In the first days of the new administration, an Obama executive order extending certain privacy protections to ordinary foreign citizens should not be on the chopping block: it is vital to transatlantic digital trade and ecommerce.
Privacy Paradox: Rethinking Solitude
Privacy Paradox takes an unorthodox look at the law and policy of contemporary privacy: intelligence reform, the transatlantic divide over data protection and government data collection, and the incipient international law of privacy. What does the "right to be let alone" mean in a world in which we leave digital dust wherever we go and entrust our lives to companies we know to be exploiting our data for commercial gain? Do we want those companies to stand up to government or work with it—or both?
Thoughts on why certain jurisdictions have benefitted from adequacy decisions under Article 25(6) of the Data Protection Directive and on how multinationals from other jurisdictions nonetheless maintain healthy European operations.
Our new Brookings paper challenges the idea that privacy is an eroding value and tries to measure the extent to which this focus ignores the significant privacy benefits of the technologies that concern privacy advocates
On Friday morning, I will be releasing a new Brookings paper that readers may find interesting. Stewart Baker of Steptoe & Johnson and Amie Stepanovich of Access Now will be discussants on the paper, which I wrote with Emma Kohse.
Here's how Brookings is describing the event:
Follow Buddies and Block Buddies: A Simple Proposal to Improve Civility, Control, and Privacy on Twitter
In order to address growing concerns over the use of the platform for online harassment, Twitter should expand its current system of letting users designate whom they “block” and “follow” to let users designate other users whose blocks and follows their accounts will replicate.
Few countries have received adequacy determinations allowing them to receive data transferred out of the EU.
This week, Lawfare will be rounding up coverage of some of our favorite national security topics of the past twelve months. Today, we're covering two topics on which readers may want a refresh before the issues heat up in 2017: FISA Section 702 and the Going Dark debate.
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