The drum beat continues for regulating the content moderation practices of digital platforms

The drum beat continues for regulating the content moderation practices of digital platforms

New transatlantic initiatives focus on an increased government role.

It’s time to think seriously about regulating platform content moderation practices

It’s time to think seriously about regulating platform content moderation practices

A sensible regulatory regime can discourage harmful content and still protect free speech.

We can’t hide from digital sleuths anymore

We can’t hide from digital sleuths anymore

But privacy law can protect us from harm.

Competition in digital advertising is on the rise

Competition in digital advertising is on the rise

Amazon’s growing share of the online ad market has important implications for understanding tech competition.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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