Lawyers Say New Digital Pill Raises Consent, Data Security Issues
While acknowledging the possible medical and financial benefits of a pill embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors if and when patients take their prescribed medication, health care and data privacy lawyers warned about consent and data security issues associated with the new technology.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to decide whether the nation's workplace anti-bias law bars sexual orientation discrimination. The justices may soon have another opportunity to take up the closely watched question. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments Sept. 26.
Craig A. Newman, James Zucker and Peter Kurtz discuss a recent decision which underscores the complexities and fact-specific nature of asserting the privilege in data breach litigation, especially when materials serve purposes other than those related to legal advice and when forensic investigators are not retained and directed by external counsel.
A related penalty, that psychiatrist Zeinab Elbaz be evaluated by a professional medical conduct committee to determine whether she should undergo a psychiatric evaluation herself, was also not disproportionate.
The threat of cyberattack looms large for law firms. In 2016, the year of the breach," a seemingly endless barrage of law firm security incidents were front and center in industry news and the pace hasn t slowed.
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