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The Data Heist: Protecting Consumers And Their Information Through Opt-In Consent, John A. Hudson 2024 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Data Heist: Protecting Consumers And Their Information Through Opt-In Consent, John A. Hudson

Arkansas Law Review

This Comment will: (1) compare and contrast the data privacy laws in the United States and the European Union; (2) demonstrate the significant risk American consumers are subject to under the United States’ current laws and regulations; and (3) address the protections provided by the European Union’s explicit opt-in consent requirement that would ensure safer conditions for American consumers.


Money Talks: Implementing Open Banking In The United States, Hailey Marie Petit 2024 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Money Talks: Implementing Open Banking In The United States, Hailey Marie Petit

Arkansas Law Review

An open banking system exists when a third-party financial service provider has access to consumer financial information. What if the United States could be on the forefront of the next banking industry change? A well implemented system would mean a new, accessible way to make a transaction. This Comment will explore how the United States can implement an open banking system. First, this Comment defines open banking against the backdrop of the traditional transaction model. Next, this Comment describes the United Kingdom’s adoption of open banking, focusing on the benefits and detriments created by its adoption. Third, this Comment describes …


Rethinking The Cafta-Dr: Addressing Implementation Gaps For Sustainable Commonity Production, Maggie Laing 2024 University of Wyoming College of Law

Rethinking The Cafta-Dr: Addressing Implementation Gaps For Sustainable Commonity Production, Maggie Laing

Wyoming Law Review

This Comment evaluates the level of equality in the trade relationship between the United States (the U.S.) and Guatemala under the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (the CAFTA-DR). Guatemala has the largest economy in Central America and is a major agricultural exporter to the U.S.; despite this, Guatemala suffers from high levels of poverty, inequality, and corruption that particularly affect its indigenous and rural populations. The CAFTA-DR is the best tool to address the inequalities between the U.S. and Guatemala. However, the CAFTA-DR does not balance the competing interests of commodity production, nor does it consider the unequal capacity …


Front Matter And Table Of Contents, 2024 University of Miami Law School

Front Matter And Table Of Contents

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Masthead, 2024 University of Miami Law School

Masthead

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Radical Potential Of Creating Communities Of Care Through Art, Rhoda Rosen, Amanda Leigh Davis 2024 University of Miami Law School

The Radical Potential Of Creating Communities Of Care Through Art, Rhoda Rosen, Amanda Leigh Davis

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Uneven Legal Geographies Of Nutrition Entitlement Programs In The United States. Realizing Or Hindering The Right To Food?, Joshua Lohnes, Mackenzie Steele 2024 West Virginia University

The Uneven Legal Geographies Of Nutrition Entitlement Programs In The United States. Realizing Or Hindering The Right To Food?, Joshua Lohnes, Mackenzie Steele

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

Unlike many countries across the world, the United States government does not formally recognize the Right to Food in law. However, it funds and administers nutrition entitlement programs that play a significant role in mitigating hunger and food insecurity across the country. Reflecting on the socio-political dynamics that shape the legal spaces of nutrition entitlement in different places, this Article explores the uneven geographies of the Right to Food in two other countries (South Africa and Ecuador) and then turns its focus to the United States. This Article offers an overview of the two most extensive nutrition entitlement programs (SNAP …


Food, Housing, And Racial Justice Symposium, Denisse Córdova Montes, Tamar Ezer, Photini Kamvisseli Suarez, Katherine Murray, Julian Seethal, Mackenzie Steele, Sarah Walters 2024 University of Miami School of Law

Food, Housing, And Racial Justice Symposium, Denisse Córdova Montes, Tamar Ezer, Photini Kamvisseli Suarez, Katherine Murray, Julian Seethal, Mackenzie Steele, Sarah Walters

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Prevent Phishy Business: Comparing California’S And The United Kingdom’S Age-Appropriate Design Code To Protect Youth From Cybersecurity Threats, Morgan Comite 2024 University of Miami School of Law

Prevent Phishy Business: Comparing California’S And The United Kingdom’S Age-Appropriate Design Code To Protect Youth From Cybersecurity Threats, Morgan Comite

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

Cybersecurity is the safeguarding of computer systems and networks against information disclosure, theft, or damage to users’ hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as disruption or misdirection of the services computers and networks provide. Knowing privacy would be breached due to the impact of COVID, in 2020, the United Kingdom got ahead of the game and passed rules/regulations requiring online services to protect children under the age of eighteen from scams, phishing, and security attacks. However, currently, the United States does not have a sufficient uniform privacy law governed to protect children under the age of eighteen from cybersecurity …


Sacred Nutrition: Asserting Indigenous Sovereignty And Rights Of Women And Nature To Ensure The Right To Food In The United States, Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH 2024 University of Miami Law School

Sacred Nutrition: Asserting Indigenous Sovereignty And Rights Of Women And Nature To Ensure The Right To Food In The United States, Mariana Chilton, Phd, Mph

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

This Paper is a provocation to move beyond a standard human rights and right to food framework to encourage scholars, activists, and political leaders to engage in full throttle societal transformation. Ending hunger in the United States demands nothing less. The modern human rights framework is enshrined in the modern nation-state system that is rooted in the transatlantic slave trade, colonization, and genocide.1 Three primary ways in which these roots took hold were through land theft, rape, and starvation. Hence, to assert that integrating the right to food and freedom from hunger into nation-state constitutions or into national plans to …


Why Florida Municipalities Should Not Resort To Rent Control: A Comparative Analysis And Alternative Solutions, Talya Pinto 2024 University of Miami School of Law

Why Florida Municipalities Should Not Resort To Rent Control: A Comparative Analysis And Alternative Solutions, Talya Pinto

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

This Note addresses the increasing rent problem in Florida, explains why rent control is not the best solution, and suggests alternative remedies. Rent control refers to laws and regulations that control how much a landlord can increase the price charged to tenants to live in an apartment. Florida enacted a statute in 1977 that currently bans rent control in the state but has an exception in the case of a housing emergency. This exception allows local governments to put a one-year rent control ordinance to a public vote. Orange County, Florida, recently declared a housing emergency and had residents vote …


Revamping Green Securitization Frameworks In The Eu, Samuel Pinson 2024 University of Miami School of Law

Revamping Green Securitization Frameworks In The Eu, Samuel Pinson

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

Sustainable finance and green investments have grown from a trend to a dominant investment strategy throughout asset classes globally, and the EU is no exception. The EU published its Green New Deal and Sustainable Finance Strategy as roadmaps toward a more sustainable and equitable future. The twin reports contain comprehensive plans and initiatives to make sustainable finance more accessible through effective regulation. Stemming from those initiatives were various regulatory frameworks such as the EU Taxonomy, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, and the EU Green Bond Standard. The regulations above are aimed at everything from public …


Indigenous Peoples, Land Grabs In Brazil, And The Fight For Official Recognition, Christian Zavardino 2024 Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review

Indigenous Peoples, Land Grabs In Brazil, And The Fight For Official Recognition, Christian Zavardino

CICLR Online

In recent years, the Indigenous peoples of Brazil have fought a host of legal obstacles to maintain sovereignty over their traditional ancestral lands, in large part owing to the policy imperatives of successive presidential administrations and Congresses that have favored agribusiness interests and commercial development of Brazil’s interior regions at the expense of the Indigenous peoples who live in these areas. The Brazilian Constitution of 1988 guarantees Brazil’s Indigenous peoples legal recognition of their ancestral lands via the “land demarcation” or “official land recognition” process, providing that the federal government shall recognize “their original rights to the lands they traditionally …


“Green” Is The New Black: Enforcing Consumer Protection Laws Against Greenwashing In The Fashion Industry, Emma Sammons 2024 Emory University School of Law

“Green” Is The New Black: Enforcing Consumer Protection Laws Against Greenwashing In The Fashion Industry, Emma Sammons

Emory International Law Review

As climate change continues to relentlessly change landscapes, threaten harvests, and increase the frequency of natural disasters, legislators and regulators globally must expand upon their efforts to protect the environment and citizens from the harmful practices of corporations, some of the greatest contributors to climate change. One of the greatest perpetrators of harm to the environment is the fashion industry. The harm is further compounded by the rise of fast fashion companies. These companies utilize methods of rapid production and encourage overconsumption, resulting in a rampant storefront to landfill cycle. However, legal activists, politicians, the public, and some industry leaders …


Where Custom Dictates: A Comparison Of The Integration Of Customary Law In Nigeria And South Africa As Applicable To Custody And Family Law Dispute, Madelyn Cameron 2024 Emory University School of Law

Where Custom Dictates: A Comparison Of The Integration Of Customary Law In Nigeria And South Africa As Applicable To Custody And Family Law Dispute, Madelyn Cameron

Emory International Law Review

No abstract provided.


Shareholder Primacy Versus Shareholder Accountability, William W. Bratton 2024 Seattle University School of Law

Shareholder Primacy Versus Shareholder Accountability, William W. Bratton

Seattle University Law Review

When corporations inflict injuries in the course of business, shareholders wielding environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) principles can, and now sometimes do, intervene to correct the matter. In the emerging fact pattern, corporate social accountability expands out of its historic collectivized frame to become an internal subject matter—a corporate governance topic. As a result, shareholder accountability surfaces as a policy question for the first time. The Big Three index fund managers, BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street, responded to the accountability question with ESG activism. In so doing, they defected against corporate legal theory’s central tenet, shareholder primacy. Shareholder primacy builds …


Public Primacy In Corporate Law, Dorothy S. Lund 2024 Seattle University School of Law

Public Primacy In Corporate Law, Dorothy S. Lund

Seattle University Law Review

This Article explores the malleability of agency theory by showing that it could be used to justify a “public primacy” standard for corporate law that would direct fiduciaries to promote the value of the corporation for the benefit of the public. Employing agency theory to describe the relationship between corporate management and the broader public sheds light on aspects of firm behavior, as well as the nature of state contracting with corporations. It also provides a lodestar for a possible future evolution of corporate law and governance: minimize the agency costs created by the divergence of interests between management and …


Corporate Law In The Global South: Heterodox Stakeholderism, Mariana Pargendler 2024 Seattle University School of Law

Corporate Law In The Global South: Heterodox Stakeholderism, Mariana Pargendler

Seattle University Law Review

How do the corporate laws of Global South jurisdictions differ from their Global North counterparts? Prevailing stereotypes depict the corporate laws of developing countries as either antiquated or plagued by problems of enforcement and misfit despite formal convergence. This Article offers a different view by showing how Global South jurisdictions have pioneered heterodox stakeholder approaches in corporate law, such as the erosion of limited liability for purposes of stakeholder protection in Brazil and India, the adoption of mandatory corporate social responsibility in Indonesia and India, and the large-scale program of Black corporate ownership and empowerment in South Africa, among many …


Robo-Voting: Does Delegated Proxy Voting Pose A Challenge For Shareholder Democracy?, John Matsusaka, Chong Shu 2024 Seattle University School of Law

Robo-Voting: Does Delegated Proxy Voting Pose A Challenge For Shareholder Democracy?, John Matsusaka, Chong Shu

Seattle University Law Review

Robo-voting is the practice by an investment fund of mechanically voting in corporate elections according to the advice of its proxy advisor— in effect fully delegating its voting decision to its advisor. We examined over 65 million votes cast during the period 2008–2021 by 14,582 mutual funds to describe and quantify the prevalence of robo-voting. Overall, 33% of mutual funds robo-voted in 2021: 22% with ISS, 4% with Glass Lewis, and six percent with the recommendations of the issuer’s management. The fraction of funds that robo-voted increased until around 2013 and then stabilized at the current level. Despite the sizable …


The Esg Information System, Stavros Gadinis, Amelia Miazad 2024 Seattle University School of Law

The Esg Information System, Stavros Gadinis, Amelia Miazad

Seattle University Law Review

The mounting focus on ESG has forced internal corporate decision-making into the spotlight. Investors are eager to support companies in innovative “green” technologies and scrutinize companies’ transition plans. Activists are targeting boards whose decisions appear too timid or insufficiently explained. Consumers and employees are incorporating companies sustainability credentials in their purchasing and employment decisions. These actors are asking companies for better information, higher quality reports, and granular data. In response, companies are producing lengthy sustainability reports, adopting ambitious purpose statements, and touting their sustainability credentials. Understandably, concerns about greenwashing and accountability abound, and policymakers are preparing for action.

In this …


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