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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Competition Policy and Antitrust
  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

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.

What’s New on TAP?

How are AI-based systems altering the conditions and quality of work? What are the potentials for discrimination in automated decision-making systems? What are the implications of AI systems that analyze human voices? Read about papers by Professors Ifeoma Ajunwa, Ryan Calo, Danielle Citron, Karen Levy, and Joseph Turow.

Courts Rule that Confusing Interfaces Violate Advertising Laws

Some firms use trick questions and confusing interfaces to manipulate consumers. In “Shining a Light on Dark Patterns,” law professor Lior Strahilevitz and his coauthor show how exploitive interface designs affect consumers, and outline cases ruling that such designs amount to deceptive trade practices.

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