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January 2021

Currently on TAP

Recently on TAP, Théodore Christakis examined the EU’s proposed new digital legislation and the overarching desire for “digital sovereignty”. Frank Pasquale addressed the problems that arise when robots advance into hospitals, schools, and the military. Susan Athey and Matthew Gentzkow used GPS data to create a new method for measuring racial segregation and found that people’s day-to-day experiences are more racially diverse than traditional measures would suggest. And we recapped a few of our TAP scholar's latest tech policy articles.


New Op-Ed: People Who Understand Section 230 Actually Love It
Eric Goldman, January 21, 2021


Recent Papers from TAP Scholars
TAP Staff, January 15, 2021


Professor Théodore Christakis Examines the Opportunities and Risks of a European Digital Sovereignty
TAP Staff, January 7, 2021


Frank Pasquale Defends Human Expertise in the Age of AI
TAP Staff, December 17, 2020


Susan Athey and Matthew Gentzkow Examine Exposure to Racial Diversity
TAP Staff, December 14, 2020

Also, in an end-of-year round-up of 2020, we highlight the most read blogs of the year, Daniel Solove serves up his annual compilation of notable privacy and security books, and, with a little “light-hearted sass and sarcasm,” Professor Shane Greenstein offers us a retrospective look back at top digital events of 2020.


    Cybersecurity: Adapting Legal Solutions to New Threats and Old Adversaries
    February 2, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
    George Washington University School of Law
    This webinar will discuss emerging threats and solutions in cybersecurity and public procurement, including the Biden administration's agenda in cybersecurity, Section 889 and the “Huawei ban”, and more.


    Trust and Trustworthiness in the Tech Sector
    February 9, - February 12, 2021
    Silicon Flatirons
    This three day event will bring together an interdisciplinary roster of experts to discuss trust and trustworthiness and how to apply those lessons in the tech sector to improve policies, practices, and communications. TAP scholar Paul Ohm will participate.


    TPRC48: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy
    February 17, 2021 - February 19, 2021
    American University Washington College of Law
    This conference on communications, information, and Internet policy convenes researchers and policymakers from law, economics, engineering, computer science, public policy, data science, social sciences, working in academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations around the world.