CBLR Seeking Submissions for 2019 Survey Issue

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

The Columbia Business Law Review is pleased to announce its 2019 survey topic:

Business, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy

Technology and globalism are rapidly changing the business law landscape. With new ways to store information and communicate across borders, the legal community is presented with novel challenges regarding privacy in the modern era. These issues are readily apparent as emerging technologies and regulations change the relationship consumers have with companies. However, they also come up in more nuanced contexts than one might expect. Cross-border investigations often raise questions involving what information is privileged and where constitutional protections, such as the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against illegal search and seizure, apply. In addition, many companies now use big data for a host of online services—such as social media, banking, shopping, and advertising—making cybersecurity law increasingly important. With new technologies becoming more prevalent, questions about government surveillance and consumer data have been brought to the forefront, specifically in the context of businesses that have a large consumer base. The 2018–19 Survey seeks to address the most pressing privacy and cybersecurity issues implicated by globalism and new technologies.

Topics may include:
• The relationship between consumers and businesses in the 21st Century and how it is affected by new regulations pertaining to data privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity
• The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its effect on multinational companies’ compliance
• Issues raised by new technologies themselves, including drones, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things
• Consumer privacy and how it relates to FinTech, social media, and corporations generally
• Issues related to government surveillance and the use of big data stored by technology companies
• The impact of cybercrimes, such as hacking, and cross-border investigations on businesses
• Issues raised by shareholder derivative suits arising from company data breaches

Volume 2018, Issue 2 Now Available

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

The second issue of the Columbia Business Law Review‘s 2018 Volume is now available in print and online. Read the full issue here.

CBLR Seeking Submissions for 2018 Survey Issue

Monday, August 28th, 2017

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

Please note the submission period is now closed.