Privacy

CCPA Tipping the Scales: Balancing individual Privacy with Corporate Innovation for a Comprehensive Federal Data Protection Law

SAHARA WILLIAMS, Practicing engineer, fourteen-year entrepreneur. J.D., 2020, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law focused on Intellectual Property Law. Over the past ten years, reported data breaches in the U.S. have increased from 656 breaches, exposing 35.7 million records, to 1,244 breaches, exposing 446.52 million records, at the end of 2018. Doing the […]

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Online Exclusive: Cryptocurrency Law for Retail Investors

Although cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are often likened to the Old Wild West, that does not mean there are not any laws governing them. While many issues surrounding the decade-old digital asset remain unclear or unregulated, there are some practices that can get the average retail investor in trouble. For example, federal policies adopted in 2017 impact taxes on cryptocurrency and participation in initial coin offerings. More regulations are likely — and that could be a good or bad thing, depending on whom you ask. This plain-language primer provides an overview of the most common legal issues that investors need to be aware of and what the future may hold.

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(Implicit) Consent to Intimacy

There is convincing evidence that persons in nursing homes, even persons with dementia in its later stages, benefit physically, mentally, and emotionally from close contact with loved ones, including conversation, touch, hugs and embraces, kissing, and sex. Nevertheless, nursing homes often discourage ongoing intimate relationships because of logistical, financial, and other considerations.

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Suddenly, Employers are Exposed to Large Jury Verdicts for their Employees’ HIPAA Violations

Hannah Kaufman Joseph (Attorney Profile) Marc A. Menkveld (Attorney Profile) Katz & Korin, P.C. 334 N. Senate Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46204 More info on the firm’s Blog, Facebook, and Twitter On November 14, 2014, the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a $1.44 million jury verdict against Walgreen Company (“Walgreen”) for a pharmacist’s breach of privacy obligations. [1]. The […]

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