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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

Proposed CA Bill Says Social Media Platforms Are Addictive to Kids

“If platforms try to cater to kids, they would have to rely on an affirmative defense that hands power over to a censor who can declare that any feature is addictive … Handing control of publication decisions to a government-designated censor is as disrespectful to the Constitution as it sounds.” - Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman

What Kind of Jobs Will AI Create?

In “The Business of AI Startups,” tech scholars Robert Seamans, James Bessen, and their coauthors report the results of a survey of AI startups; AI systems will tend to create professional and managerial jobs, but will displace workers in sectors such as agriculture or transportation. Many workers will face difficult transitions.

Will Congress Finally Pass a Federal Privacy Law?

“Although the ADPPA contains many key components of comprehensive privacy laws, it’s not a breathtaking advancement, and it could be stronger in parts,” says GWU privacy law expert Daniel Solove. “When looking at the big picture, I wonder: Is this law really good for privacy? My biggest concern is the preemption of state laws.”

Why Data Loyalty Rules Are Important for Privacy Legislation

“We are at a critical juncture in the data privacy debate. Like the choice of where to lay roads, the privacy rules we choose now will be with us for decades, if not centuries. If lawmakers are going to create data loyalty rules, it is essential they get them right.” - Law professors Woodrow Hartzog and Neil Richards

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