The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
In November, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University released a report - State of the States on Cyber Security - on cyber security efforts in eight state governments across the US. (The chart on page 8 provides a nice snapshot) This is an important topic, and one that has been wildly under-examined. Additional information on state cyber efforts is available in papers and studies by organizations like the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (
The probably-really-almost-totally final 2016 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here! Lawyers around the world have been hunkered down, analyzing its 200-plus pages. In the “Right to Be Forgotten” (RTBF) provisions, not much has changed from prior drafts.
In October, we covered a significant case in Brooklyn federal court that tackles the hot-button issue of whether tech companies should be compelled to provide law enforcement with the ability to access information that’s protected by encryption.
On December 1, a federal court in Virginia entered partial summary judgment for music publisher BMG in BMG Rights Management v. Cox Communications, a closely watched case on the applicability of the DMCA safe harbors to a broadband Internet access provider. BMG sued Cox for contributory and vicarious infringement based on Cox users’ peer-to-peer file sharing activity.
Google is moving to Moscow! Not really. But Mr. Sergey Brin, the founder of Google, was born in Moscow. How does Russia ensure that Sergey 2.0 will stay in Moscow - and not flee to Mountain View? You should care. Russia's economy is over leveraged in the energy market. When oil prices drop, the Kremlin will be all the more desperate to do unwise deals for arms, among other things, to fill its coffers at the risk of longer term Russian -- and American -- stability. To keep Sergey 2.0, the Kremlin should take the following steps.