Antitrust and Unfair Competition
Intellectual Property, Fashion and Entertainment
Antitrust and Unfair Competition
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
- Dartmouth College, A.B., magna cum laude
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 2nd Cir.
- U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 5th Cir.
- U.S. Ct. of Appeals, District of Columbia Cir.
- U.S. District Ct., SDNY
- U.S. District Ct. EDNY
Thomas Jackson, chair of the technology practice, quoted in an article in TechNewsWorld about Quora data breach | Read the article12/05/2018 | TechNewsWorld
Tom addresses the breach of the Quora question-and-answer website that exposed the names, e-mail addresses, hashed passwords and non-public content of over 100,000 users, including messages and answer sent privately to other users.
Since this is a knowledge-sharing platform, one of the risks of an incident like this is it could deter people from engaging in that kind of activity, which is productive and useful...In the Quora case, the main issue is going to be the willingness of inviduals to contribute going forward. Will it have a negative effect on postings and new signups?
Law360 quotes Thomas Jackson, Chair of Phillips Nizer's Technology Practice, in the article “Ohio's Data Security Law To Test Incentive-Driven Strategy” published on November 21, 201811/21/2018 | Law360
The article concerns the effect of the incentive-based approach taken in the Ohio Data Protection Act on businesses in regulating data privacy and the likelihood that it will succeed in reducing the risk of data breaches exposing personal information. Tom's quote:
While the Ohio Data Protection Act does not alleviate the difficulties in businesses complying with a patchwork of laws that, in some cases, are inconsistent with one another, it does point the way to a more sensible regulatory approach.
The article addresses the effect of the Democratic takeover of the majority in the House of Representatives on privacy and cybersecurity initiatives in Congress. Tom's quote:
For the most part, cybersecurity initiatives have been a bipartisan effort...That said, we are likely to see renewed efforts geared towards the passage of legislation to increase federal and state defenses against election meddling. The Secure Elections Act had bipartisan support but didn't get very far.
Accolade - Thomas Jackson, Chair of the Technology Practice, named to the Mathematics, Computer Science and Cybersecurity Advisory Board at Mercy College.11/01/2018
The board is charged with assessing best practices and market needs in the technology field and offering guidance for the college’s academic programs in aligning curricula with the needs of the private sector. Mercy College is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Intellectual Property Magazine published "Seeking Approval," an article written by Technology Practice chairman, Thomas Jackson, in its June 2018 issue about the harvesting of data gathered from as many as 87 million Facebook user profiles by the former data mining firm Cambridge Analytica.06/14/2018
"What attracted so much ire in response to the Cambridge Analytica episode was not only that collected personal data of as many as 87m Facebook users in the US but also the nature of the data that was collected and how it was used.
The data was harvested using a personality test that, unbeknown to the Facebook users who took the test, not only gave a third-party access to their personal information but also the personal information of their friends for use in a political campaign."
Media - Thomas Jackson, Chair of the Technology Practice, is quoted by Law360 in the article, "5 Areas Of GDPR Compliance Where Member States Diverge" about the differences among the EU member states in implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that took effect on May 25.05/25/2018
Media - eWeek, a definitive news source for the tech industry quotes Thomas Jackson, chair of the Technology Practice, in the article, "Facebook Data Breach Brings Demands for Social Media Regulation."03/29/2018
eWeek highlights the recently reported misappropriated Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of the social media network, and ongoing discussion surrounding consumer privacy and data protection.
Media - Law360 quotes partner and head of Technology Practice, Thomas "Tom" Jackson, in the article, “EU Privacy Shield Gets Good Marks, For Now,” published today.10/19/2017
Two years ago, the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the agreement between the U.S. and EU known as the Safe Harbor framework, under which personal data could be transmitted outside the EU, did not offer adequate protection, and was therefore invalid. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which was accepted by the EU last year, is intended to provide greater protection for the personal data of EU citizens exported to the U.S. Today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and over 2,400 other major companies rely upon the protection that certification under the Privacy Shield affords them in processing the personal information of EU citizens in the U.S. Last week, the European Commission published the first annual report on how well the Privacy Shield is working.
Super Lawyers® (2017)09/20/2017
It was announced on September 20, 2017, that sixteen Phillips Nizer attorneys were selected for inclusion on the 2017 Super Lawyers list. Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking, Business Litigation, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Trusts & Estates practices were represented.
Super Lawyers® (2016)10/21/2016
On September 21, 2016 it was announced by Super Lawyers® that twenty-three Phillips Nizer attorney were selected for inclusion on the 2016 Super Lawyers and 'Rising Stars' lists. This is the second consecutive year the firm has had twenty-three lawyers recognized.
Super Lawyers® (2015)10/01/2014
Phillips Nizer was honored to announce that twenty-three of its attorneys were recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Attorneys who were recognized represented over a dozen practice areas. The annual Super Lawyers® lists are a result of confidential peer review and independent research.