The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) is releasing a free summer 2017 edition of its legal journal dedicated to privacy and data protection law.
The IADC's journal, Defense Counsel Journal (DCJ) will release two issues of its “Privacy Project V,” with the first coming out this summer and the second being released in the fall. In the issues, IADC members discuss a variety of legal privacy topics that are growing more important to the public on a global scale each year.
For instance, 91 percent of adults shared in a Pew Research Center study agree that consumers do not have control of how their personal information is being collected and used by companies and technology.
“We are reminded in our daily lives of the importance of privacy – particularly in matters or with business impacted by social media, e-discovery, text messaging and instant messaging,” Eve B. Masinter, co-chair of the IADC’s Privacy Project V Editorial Board and a partner with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP in New Orleans, said in a press release. “Privacy must be protected worldwide by our constitutions and laws.”
Topics found in the summer issue are designed to keep attorneys abreast on the new information and changing trends regarding privacy and related areas of law. Subjects covered in the issue include product liability laws related to the internet, metadata in litigation, data breach class actions, email evidence in litigation, among other topics.
“It is critical that attorneys, who are increasingly giving advice on the balance between privacy and other rights and interests, remain engaged and informed on the latest developments and insights that impact this developing area of the law,” S. Gordon McKee, also co-chair of the IADC’s Privacy Project V Editorial Board and a partner with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto said in the release.
The DCJ quarterly journal focuses on legal scholarly writings by members of the IADC, a worldwide organization of corporate and insurance defense attorneys and insurance executives that holds 2,500 members.
View the DCJ's summer 2017 issue at www.iadclaw.org.