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Wireless networks allow users to access telecommunications and the Internet while on the move. The wireless devices operate on the electromagnetic spectrum, which is a finite resource. The allocation and assignment of spectrum, particularly given the burgeoning demand for wireless access to the Internet, poses a unique set of policy decisions for regulators worldwide.

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Carpenter is incorrect,” says New York University law professor Richard Epstein. Professor Epstein explains why invoking the third-party doctrine was the wrong analysis for this case that uses cell-site location information to convict a thief.
George Washington University privacy law professor Daniel Solove discusses the Carpenter decision, and he explains why he believes the ruling falls short of its potential to address the shortcomings of the third-party doctrine in the digital age.
Georgetown University law professor Paul Ohm explains why the U.S. Supreme Court Carpenter decision has “sweeping consequences for privacy and law enforcement.”
TAP scholars provide their insights on the U.S. Supreme Court Carpenter decision. This post introduces and links to several articles examining the court's decision.
University of Chicago law and economics professor Omri Ben-Shahar delves into the legal implications of Apple’s handling of its recent iOS software update.
University of Chicago law professor Omri Ben-Shahar breaks down privacy alarmists’ concerns with data-driven devices.
Lorrie Cranor, the Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission, shares her experience about having her mobile phone account hijacked by an identity thief.
The development of health and wellness apps for mobile devices is growing rapidly. Tools and conferences are available to aide app developers in complying with the myriad regulations regarding privacy.
Professors Ilya Segal and Jonathan Levin, both with Stanford University, are two of the leading experts in auction theory and implementation chosen by the FCC to design the unprecedented spectrum incentive auction that began today.
Stanford professor, and net neutrality advocate, Barbara van Schewick explains why T-Mobile’s new Binge On program may feel good in the short-term, but harms consumers in the long run.
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Wireless and Mobile Communications

Wireless or “mobile” devices send information one-to-one (like mobile phones), one-to-many (like AM or FM radio), or many-to-many (like Wi-Fi Internet access). Wireless devices send and receive signals along the electromagnetic spectrum in the form of waves similar to visible light or sound.

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Contact Tracing – The Privacy Vs Urgency Dilemma for Governments in the Fight Against COVID-19

“Either you have a system unlikely to help people navigate their world, to leave their house and feel safe, or you have privacy trade-offs.”
 — Ryan Calo, Professor of Law, University of Washington
M. Ryan Calo
South China Morning Post
June 4, 2020

Featured Article

On the Application of Blockchains to Spectrum Management

Blockchain technologies could help operators and users of the electromagnetic spectrum coordinate their activities. Challenges include device power limitations and blockchain system capacity constraints.

By: Kevin Werbach