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Professor Théodore Christakis, Université Grenoble Alpes, presents three possible scenarios for data transfers and international trade to continue following the post-Schrems II “Recommendations” by the European Data Protection Board. This is the final article in a three-part series.
In this second of a three-part series of posts analyzing the post-Schrems II “Recommendations” by the European Data Protection Board, Professor Théodore Christakis, Université Grenoble Alpes, assesses the difficulties that entities will face in using recommended supplementary measures to enable data transfers outside of the EU.
Professor Théodore Christakis, Université Grenoble Alpes, provides preliminary analyses of the post-Schrems II “Recommendations” by the European Data Protection Board.
Berkeley law professor Pamela Samuelson’s recent article examines proposed reforms of the DMCA’s safe harbor rules that limit the liability of ISPs hosting user-generated content. Professor Samuelson urges Congress to “take a balanced approach” and “consider the interests of a wide range of stakeholders”.
Professors Jonathan Zittrain and James Mickens examine many issues associated with the security of our society’s interconnected systems in online discussion.
Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, widely known for his research on remote work, shares his expertise about the ups and downs of working from home.
MIT Professor Daron Acemoglu examines data sharing; he looks at both the potential benefits that come from predictive big data approaches as well as the negative effects of data transactions.
Next week, privacy law experts Professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University, and Professor Paul Schwartz, University of California, Berkeley, gather privacy and security professionals together for a 3-day virtual forum.
Erik Brynjolfsson and colleagues share findings from a study that looked at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on remote work.
Professors Geoffrey Parker, Dartmouth College, and Marshall Van Alstyne, Boston University, share insights into why some platform-based businesses have been able to pivot and thrive amidst the COVID-19 restrictions while others flounder.
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Cloud Computing

“Cloud computing” describes how computer-related services and software increasingly have been provided over the Internet and other networks since the late 1990s.

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What Happened to the Deepfake Threat to the Election?

“Deepfake videos and audios could undermine the democratic process by tipping an election.” — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, Boston University

 

Danielle Citron
Wired
November 16, 2020

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The Crowd is a Collaborative Network

On crowdwork platforms, task creators post tasks for workers to complete for pay, “crowdsourcing.” Workers collaborate offline or online to solve problems, limit risk, and to encourage one another.

By: Mary L. Gray, Deepti Kulkarni, Siddharth Suri, Syed Shoaib Ali