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TAP Highlights

What to Look Forward to at Next Week’s Privacy+Security Forum

Throughout the 3-day virtual event, participants can explore topics as diverse as dark patterns, evolving health care privacy, ransomware, AI regulation, emerging advertising technology, data ethics, and the limitations of technology tools to protect privacy –just to name a few.

Bennett Capers’ Hopeful Future: Race, Policing, and Afrofuturism

In his article, “Afrofuturism, Critical Race Theory, and Policing in the Year 2044,” Fordham law professor Bennett Capers envisions a world where “there is still crime, and there is still the need for the police. There is surveillance, though it is “soft” surveillance—unobtrusive, barely noticeable—and is distributed equally, unlike the race-based surveillance that currently exists.”

Cities Shape Privacy Regulation

In “Governing Privacy in the Datafied City,” law professors Ira Rubenstein and Bilyana Petkova outline cities’ role in shaping privacy regulation, describing municipal legal challenges to private firms’ use of consumer data, and data-sharing agreements with smart city developers and other private firms.

Environmental Law Should Inform Privacy Regulation

In “Breaking the Privacy Gridlock: A Broader Look at Remedies,” privacy experts Jim Dempsey, Chris Hoofnagle, Ira Rubinstein, and Katherine Strandburg describe remedies used by environmental and financial regulators to assess their effectiveness for addressing privacy harms, including intangible and collective harms.

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