The ‘Right to Be Forgotten’, the right to be included, and global content regulation

Today the French Data Protection regulator, CNIL, reaffirmed its position that Google must apply European “Right to Be Forgotten” (RTBF) law globally, by removing content from its services in all countries.  Europe’s RTBF laws are rooted in citizens' rights to data protection and privacy.  They are inconsistent with U.S. and other countries’ free expression laws, because they require suppression of information even if that information is true and not causing harm.

Government Cheating on the Sotomayor Surveillance Scale

In her concurring opinion in US v. Jones, 565 U.S. ___ (2012), Justice Sonia Sotomayor brought up a crucial point regarding a democracy's natural acceptance or resistance to government surveillance. As you may recall, the Court in Jones addressed whether the government's attachment of a GPS tracking device to someone's car in order to continuously monitor their movements constitutes a search or seizure under the Fourth Amendment.

State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: The Garden State Model

No state has emerged as "the" model for cyber security policy and information sharing; nor is any likely to - given the varying needs, resources, and strategic priorities of the many states.  Rather, as Justice Brandeis suggested, we've seen in cyber security a classic example of the complexities of federalism and the "laboratories of democracy."  That said, the Garden State has shown thoughtfulness and innovation in its recent policy and organizational choices related to cyber security.   In rec


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