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Is our obsession with regulation killing the web?

What started out as an open, connected and vastly unregulated platform of sharing information is consistently being crippled by legislation made by people who do not understand the fundamentals of technology. Unless we act fast, there...

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UK ‘Online Harms White Paper’ is ambitious and takes prescriptive approach

In order for the approach to not negatively affect innovation, however, there needs to be more prioritization.

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Facebook embraces content moderation regulation…or does it?

The company’s stance suggests a sensible alternative to government censorship.

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

New transatlantic initiatives focus on an increased government role.

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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.

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How data governance can support data privacy compliance

Organizations that already have a data governance capability in place have a solid head start and can leverage it to facilitate many aspects of data privacy compliance.

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5 ways a global presence can benefit your tech company

Now is the best time to go global with your tech company. The advantages come in form of multifaceted choices at every level for your business. Moreover, given the unpredictability of the U.S. immigration laws, a global tech presence...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The challenges and perils of intermediary liability

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

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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.

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When it comes to GDPR, are CIOs finally ready?

GDPR is a significant change for all organizations. The question is how prepared are organizations to respond of all of its edicts?

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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.

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