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What is the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018? Influencers in the know break down the details

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is a bill intended to enhance online privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, United States. But the bill has national and global implications. Here’s how to...

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What’s next for content moderation?

The Transatlantic Working Group considers transparency, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and limitations on algorithms as ways forward.

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Sustainability doesn't work without transparency

Do you know what your current carbon footprint is? If not, how would you go about calculating it? What information do you need?

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Rethinking government use of commercial exploit tools after WhatsApp spying

The recent WhatsApp lawsuit shows the significant risk to individuals, as well as public trust, that comes from allowing commercial systems to remain exploitable.

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Interim AI report offers mix of ambitious and practical recommendations

If we want US, rather than Chinese, values to infuse the world’s approach to AI, then high powered diplomacy is an essential tool. A new NSC report breaks down the approach.

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Restrictions needed but not sufficient to address Chinese technology acquisition

The US has developed a number of new tools to deny China access to US technology. Those tools are necessary, but are not sufficient.

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What happens when every nation censors search results globally?

The dam has burst on governments asserting their right to censor the internet worldwide. Welcome to the dark side of information globalization.

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Social media companies shouldn’t censor campaign ads from legitimate political candidates

Congress needs to extend the old broadcasting rules against media control of candidate messages to cover cable and social media.

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European Court of Justice 'right to be forgotten' ruling likely to be relitigated

Love it or hate it, it’s clear that whether the EU can apply the GDPR’s “right to be forgotten” globally is in question.

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Why it’s time for a strong federal privacy law

A federal privacy statute can harmonize privacy law, leave room for states to regulate/enforce and enable American global tech policy leadership.

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Digital platforms are under attack

The state AGs’ new antitrust investigation and California’s new independent contractor law both target digital platforms. Ironically, that could be their defense too.

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Should social media delete “provably false” stories?

It’s a dangerous standard that misses the real challenges facing digital platforms.

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IRS combats fraud with advanced data analytics

The Internal Revenue Service deals with billions of dollars in identity theft tax refund fraud every year. Anomaly detection powered by advanced analytics is helping to combat it.

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Transparency is the way forward to assess political bias on social media

It’s the best response to charges of bias from China and across the political spectrum.

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Policy challenges will inhibit 5G growth If they are not properly addressed

Policymakers need to look beyond spectrum and international competition with China to threats to safety, security, privacy and competition.

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Antitrust enforcers can think of privacy as a parameter of competition

But it is not likely to improve privacy protection very much.

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French judicial analytics ban undermines rule of law

The ban is likely unconstitutional in the United States.

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The challenge of balanced content moderation

Digital platforms have to ban the bad stuff and promote diverse political perspectives.

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