Academic Writing

Debunking the First Amendment Myths Surrounding Revenge Porn Laws

Author(s): 
Danielle Citron
Publication Date: 
April 18, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Disclosing someone’s nude image in violation of trust and confidence (often known as nonconsensual pornography or revenge porn) is a destructive invasion of privacy that can cause irreversible harm to a person’s physical and emotional well-being, professional reputation, and financial security. Lawmakers are rightfully paying attention. Read more » about Debunking the First Amendment Myths Surrounding Revenge Porn Laws

Protecting Sexual Privacy with Law

Author(s): 
Danielle Citron
Publication Date: 
April 16, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Technological change is at the heart of much information privacy law. Recall privacy law’s beginning. In 1890, Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis, then law partners, wrote the The Right to Privacy in response to the emerging privacy vulnerabilities of their era. Read more » about Protecting Sexual Privacy with Law

Who Will Pay for the Zero Marginal Cost Society?

Author(s): 
Brett Frischmann
Publication Date: 
April 10, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Jeremy Rifkin's book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society, is at times thrilling, at times encyclopedic, and at times possibly hyperbolic. It is very well-written, it touches on an incredibly wide variety of modern topics, it builds on an exhaustive set of references, and most importantly it makes you think seriously about the future. You cannot possibly read this book without pausing at least a half a dozen times to ponder. There were parts of the book that presented me with completely new facts, claims, technologies, and predictions. Read more » about Who Will Pay for the Zero Marginal Cost Society?

The FTC and Privacy and Security Duties for the Cloud

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
April 7, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Third-party data service providers, especially providers of cloud computing services, present unique and difficult privacy and data security challenges. While many companies that directly collect data from consumers are bound by the promises they make to individuals in their privacy policies, cloud service providers are usually not a part of this arrangement. It is not entirely clear what, if any, obligations cloud service providers have to protect the data of individuals with whom they have no contractual relationship. Read more » about The FTC and Privacy and Security Duties for the Cloud

What Does the Internet of Things Mean for Corporate Secrecy?

Author(s): 
David Levine
Publication Date: 
April 4, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Last week, a new group called the Industrial Internet Consortium—made up of several technology companies including AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel and interestingly, Vanderbilt University—announced its plans to create engineering standards for the “Internet of Things.” IoT refers to the connection of smartphones, routers, thermostats, sensors, and other objects to the I Read more » about What Does the Internet of Things Mean for Corporate Secrecy?

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