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Have You Ever Sent an Emoji That Was Misinterpreted?

Believe it or not, there are now court cases involving emojis. The “use of emojis in lawsuits is on the rise,” says Santa Clara High Tech Law Institute co-director Eric Goldman. Professor Goldman has been investigating emojis as they appear in law. He offers a compilation of his work.

Delving into Data Breaches and Data Security Threats

At this week’s FTC hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century (the 9th in a series of 10), Professor Woodrow Hartzog will participate in a panel addressing data security enforcement within the FTC. And Professor Daniel Solove will discuss how the U.S. should approach consumer data security.

Speed: One of the Defining Problems of Algorithmic Oversight

Cornell Tech’s two-day Speed Conference examined the societal and ethical challenges inherent in the radical processing speeds of artificial intelligence. One theme addressed was regulation: what should be done when the speed of regulation itself is fundamentally slower than that of technological development?

Is There Such a Thing as an Unbiased Algorithm?

TAP scholars Catherine Tucker (Sloan School of Management), Joseph Turow (Annenberg School for Communication), and danah boyd (Data & Society Research Institute) share essays that investigate what leads algorithms to reach unintentional biased results.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Emojis and the Law

Posted on December 14, 2018
thumbnail For the past couple of years, Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman has been delving into all things emojis. This post rounds up all of his work on emojis and the law to date.

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