, startups, and the role of in-house counsel at tech companies