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In the 2000 film Dude, Where’s My Car? the primary characters wake up after a night of partying wondering what transpired the night before, or, as Ashton Kutcher said it best, “Dude, where’s my car?” In a recently decided matter in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the court made it clear that a plaintiff can’t leave these types of questions unanswered and must be able to piece together the chain of events leading to an injury to sustain a cause of action.
A roundup of recent cyber related developments including: non-material damages under the GDPR; data protection laws in Asia-Pacific; cyber attacks in the education sector; regulation of cryptoassets; blockchain in the pharmaceutical industry; challenges presented by autonomous vehicles; and algorithms as a new emerging risk.
Case review 09/10/2019
On 16 September 2019, Swindon College announced that it had been the target of a cyber-attack that had resulted in the unauthorised access of personal data of both present and former staff and students. This is just the latest in a growing number of cyber-attacks on the education sector.
A novel legal argument before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana may re-shape the way we think of Title IX claims moving forward.
Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, recently signed Florida’s new antihazing law, referred to as “Andrew’s Law”. Andrew’s Law is effective October 1, 2019. Pennsylvania institutions of higher education may be familiar with many of the provisions of Andrew’s Law after the implementation of the Commonwealth’s own antihazing law, the “Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law,” began in 2018.
Universities will welcome the recent guidance provided by the Court of Appeal to students contemplating judicial review or/and a complaint to the Office for Independent Adjudication.
Case review 22/03/2018
On Monday 19 March judgment was handed down in the above action in which Kennedys was instructed.