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February 2021

Currently on TAP

Recently on TAP, Daniel Solove posits that courts have interpreted Section 230 to be far more extensive than it is written or should be. He proposes that Congress should reissue the law with the same text and instruct courts to follow the actual text of the law. William Kerr discusses how the United States has benefitted from high-skilled immigration since the 1970’s and offers suggestions for how U.S. immigration policy could be improved. And Jonathan Zittrain shares key takeaways from his Tanner Lecture, titled “Gaining Power, Losing Control;” he reflects on how technology has empowered humanity, and yet in many ways, provides less and less control.


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    Sharing Data for Research and Development
    March 4, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 PM
    Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
    TAP scholar James Dempsey will moderate this event which explores the interface of privacy laws and national efforts to limit cross-border flows of data based on national trade considerations and the impact of those restrictions on collaboration and innovation.


    Privacy at the Margins
    March 12, 2021 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Silicon Flatirons
    This conference will underscore the role of privacy as a form of resistance not only to surveillance, but to cultural conformity and homogeneity, and will examine the many ways in which privacy is not simply an affectation of the privileged, but a critical form of anti-subordination.


    Securing Elections with Usability, Accessibility and Transparency
    March 30, 2021 12:30 - 1:30 PM
    Center for Information Technology Policy
    Professor Juan Gilbert and his research team created an open source voting technology to address voting security issues. This talk will describe an innovative approach to making voting more secure, usable and accessible.