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The FTC at 100, a George Washington Law Review symposium, examined the Agency’s challenges and successes in the areas of administrative law, competition law, and consumer protection and privacy law.
Computer Science Professor Ed Felten shares his testimony on “Defining Privacy” from the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
Professor Helen Nissembaum and co-author Solon Barocas have examined two types of procedural privacy protections and found them “ineffective against the novel threats to privacy posed by big data.”
A group of us at Data & Society decided to examine various different emergent disruptions that affect the future of work. Thanks to tremendous support from the Open Society Foundations, we’ve produced five working papers that help frame various issues at play. We’re happy to share them with you today.
At this year’s Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy, hosted by Northwestern’s Searle Center, renowned scholars, policy makers, and industry leaders discussed topics such as exclusive deals, vertical integration, antitrust and healthcare, and innovation. Keynote speaker Carl Shapiro discussed software patents and innovation.
Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, extols the work of Jean Tirole, this year’s Nobel Prize winner in Economic Science.
Law professor Michael Mattioli examines the connection between big data and intellectual property law, and asks how—or if—IP law can adequately protect investments in big data.
The Net Neutrality and Global Internet Freedom Conference on October 23rd will explore the impact of net neutrality and net discrimination on Internet freedom and human rights within the United States and around the world.
Law professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute, explains the court’s ruling that a verb usage of a trademark doesn’t automatically undermine trademark protection.
Law professor Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland, delves into the European Court’s “right to be forgotten” ruling. Professor Pasquale states that “Internet regulation must recognize the power of certain dominant firms to shape impressions of individuals.”
Economics professor Shane Greenstein, Kellogg School of Management, provides a look at the evolution of the cookie. A small text file used by web pages to collect information about online activity, the cookie plays a role in a long chain of metadata operations, targeted advertising being just one use.
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