Of Interest

  • Lyft sees robot taxis approaching fast

    Date published: 
    September 19, 2016

    "Transportation expert Bryant Walker Smith, a law professor at the University of North Carolina who’s associated with Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, said Zimmer’s timeline for autonomous vehicles aligns with his own and those of many others.

  • Is there such a thing as “rape culture” on campuses in Canada?

    Date published: 
    September 19, 2016

    "Who are the key players and actors on the issue of sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally?

    Shaheen Shariff, Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education, Director of Define the Line Projects at McGill University has been awarded a $2.5 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally.

  • Federal officials plan aggressive approach to driverless cars

    Date published: 
    September 19, 2016

    "“Some companies will conclude that existing law is perfectly flexible and accommodating for whatever they want to do,” said Bryant Walker Smith, a law professor at the University of South Carolina who heads the Emerging Technology Law Committee of the Transportation Research Board. “Some companies may be more conservative and want [legal] structures upfront.”

    But just when those companies will want regulations in place also is open to debate.

  • Self-Driving Cars Gain Powerful Ally: The Government

    Date published: 
    September 19, 2016

    "Over all, the government’s endorsement will speed up the rollout of autonomous cars, experts said, potentially within the next five years.

    “It helps companies by providing some cover. If a car crashes, courts may look to these guidelines to help us determine what was reasonable and not,” said Bryant Walker Smith, a professor at the University of South Carolina."

  • Yelp Warns California Lawsuit Could Scrub Critical Reviews

    Date published: 
    September 17, 2016

    "Daphne Keller, an Internet law expert at Stanford Law School and former attorney at Google, said prior court decisions favor Yelp and she would be surprised if the California Supreme Court didn't reverse the ruling.

    "It should be a no-brainer for Yelp to win," she said."

  • The European General Data Protection Regulation (Past Event)

    October 18, 2016
    Room 280B - Stanford Law School

    For many years since the European Data Protection Directive was implemented across Europe in 1998, data privacy was seen as an issue that mainly concerned what companies did with personal data behind the scenes.

  • Government Hacking: Rule 41 (Past Event)

    October 27, 2016
    Room 290 - Stanford Law School

    On December 1, 2016, significant and controversial changes to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41 are scheduled go into effect. Today, Rule 41 prohibits a federal judge from issuing a search warrant outside of the judge’s district, with some exceptions.Traditionally, federal judges may only issue warrants that will be executed within their own districts. The revised Rule 41 would permit judges to issue search and seizure warrants for computers outside their jurisdictions, in two circumstances: if the computer’s true location has been hidden through technological means (such as Tor), or, in a computer-hacking investigation under the CFAA, if the affected computers are located in five or more districts.

  • More than 90 million people from 196 countries have flagged videos for YouTube

    Date published: 
    September 16, 2016

    "Social media sites often walk a "delicate line" with moderation, said University of Washington law professor Ryan Calo. "The key thing to understand is that a platform like YouTube makes their decisions against the backdrop of our free speech principles and culture, but they are not bound by those principles," he said. A  site's own policies typically take precedence."

  • Meet Stanford CIS (Past Event)

    October 4, 2016
    Room 280B - Stanford Law School

    Stanford CIS brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students, programmers, security researchers, and scientists to study the interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like free speech, innovation, privacy, public commons, diversity, and scientific inquiry. Come hear CIS Directors Jennifer Granick + Daphne Keller and Resident Fellows Riana Pfefferkorn + Luiz Fernando Marrey Moncau talk about our work, and the assistance CIS provides to students in learning about these issues, selecting courses, identifying job opportunities, and making professional connections.


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