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Can Sexual Privacy Be Protected in a Digital World?

Networked technologies allow privacy violations on a large scale; and, search engines ensure that posts remain visible far into the future. These are two ways that digital technologies magnify the harm from violations of sexual privacy. Two new articles by privacy law expert Danielle Citron discuss these and other challenges.

Why America Should Abandon Its Current Hostility to Immigration

Immigration is controversial, as gains to giant tech firms are weighed against losses to those displaced by migrants. In The Gift of Global Talent: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy & Society, economist William Kerr describes global flows of high-skilled workers, noting the beneficial role of immigration in economic growth and innovation.

Rules for Robots?

According to Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland law professor and artificial intelligence (AI) expert, the ever-expanding role of robots in our lives requires a radical new set of rules. Professor Pasquale outlines four rules; among them “is not to make humanoid robots or AI.”

How Facebook Now Profits from Political Consulting

Observers were alarmed to learn that Facebook allowed political consultants at Cambridge Analytica to use Facebook data to manipulate political campaigns in the United States. In “Facebook Was Letting Down Users Years Before Cambridge Analytica,” media studies professor Siva Vaidhyanathan explains that the real problem is Facebook itself, not outsiders; Facebook itself now serves as a consultant to political campaigns.

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Danielle Citron Discusses the Challenges of Protecting Sexual Privacy in a Digital World

Posted on June 5, 2019
Privacy law expert Danielle Citron explains how digital technology magnifies the harm from violations of sexual privacy in two new articles, “Sexual Privacy” and “Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security”.

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