Newsletter - October 7, 2022

Published weekly on Friday, the Newsletter covers the latest in legal, talent & tech. Newsletter - October 7, 2022


SCOTUS Will Take Case Challenging Legal Immunity for Tech Sites - Gonzalez v. Google seeks to hold Google legally liable for a deadly 2015 Paris terrorist attack, alleging the site recommended ISIS videos to users and boosted terrorist content. More here

Data Protection Bill On Hold As Digital Secretary Suggests Changes to GDPR Replacement - The new digital secretary, Michelle Donelan, re-affirmed the UKs commitment to move away from the EU's legislation and to create a data regime that will be 'simpler and clearer' for businesses. More here.

ILTA Annual Technology Survey - The International Legal Technology Association presented the results of their survey from 541 firms representing 126k attorneys. Respondents were asked about infrastructure, video conferencing, computer preferences (hardware and software). Explore the results here.

Despite VC slowdown, Fintech Startups are Still Hiring - Among the seven fintech companies of the top 50 startups (as listed by LinkedIn), there are 125 open roles (with 87% being remote). More here.  

Kim Kardashian Pays >$1M To Settle SEC Charges Against Crypto Promotions - Kardashian agreed to pay over $1M to settle the charges brought against her for touting a crypto asset on Instagram. She also will not promote crypto assets for three years and will cooperate in an ongoing investigation. More here

Kirkland & Ellis Announces Largest Partner Class Ever - 193 new partners will be welcomed this year. The firm opted not to show photos of its new partnership class, which has caused some diversity concerns and questions about if these new partners will enter the equity ranks. More here

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