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

TAP Highlights

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

July 2020 Newsletter Now Available Online!

This month on TAP, privacy experts have been examining the Schrems II decision and sharing their insights. Other topics being examined by TAP scholars in recent weeks include COVID-19 technology and equity, the spread of misinformation online, and why online content moderation and Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act continues to be intensely debated.

Schrems II: US Surveillance Law Has Significant Problems

“The CJEU’s [European Court of Justice] problem isn’t that the US engages in a lot of surveillance. Instead, the CJEU noted several problems with US surveillance law that will not be easy to fix. As the CJEU explained, the US lacks some key protections and limitations in its law.” – Professor Daniel Solove, GWU Law

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