Privacy has become one of the defining issue of the Information Age. CIS has received national recognition for its interdisciplinary and multi-angle examination of privacy, particularly as it relates to emerging technology.
Albert Gidari is the Director of Privacy at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. He was a partner for over 20 years at Perkins Coie LLP, achieving a top-ranking in privacy law by Chambers. He negotiated the first-ever “privacy by design” consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission on behalf of Google, which required the establishment of a comprehensive privacy program including third party compliance audits. Mr.
Norberto Andrade is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow scholar at UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley Center for Law Technology (BCLT), and a Fellow at the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL, The Netherlands). He has worked as a Scientific Officer at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, and as a legal expert in the field of telecommunications at the Portuguese Regulatory Authority for Communications (ANACOM).
Charles Belle is the founder and Executive Director of Startup Policy Lab, a new nonprofit think tank dedicated to connecting policymakers and the startup community. Examining public policy at the nexus of startups and technology, Charles’ research is currently focused on privacy and how to support local government open data initiatives while simultaneously protecting citizen privacy.
Tool Without A Handle: Taking Space Seriously
By Chuck Cosson on October 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm
As I’ve been writing about networked information technologies as “tools,” it’s worth reiterating that metaphors of space are not entirely without value, including in areas of the law that derive from laws relating to real property. Having noted in multiple prior posts the weaknesses of spatial metaphors, here I discuss some of their common applications in ways that are productive. There are two particular applications of the physical space metaphor to online platforms and services that are interesting:
1) Content moderation questions – including vetting of advertisers and user-submitted content;
2) Data Rights questions – if content is posted is it free to copy? To commercialize?
A Response to “Responsible Encryption”
By Riana Pfefferkorn on October 11, 2017 at 1:38 am
On October 10, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave a speech at the U.S. Naval Academy about encryption. I have a lot to say about his remarks, so this will be a long post. Much of Rosenstein’s speech recycled the same old chestnuts that law enforcement’s been repeating about crypto for years. I’m happy to roast those chestnuts.
The European Commission, for One, Welcomes Our New Robot Overlords
By Daphne Keller on October 9, 2017 at 1:13 pm
On Social Media, How Can DHS Tell Who’s an Immigrant?
By Riana Pfefferkorn on September 29, 2017 at 11:40 pm
On September 18, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed a new policy for collecting immigrants’ social media information.