Publications

The U.S. has just accused Russia of hacking America’s elections. That’s a very big deal.

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
October 7, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Obama administration security officials have formally accused Russia of interfering with the U.S. presidential election. The Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security made a joint statement, saying that ““[t]he U.S. intelligence community is confident that the Russian government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from U.S. persons and institutions, including from U.S.

Public-Private Cybersecurity

Author(s): 
Kristen E. Eichensehr
Publication Date: 
October 6, 2016
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

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Correcting the Record on Section 702: A Prerequisite for Meaningful Surveillance Reform, Part II

Author(s): 
Jennifer Granick
Publication Date: 
September 22, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Last week, we argued that the public discussion surrounding two of the government’s most controversial mass surveillance programs – PRISM and Upstream – has not sufficiently acknowledged the broad scope of collection under these programs, which take place under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). In short, hiding behind the counterterrorism justifications for section 702 is a broad surveillance program that sucks up massive amounts of irrelevant private data.

US Department of Transportation issues guidance for automated driving

Author(s): 
Bryant Walker Smith
Publication Date: 
September 21, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

With the recent announcement, the US Department of Transportation is enthusiastically embracing automated driving. It’s saying that self-driving vehicles are coming in some form (or many forms) and that the agency can play a role not only in supervising but also in assisting this transportation transformation. The DOT is recognizing the wide range of relevant technologies, applications, and business models and is striving to address them more quickly and flexibly through its wide range of prospective and retrospective regulatory tools.

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