The patent troll problem cannot be dismissed as a myth

The patent troll problem cannot be dismissed as a myth

PTO Director Iancu’s startling comparison to little red riding hood ignores the evidence.

11/02/18

AI-driven content moderation can never be perfect

AI-driven content moderation can never be perfect

Regulatory pressure to rely more on automated takedowns threatens to undermine the legitimacy of online spaces.

10/26/18

GSA’s entity validation request for proposal is flawed

GSA’s entity validation request for proposal is flawed

The plan to create a government-run identifier raises intellectual property concerns and duplicates private sector efforts.

09/25/18

What exactly is a privacy risk?

What exactly is a privacy risk?

Without knowing what privacy risks are, businesses and consumers would be left in the dark under new privacy law proposals.

09/18/18

New privacy laws must permit valuable uses of public records

New privacy laws must permit valuable uses of public records

Let’s be careful not to shortchange the free flow of public data in the rush to pass new privacy.

09/12/18

Data sharing: a problematic idea in search of a problem to solve

Data sharing: a problematic idea in search of a problem to solve

Proposals to require companies to share their data are riddled with flaws and solve no pressing marketplace defects.

08/30/18

It’s time for a uniform national privacy law

It’s time for a uniform national privacy law

In light of new laws from Europe and California privacy needs to be on the Congressional agenda.

08/23/18

Online manipulation is the latest data protection debate

Online manipulation is the latest data protection debate

The furor over “dark patterns” reveals the limits of consumer control as the primary tool of data protection.

08/14/18

Ohio v. American Express is sensible antitrust policy

Ohio v. American Express is sensible antitrust policy

Supreme Court’s Ohio v. American Express decision is more sensible in how it handles antitrust policy than some realize.

08/07/18

The challenges and perils of intermediary liability

The challenges and perils of intermediary liability

Companies generate controversy when they don’t moderate content – but even when they do.

07/26/18

A new patent myth in Washington

A new patent myth in Washington

A flawed study prompts developments in Congress and the Patent and Trademark Office that threaten progress made against trolls.

07/24/18

Challenges and opportunities in California’s new privacy law

Challenges and opportunities in California’s new privacy law

Despite its democratic deficit, California’s new regulations create an opening to get U.S. national privacy policy right.

07/17/18

Open source mobile operating systems need to control fragmentation

Open source mobile operating systems need to control fragmentation

The history of failed operating systems has a lesson for today’s competition policy regulators.

07/12/18

Open government data is essential, but policies should not discourage public-private data partnerships

Open government data is essential, but policies should not discourage public-private data partnerships

Policymakers must craft sensible policies to ensure the public and private sectors can continue collaborating for the benefit of government and its citizens.

06/28/18

ICANN’s Whois service faces GDPR compliance challenges

ICANN’s Whois service faces GDPR compliance challenges

Legal uncertainties shutter previously accessible databases used to identify fraudsters, criminals, thieves and hackers.

06/13/18

GDPR is a missed opportunity for real privacy protection

GDPR is a missed opportunity for real privacy protection

Doubling down on individual control makes GDPR an expensive nuisance for enterprises while failing to protect consumers against likely data harms.

06/07/18

China and the West are converging on consumer data protection policy

China and the West are converging on consumer data protection policy

As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on May 25, China is also wrestling with the complex consumer protection issues that bedevil all digital economies.

05/24/18

In praise of personalized pricing

In praise of personalized pricing

Despite what you might have heard, personalized pricing would be fair and efficient.

05/23/18

The ethical challenges of AI

The ethical challenges of AI

Companies need to think in ethical terms as they develop and deploy AI applications.

05/15/18

AI and the future of work

AI and the future of work

We need a strategic plan to meet the challenges.

05/08/18

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