Nascent OECD work to identify principles on government access to data for law enforcement and national security purposes can have important normative significance but also faces political hurdles.
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Manufactured whistleblowing has become an element of disinformation campaigns to disrupt Taiwan’s sovereignty and stability.
The U.K. government's long-awaited Online Safety Bill was published on May 12. What does it say?
Our recent Brookings report lays the groundwork for such a law.
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The 2018 “techlash” shows no sign of slowing. The last week of July saw the release of two papers containing proposals for significant increases regulation of tech companies, particularly with an eye toward protecting the integrity of political processes and elections.
After four years of negotiation, the European Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on April 14, 2016. Enforcement is scheduled to begin May 25. This post provides a high-level summary of what the GDPR requires, how it differs from past EU data regulations and what it means for how data is handled outside the EU.
What the GDPR Does
The recent Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) report on Russia’s efforts to “undermine public faith in the US democratic process” through “an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election” also warns that similar influence operations could be waged against US allies, including France (where I’m from) and Germany. Both countries are set to hold elections in 2017 that will be crucial to the future of the EU.