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Landslide® May/June 2019 Volume 11 Issue 5 (American Bar Association)

June 2019

Shane Delsman served as co-issue editor for the May/June 2019 issue of Landslide® magazine.

Landslide magazine, published by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL), provides articles on contemporary issues in intellectual property law for attorneys practicing in the field and others interested in the subject matter. Landslide magazine is available online to ABA-IPL members.

Issue highlights include two features by Godfrey & Kahn attorneys:

An American Perspective on the GDPR One Year In

authored by Sarah Sargent and Justin Webb

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in the European Union (EU), and over the course of the last year, companies and attorneys alike have learned more about the regulation.

Upon the regulation’s passing in 2016, it caused immediate panic and made companies across the world pay attention—in varying degrees, as reflected by the current level of compliance even one year in—given its unique extraterritorial applicability and steep fines. Since then, the GDPR has led to a series of mistakes in interpretation, unnecessary e-mails requesting data subject consent, revised privacy policies, and wholescale retooling or the establishment of privacy programs at companies across the globe, whether required or not. It has also caused headaches and unintended consequences for EU regulators and exposed understaffing on the issue of privacy across the globe.

However, as companies have moved toward some semblance of compliance, much of the panic has transformed into pragmatism, both for companies subject to and not subject to the GDPR and for the regulators tasked with overseeing the GDPR, including the European Data Protection Board.

This article discusses some of the lessons learned one year after the GDPR went into effect, with a particular focus on the GDPR as applied to American entities.

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Profiles in IP Law: Jessica Bahr

authored by Shane Delsman

Jessica Bahr is Vice President, Associate General Counsel at Constellation Brands, Inc., the number one total beverage alcohol company in the United States and passionate producers of premium beer, wine, and spirits brands.

Jessica joined the Constellation Brands Beer Division in 2015 as Senior Counsel, with responsibility for supporting the marketing department and managing the trademark portfolio. In early 2019, Jessica took on a new role to lead the legal Advertising, Marketing, Promotions & Trade Practices team for total beverage alcohol. Prior to joining Constellation Brands, Jessica worked as an associate attorney for Neal & McDevitt LLC and as an advertising lawyer at Re:Sources USA, a Publicis Groupe Company. Jessica lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and son.

Read the interview

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