Fundamentally, the FTC has the structure and the legal powers necessary to enforce reasonable privacy rules. But it does need to evolve to meet the challenge of regulating modern information platforms.
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On April 23, the Hoover Institution hosted the latest iteration of the Security by the Book series, where Jack Goldsmith interviewed Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman about their new book, “Of Privacy and Power, The Transatlantic Struggle Over Freedom and Security.” They talked about how the relationship between Europe and U.S. has changed in response to regulations and other government action in the security and privacy spheres on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Massachusetts High Court Rules That State Can Compel Password Decryption in Commonwealth v. Jones
The court held, for the second time in five years, that the government may compel a defendant to unlock an electronic device under certain circumstances.
Encrypting Facebook’s services won’t fix the privacy problems that have gotten the company in trouble in recent years.
The ‘Big Brother Watch’ Ruling on U.K. Surveillance Practices: Key Points from an American Perspective
Last month the European Court of Human Rights found that various U.K. surveillance practices violate the Right to Privacy in the European Convention. The case is a great opportunity to better understand what is—and is not—similar about U.S. and EU legal frameworks in this area.
Tensions between the U.S. and the EU on Privacy Shield will provide some clues about the future of global privacy legislation.
The inquorate privacy watchdog may be back in action soon. If so, it should review the NSA’s call detail records program, Section 702, and the disparate impact of surveillance on minorities.
The White House’s announcement of the intended nominations of Travis LeBlanc and Aditya Bamzai to be members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) paves the way for the board to be operational again.
Brett Kavanaugh's Failure to Acknowledge the Changes in Communications Technology: The Implications for Privacy
What the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court missed in his decision in Klayman v. Obama.
A new CSIS report points out where it is possible to make progress on technology, privacy and security issues.