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The risks of overbroad confidentiality commitments

USA - November 19 2020 A recent decision out of California serves as a stark reminder for counsel to draft employee confidentiality contracts thoughtfully. California, like…

Peter Jaffe, Menachem Kaplan, Maj Vaseghi

Freshfields team authors step-by-step approach to common privacy issues that arise in investigations in GIR’s newest data privacy publication

USA - October 27 2020 US privacy law doesn’t come up often in US investigations—but that doesn’t mean you can ignore it. Well-known laws like HIPAA arise in healthcare…

Allie Bian, Peter Jaffe

Part II: Section 230 and Proposals for Revision - Some Critical Commentary on Executive Branch Updates

USA - September 28 2020 Yesterday we reviewed the history of Section 230, which has provided online platforms safe harbor from liability over content posted by third parties…

Xanthia Hargreaves, Peter Jaffe, Menachem Kaplan

Part I: The History and Evolution of Section 230

USA - September 25 2020 “Section 230” is a buzz word of late—heard on the Hill, on Pennsylvania Avenue, and now in the (virtual) board rooms of companies that allow their…

Xanthia Hargreaves, Peter Jaffe, Menachem Kaplan

Unblurring videoconferencing legal risks

USA - April 2 2020 As people continue to keep their physical distance, companies are quickly implementing off-the-shelf videoconferencing tools to maintain visual…

Timothy Harkness, Peter Jaffe, Menachem Kaplan