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Assuming Good Faith Online
Many online service providers assume that users act in good faith in posting content online. As the online population grows and bad actors multiply, this assumption is hard to sustain.
The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age
Intimate privacy concerns the extent to which others may access information about our health, sexuality, gender, and close relationships. The law does not adequately protect intimate privacy.
Leveraging Value Creation to Drive the Growth of B2B Platforms
Some assume that Business-to-Business (B2B) platforms are similar to Business-to-Consumer (B2C) platforms. However, the needs of B2B consumers are more complex. B2B platforms create value differently than B2C platforms.
Regulating the Risks of AI
Artificial intelligence-based systems (AI) present risks that might be hard to predict or quantity. Policymakers in Europe and the United States have developed proposals to regulate AI risks.
Big Data, Little Chance of Success: Why Precedent Does Not Support Anti-Data Theories of Harm
Some worry that tech firms could use big data to harm consumers and competition. Forcing firms to share data would reduce incentives to innovate and compete. Concerns about privacy are better addressed by privacy law.
The Effects of Data Localization on Cybersecurity
Data localization policies prohibit the transfer of data to foreign countries. Data localization affects the ability of organizations to prevent and respond to cyberattacks, increasing cybersecurity risks.
Legislating Data Loyalty
A duty of loyalty focusing on the relationships between data collectors and data subjects would reinvigorate American privacy law. The law should include a general duty not to act against users’ interests.
Understanding Challenges for Developers to Create Accurate Privacy Nutrition Labels
Apple’s privacy nutrition labels require app developers to complete a form to make data collection processes more transparent to users. Developers support more transparency, but found the labelling process challenging.
Breached! Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It
Data breaches are preventable, but data security law has failed to reduce data breaches. Policymakers should reform data security law to take a more holistic approach, reducing systemic risk.
Dismantling the “Black Opticon”: Privacy, Race Equity, and Online Data-Protection Reform
Federal privacy law has failed to address privacy problems that disproportionately affect African Americans, such as oversurveillance, discrimination, and fraud. New state and federal privacy laws could better serve their interests.