The company failed to notify 57 million users of a breach in October 2016. Two employees tasked with handling the response process have left the company, including Uber in-house attorney Craig Clark, who reported to the company’s chief security officer.
Behind the massive breaches at Yahoo Inc. and Equifax Inc., U.S. lawmakers grilled executives from these companies on Capitol Hill Wednesday about what’s being done to protect consumers from future incursions.
In the first of three hearings with congressional committees scheduled for this week, attorneys from Facebook, Google and Twitter gathered Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to testify about Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
For many companies, a major piece of the marketing strategy now includes digital advertising. And while this offers an excellent tool for building a brand, there are a number of risks to consider.
This is where in-house counsel have a major role to play in protecting the company.
A key document in Uber’s court battle with Waymo was finally been made public Monday evening, which shows what Uber execs, including some in the legal department, knew ahead of Uber’s acquisition of Otto.
As the trial date nears in the high-stakes battle between Uber Technologies Inc. and Google Inc. driverless car unit Waymo, the two giants are disputing whether Uber chief legal officer Salle Yooshould be made available.
More legal departments are seizing the opportunity to implement legal operations programs to lower spend and increase efficiency. Amid this legal ops movement, one organization, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, has emerged as both a catalyst for change and an ongoing example of the movement's success.
Legal operations has been around for years, decades even. But the movement appears to be having a moment. Though implementing new technologies and processes to drive operational change has often not been the focus of the majority of legal departments in the past, there is now discussion that legal ops professionals may soon become commonplace at companies.
For close to a decade, the Federal Trade Commission has been trying to get its hands on documents from drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., resulting in a yearslong dispute over what documents and communications are protected when an in-house counsel is involved.
In the Goulston & Storrs 2017 General Counsel Survey, fifteen percent of GCs or in-house counsel say they have the most difficulty identifying exposures, and this emerging risk is reshaping their role.
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