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TAP Highlights

FTC's Tenth Session of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection

On March 20, the Federal Trade Commission will hold the tenth session of its Hearings Initiative, focused on competition and consumer protection issues in US broadband markets. Christopher Yoo and Michael Katz will participate.

How Technology Undermines Democracy

Some hoped that the Internet would help spread freedom worldwide; instead, Facebook has normalized ethnic nationalism. In Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy, law professor Siva Vaidhyanathan condemns a media ecosystem that rewards extremism, calling for policymakers and the public to use antitrust and data protection law to limit the power of technological oligopolies.

Big Data Set to Transform Health Care—and Medical Ethics

In Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics, law professor Urs Gasser and his co-editors collect research assessing the effect of big data on health care and the need for new ethical guidelines and laws to ensure that health big data does not threaten privacy, increase the risk of fraud, or result in discrimination. Leading scholars propose policy innovations such as the use of third-party auditors to increase trust in health big data.

Have you registered for the 2019 Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum?

Join lawyers, regulators, privacy advocates, and academics for this year's Privacy Law Forum. Topics will include California’s new privacy laws, the “logic of processing” transparency requirement under the GDPR, and the global impact of EU law, plus the always popular practitioners’ panel and a keynote on the history of privacy in America.

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Six Infrastructure Trends

Posted on March 6, 2019
thumbnail Harvard Business School professor Shane Greenstein outlines the internet infrastructure trends from the recent past, and shows how they’ve evolved to support the modern digital economy.

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