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George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove provides his list of notable books on privacy and security from 2020.
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.
Professors Jonathan Zittrain and James Mickens examine many issues associated with the security of our society’s interconnected systems in online discussion.
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.
A new report by Georgia Tech Professor Peter Swire provides a framework for assessing issues of data portability.
George Washington University privacy law professor Daniel Solove provides some information about the LGPD, Brazil’s new privacy law.
In their recent paper, “A Duty of Loyalty for Privacy Law,” Professors Neil Richards and Woodrow Hartzog propose imposing a duty of loyalty on companies that collect and process human information.
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Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

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California Passes Bill Aimed at Making the Internet Safer for Kids

“The bill's [California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (AB 2273)] requirements that platforms seek to assess users’ ages to offer them appropriate content, while well intentioned, could be overly intrusive and undermine efforts to provide these users more privacy.” — Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University

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CNBC
August 30, 2022

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Simplification of Privacy Disclosures: An Experimental Test

Increasingly, policymakers require firms to simplify legal disclosures. In the area of data privacy, advocates hope that following “best practices” such as using warning boxes to alert consumers will prevent unwise behavior. However, the evidence shows that simplified notices and warning boxes have little effect on consumer behavior.

By: Omri Ben-Shahar, Adam S. Chilton