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  • Competition Policy and Antitrust
  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

How Smart Cities Can Avoid Privacy Backlash

Can smart cities capture the benefits of data without threatening civil liberties? In “Smart Cities: Privacy, Transparency, and Community,” law professor Omer Tene and his coauthor survey privacy safeguards for smart cities such as privacy officers, inviting public commentary on new systems, and limiting surveillance.

Does Standard Setting Unfairly Benefit Inventors?

Does the standard selection process unfairly benefit inventors and harm competition? In “Standard Setting Organizations and Standard Essential Patents: Voting and Markets,” law and business professor Daniel Spulber analyzes SSO voting patterns, concluding that standards tend to benefit everyone.

Well-Designed Privacy Rules Would Not Harm Innovation

Some argue that privacy regulation harms innovation. In “Privacy Regulation and Innovation Policy,” law professor Katherine Strandburg and her coauthor explain that carefully designed privacy rules would bring innovation into line with social values and realign markets, redirecting innovation rather than harming it.

Why Working-from-Home Is Good for the Economy

“Without the historic switch to remote working, the economic impact of the pandemic would have been far worse and social distancing far more difficult. Working from home is a not only economically essential, it is a critical weapon in our fight against Covid-19.” — Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom

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