Herrera v. Wyoming: A Continuation of the United States’ Tumultuous Relationship with Indigenous People and its Contentious Implications

In recent years, the Supreme Court of the United States has become increasingly embroiled in Native American disputes. In 2016, the Court heard arguments in Dollar General Corp v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, which posed the question of whether a tribal court had jurisdiction to hear a non-tribal matter. Dollar Gen. Corp. v. Miss.…

In Defense of Cambridge Analytica: We Really Should be Blaming Surveillance Capitalism

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued Cambridge Analytica’s epitaph in late November 2019, when it published its settlement opinion. So, it came as a surprise to many Twitter users on January 1, 2020 as they scrolled through their feeds and read: “Data analytics firm #SCLGroup shut down amidst scandal when extensive data work in the…

The Business Roundtable’s New Statement on a Corporation’s Purpose: Embody or Avoid?

Since 1978, the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies, has been issuing annual statements regarding the purpose of a corporation. Each statement, from 1978 to 2018, has claimed that “corporations exist principally to serve shareholders.” Business Roundtable Redefines the Purpose of a Corporation to Promote ‘An Economy That Serves…

Smartphones and Compelled Decryption: An Interview with Attorney David Rangaviz

Under what circumstances can a citizen be forced to unlock their smartphone for government inspection? On March 6, 2019, the Supreme Judicial Court decided Commonwealth v. Dennis Jones, in which the Court held that the government can compel a suspect to unlock their smartphone, and so disclose all of its contents, if it proves beyond…

Promises and Perils of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Workshop Report

In the final post of the Promises and Perils of Emerging Health Innovations blog symposium, Leo Beletsky and the team from Health in Justice Action Lab provide a summary of an event held in conjunction with the Center for Health Policy and Law’s 2019 annual health law conference. The Promises and Perils of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) workshop was held on April 13, 2019 and convened experts, practitioners, experts, and other stakeholders to brainstorm strategies with the goal to “maximize the benefits of PDMPs, while minimizing harms.” Visit the Health in Justice Action Lab website (linked below) for information on this and other projects underway. 

How the Internet and The Mapping of the Human Genome Disrupted the Teaching of Health Law: Does The 21st Century Really Change Everything?

Promises and Perils of Emerging Health Innovations Blog Symposium We are pleased to present this symposium featuring commentary from participants in the Center for Health Policy and Law’s annual conference, Promises and Perils of Emerging Health Innovations, held on April 11-12, 2019 at Northeastern University School of Law. As a note, additional detailed analyses of issues discussed during…

Measuring Health Privacy – Part II

Promises and Perils of Emerging Health Innovations Blog Symposium We are pleased to present this symposium featuring commentary from participants in the Center for Health Policy and Law’s annual conference, Promises and Perils of Emerging Health Innovations, held on April 11-12, 2019 at Northeastern University School of Law. As a note, additional detailed analyses of…

Measuring Health Privacy – Part I

Promises and Perils of Emerging Health Innovations Blog Symposium We are pleased to present this symposium featuring commentary from participants in the Center for Health Policy and Law’s annual conference, Promises and Perils of Emerging Health Innovations, held on April 11-12, 2019 at Northeastern University School of Law. As a note, additional detailed analyses of…

A Delicate Balance: Proposed Regulations May Upset the Tension Between Accessibility and Privacy of Health Information

Promises and Perils of Emerging Health Innovations Blog Symposium We are pleased to present this symposium featuring commentary from participants in the Center for Health Policy and Law’s annual conference, Promises and Perils of Emerging Health Innovations, held on April 11-12, 2019 at Northeastern University School of Law. Throughout the two-day conference, speakers and attendees discussed…