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Seeking a Safe Harbor in a Widening Sea

Author(s): 
Scott Shackelford
Publication Date: 
November 5, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

In a move that could cost the EU up to 1.3 percent of its gross domestic product, according to the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union, on Oct. 6 the European Court of Justice invalidated the 15-year old EU-US Safe Harbor Agreement in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, causing some consternation among the more than 5,000 European and U.S. firms that rely on the Agreement to transfer EU data to U.S. servers.

Transatlantic Digital Dialogue: Rebuilding Trust through Cooperative Reform - See more at: http://www.gmfus.org/publications/transatlantic-digital-dialogue-rebuilding-trust-through-cooperative-reform#sthash.HaTczHTI.dpuf

Author(s): 
Ben Scott
Publication Date: 
November 5, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The Transatlantic Digital Dialogue is a multi-stakeholder working group of experts from Germany and the United States. It was assembled and stewarded by the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and the German Marshall Fund of the United States to develop a constructive agenda for the modernization of privacy/security policy that begins to address the global debate over digital surveillance.

Paris Insights

Author(s): 
Brian Nussbaum
Publication Date: 
November 1, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Brian Nussbaum

CCHS Senior Fellow; Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, SUNY at Albany

Rethinking the Think Tank

Author(s): 
Ben Scott
Publication Date: 
November 1, 2015
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Other Writing

The debilitating weakness in our democracy today is the growing disconnect between government and citizens. Most Americans now believe that our political system is broken. It is indifferent to the views of the majority. It is captured by monied interests. And it is rarely able to deliver solutions to big problems. The grand bargains of yesteryear’s politics are gone, replaced by the politics of protest.

A Quick Update: Apple, Privacy, and the All Writs Act of 1789

Author(s): 
Jennifer Granick
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
October 30, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Here’s the latest in the encryption case we’ve been writing about in which the Justice Department is asking Magistrate Judge James Orenstein to order Apple to unlock a criminal defendant’s passcode-protected iPhone. The government seized and has authority to search the phone pursuant to a search warrant.

The All Writs Act, Software Licenses, and Why Judges Should Ask More Questions

Author(s): 
Jennifer Granick
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
October 26, 2015
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Other Writing

Pending before federal magistrate judge James Orenstein is the government’s request for an order obligating Apple, Inc. to unlock an iPhone and thereby assist prosecutors in decrypting data the government has seized and is authorized to search pursuant to a warrant.

Why We Should Join the Movement to Save the Internet in Europe

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
October 26, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Tomorrow, the European Parliament will vote on a proposal that will decide the future of the open Internet in Europe. The proposal is supposed to protect net neutrality, the principle that keeps the Internet an open and free platform, but it contains dangerous loopholes that threaten the future of free speech, innovation, and democracy in Europe.

Wait, didn’t we already win network neutrality?

Europe Vote Threatens Net Neutrality. Help Save the Open Internet

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
October 26, 2015
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Tomorrow, the European Parliament will vote on a proposal that will decide the future of the open Internet in Europe. The proposal is supposed to protect net neutrality, the principle that keeps the Internet an open and free platform, but it contains dangerous loopholes that threaten the future of free speech, innovation and democracy in Europe.

Wait, didn't we already win network neutrality?

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