Academic Writing

Trade Secrets and Climate Change: Uncovering Secret Solutions to the Problem of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Author(s): 
David Levine
Publication Date: 
August 18, 2014
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Climate change is a significant and complex problem facing the world today. To solve the problem will require the coordinated efforts of both the public and private sectors. As with earlier challenges of global significance (such as the polio epidemic), new and improved technologies promise solutions. Read more » about Trade Secrets and Climate Change: Uncovering Secret Solutions to the Problem of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Network Neutrality and Quality of Service: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
June 26, 2014
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

In December 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the Open Internet Order, which enacted binding network neutrality rules for the first time. Network neutrality rules limit the ability of Internet service providers to interfere with the applications, content and services on their networks; they allow users to decide how they want to use the Internet without interference from Internet service providers. In January of this year, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the core provisions of the Open Internet Order – the rules against blocking and discrimination. Read more » about Network Neutrality and Quality of Service: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like

Reviving Implied Confidentiality

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
March 5, 2014
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Download the article from the Indiana Journal of Law

The law of online relationships has a significant flaw—it regularly fails to account for the possibility of an implied confidence. The established doctrine of implied confidentiality is, without explanation, almost entirely absent from online jurisprudence in environments where it has traditionally been applied offline, such as with sensitive data sets and intimate social interactions. Read more » about Reviving Implied Confidentiality

The Scored Society: Due Process for Automated Predictions

Author(s): 
Danielle Citron
Publication Date: 
January 7, 2014
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Download the paper here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2376209

The Scored Society: Due Process for Automated Predictions

Danielle Keats Citron
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Frank A. Pasquale III
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project

January 7, 2014 Read more » about The Scored Society: Due Process for Automated Predictions

Consumer Subject Review Boards

Author(s): 
Ryan Calo
Publication Date: 
September 3, 2013
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Consumer Subject Review Boards by Ryan Calo

There are only a handful of reasons to study someone very closely. If you spot a tennis rival filming your practice, you can be reasonably sure that she is studying up on your style of play. Miss too many backhands and guess what you will encounter come match time. But not all careful scrutiny is about taking advantage. Doctors study patients to treat them. Good teachers follow students to see if they are learning. Social scientists study behavior in order to understand and improve the quality of human life. Read more » about Consumer Subject Review Boards

Big Data in Small Hands

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
September 3, 2013
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Big Data in Small Hands by Woodrow Hartzog & Evan Selinger

“Big data” can be defined as a problem-solving philosophy that leverages massive datasets and algorithmic analysis to extract “hidden information and surprising correlations.” Not only does big data pose a threat to traditional notions of privacy, but it also compromises socially shared information. This point remains underappreciated because our so-called public disclosures are not nearly as public as courts and policymakers have argued—at least, not yet. That is subject to change once big data becomes user friendly. Read more » about Big Data in Small Hands

Tiny Salespeople: Mediated Transactions and the Internet of Things

Author(s): 
Ryan Calo
Publication Date: 
September 1, 2013
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wanted to dramatize how hard GPS surveillance would be for our nation’s founders to envision. It would take a “very tiny constable,” he noted in concurrence with the majority in United States v. Jones, “with incredible fortitude and patience” to stow away on a stage coach and monitor its owner’s movements. Read more » about Tiny Salespeople: Mediated Transactions and the Internet of Things

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