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In honor of anyone who just took a bar exam, here's the wholly hypothetical scenario I used at last week's excellent multidiscliplinary workshop on road vehicle automation (with slight modifications): Read more » about A Self-Driving Crash Test
Photo: Like its namesake, the European Data Protection Directive ("DPD"), this Mercedes is old, German-designed, clunky and noisy – yet effective. [Photo: Omer Tene] Read more » about There is no new thing under the sun
I am delighted to have been invited to guest blog on Concurring Opinions for the next few weeks. I am re-posting here with permission a shorter version of my posts there. Read more » about Privacy: For the Rich or for the Poor?
The revised Cybersecurity Act sponsored by Lieberman and Collins needs work. It's provisions expand the government's ability to conduct network surveillance and interfere with the egalitarian flow of cybersecurity information. The proposal should be amended to further narrow and clarify the circumstances under which otherwise illegal wiretapping and surveillance is allowed, to narrow the definition of "countermeasures" to only defensive actions that shield one's own machines, and to encourage declassification and publication of cyberthreat information. Read more » about Revised Cybersecurity Act Needs Amendments for Privacy, Security
A century later, driverless cars and trucks have the potential to revolutionize society as much as the horseless carriages that preceded them. This emerging technology raises important questions -- about legality and liability, privacy and security, even intellectual property and land use -- that demand thoughtful analysis from a variety of perspectives. For these reasons, I am excited to be teaching an inaugural seminar on the legal aspects of autonomous driving. This Fall 2012 course is open to Stanford University students who want to meaningfully advance that analysis. Law students should preregister by this Friday, July 13th, 2012; others should follow these steps. Read more » about Stanford Students: Fall 2012 Course on the Law of Autonomous Driving