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Professor Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University, examines the economic value of online behavioral data.
Law professor James Grimmelmann, University of Maryland, shares his new article that grew out of last summer’s Facebook and OkCupid experiments.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove presents key takeaways from the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on the NSA’s power to collect data about people’s phone calls.
University of Maryland law professor James Grimmelmann examines the European Commissions’ recent “Statement of Objections” alleging that Google has violated antitrust law.
Privacy law professor Neil Richards discusses his new book, Intellectual Privacy: Rethinking Civil Liberties in the Digital Age. Professor Richards’ recent work explores the complex relationships between free speech and privacy in cyberspace.
Economics professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, examines the effect on competition when shareholders own shares across competing firms.
The 13th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference will cover topics as diverse as the economics of online privacy, competitive effects of regulation, patent troll litigation strategies, and competition in hospital premiums. TAP scholars Jay Pil Choi and James Rebitzer will be participating.
Professors Daniel Solove and Neil Richards explain how the recent case of Google v. Vidal-Hall in the UK shows that US tort ideas are influencing EU law.
NYU’s Information Law Institute and Center on Law and Security explore issues related to government access to data in the cloud. This post provides a summary of a roundtable discussion that tackled topics such as warrants vs. subpoenas in the digital context, transborder government access to data stored in the cloud, and the legality of broad government surveillance.
Professor Daniel Spulber, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, examines two pieces of patent legislation, The Innovation Act (H.R.9) and the STRONG Patents Act (S.632). Professor Spulber shows that one threatens to weaken the patent system while the other one could strengthen it.
Professor Deirdre Mulligan, UC Berkeley School of Information, argued that regulation of privacy through technology has both benefits and costs. Privacy by design was the topic of the final panel at the 4th Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley.
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