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An End to Corporate Abuse of Personal Information?

By: Christian Batallas, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On June 28, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This revolutionary privacy regulation is the most extensive and comprehensive privacy regulation to date will come into effect January 1, 2018.  The ”CCPA” now grants consumers […]

December 21st, 2018|Intellectual Property, Media Law, Technology|1 Comment


By: Elina Rojas, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

With the ever growing expansion of YouTube celebrities and influencers comes a dark side: sexual misconduct.  Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term for actions that are sexual in nature and are conducted without consent. Typically, sexual misconduct involves situations where power dynamics in […]

Are Your Private Social Media Photos, in Fact… Private?

By: Wadad Barakat, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Kelly Forman (“Forman”) sued Mark Henkin (“Henkin”) alleging that his negligence caused her to fall off one of the horses he owns when Henkin provided her a with defective stirrup. Following the fall, Forman suffered permanent physical, mental, and psychological injuries. She was […]

April 29th, 2018|Blog, Cases, First Amendment, Free Speech, Media Law|0 Comments

Social Media: An Unregulated Platform for Questionable Content

By: Brian Saenz, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

We all know the feeling. Scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Google Plus. Just kidding about Google Plus, I don’t know anyone who actually uses that. Anyway, we all know the feeling when scrolling through social media and we see a post or video […]