Court extends fundamental rights of freedom from German surveillance to all foreigners across the globe, forcing BND to scrap telecommunications surveillance strategies In 2016, German
In March 2018, the US Congress passed an amendment to the Stored Communications Act (SCA) and Wiretap Act in an attempt to facilitate access to
Expanding employer contributions to health insurance for gig workers and part-time employers improves the health of the public and economy
CSPAN will broadcast oral argument live on May 4th. As CSPAN explains, “the Supreme Court for the first time in history hears oral argument via
In February, the European Commission released a White Paper entitled,“On Artificial Intelligence – A European Approach to Excellence and Trust,” in support of the European
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is expected to rule on the validity of the current data transfer processes for personal data flowing across the EU border from companies within the EU. In Data Protection Commission v. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (C-113/18) the CJEU will for the second time in five years review the privacy safeguards required by EU law when a company like Facebook Ireland Limited sends personally collected data to servers location in the United States.
The FTC has been making initial efforts to enjoin the marketing and social media firm Facebook from technically integrating WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, services used by 2.6 billion users. The merger has reduced competition, poor service, and a lack of market consequences to content fraud: false advertising, political misinformation, click fraud and reposts, clickbait headlines, deepfakes, permitted hate speech, and the rest.
Alphabet continues to acquire companies to discourage competition, fire employee-activists, and mine personal health data. Perhaps the time has come abandon Google in order to stop promoting these dangerous practices.
Under intense pressure from legislatures and courts, the NCAA reverses course to let student athletes commercialize their name and identity, the first step in ending the exploitation of student’s economic contributions to their universities.
Amazon and publishers are blocking access to ebooks for public libraries. The failure to create a new version of Section 109 to deal with digital lending is part of the larger trend to ignore the public policy implications of moving all content behind paywalls.
$10 million fund to fight deepfakes is a very small first step. deepfakes remain relatively easy to spot today, but that the technology continues to improve rapidly. More must be done to verify content before it is published online.
EC Court of Justice applies territoriality to protect access to information outside Europe In a pair of crucial judicial decisions, the European Commission Court of
Producers are Using Chemical Fingerprint to Distinguish Magic Beans from the Ordinary Pits A class action lawsuit brought on behalf of Hawaii’s Kona coffee bean
Through a partnership with the Shepard Broad College of Law and the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic has hosted the second annual
Algorithms are already pervading the hiring process. To continue using these systems, both the companies offering these systems and the companies subscribing to these services need to test and retest to be sure the software isn’t looking for hidden clues that reflect the pre-existing bias built into society: language choice, choice of neighborhoods, zip codes, volunteer activities, names, or the myriad of other, seemingly neutral factors, that serve as surrogates for gender, race, and other potential areas for discrimination.
The FTC has claimed success with a $170 million fine against YouTube for its latest abuse of the public trust. “The settlement requires Google and