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Erik Brynjolfsson

The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time

By: Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee | November 21, 2011

This article provides a lay summary of recent developments in business uses of big data sets.

danah boyd

Six Provocations for Big Data

By: danah boyd and Kate Crawford | September 21, 2011

This article challenges the assumption that only large sets of data provide the best information to social scientists.

Paul M. Schwartz

Managing Global Data Privacy

By: Paul M. Schwartz | December 15, 2009

This article examines how leading companies manage their global use and distribution of personal information.

Daniel J. Solove

Data Mining and the Security-Liberty Debate

By: Daniel J. Solove | January 24, 2008

This article discusses the ineffectiveness of comparing security against liberty in the context of data mining.

Neil Richards

Four Privacy Myths

By: Neil Richards | April 22, 2014

Summary coming soon

Rebecca S. Eisenberg

Story of Diamond v. Chakrabarty, The: Technological Change and the Subject Matter Boundaries of the Patent System

By: Rebecca S. Eisenberg

This chapter explains how the courts came to decide that living things could be patented.

Daniel J. Solove

Data Mining and the Security-Liberty Debate

By: Daniel J. Solove | January 24, 2008

This article discusses the ineffectiveness of comparing security against liberty in the context of data mining.

Peter DiCola

Economic View of Legal Restrictions on Musical Borrowing and Appropriation, An

By: Peter DiCola | May 31, 2011

Argues that using an economic framework to analyze music sampling reveals that copyright law might distort creativity.

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Christopher Millard Asks: Is Privacy the Real Driver of Forced Localization of Cloud Services?

Professor Christopher Millard, Queen Mary University of London, asks why governments, legislators and regulators are focusing so intensely on the physical location of data. In “Forced Localization of Cloud Services: Is Privacy the Real Driver?,” Professor Millard examines the motivations behind insistence that data stored in cloud services be geographically and legally-secured within a country’s borders.

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