Legal Era Magazine
July 01, 2018
Charles H. Kaplan, a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross
Employment and Labor Practice Group, is quoted on data privacy and employment
laws in the U.S.
As seen in this article, "We have very different rules. In California, it is very
clear that there is a right to privacy. In New York, for example, there is no
right to privacy outside of some statutory rights that are very limited, having
to deal with the use of somebody's photo for commercial purposes. I think the
one thing that is very difficult for foreign-owned companies in the US is to
really sort of wrap their hands around the diversity of US legal
precedents...because you are really dealing...with 50 jurisdictions and a
number of them - New York, Florida, California, Ohio, Texas, Washington State,
Michigan - have very substantial economies. California alone - if it was a
stand-alone country - would have the 7th largest GDP."