Of Interest

  • CEIPI Opinion on a EU Proposal for a Neighboring Right for Press Publishers Online

    At CEIPI, I have co-authored with Christophe Geiger and Oleksandr Bulayenko a position paper discussing the proposed introduction in EU law of neighboring rights for press publishers for the digital uses of their publications. The proposal is included in the European Commission’s Draft Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market of September 14, 2016. Below you find the summary of the paper:

  • Memo to President Obama: You Have Another Memo to Withdraw

    Author(s): 
    Beth Van Schaack
    Publication Date: 
    December 5, 2016
    Publication Type: 
    Other Writing

    The election of Donald Trump has triggered an anxious conversation about how President Obama can entrench some of his accomplishments before January 21, 2017.  Importantly, given the Trump campaign’s embrace of waterboarding and “worse”, President Obama would do well to ensure that he has fully dismantled the Bush Administration’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation system.

  • How Otto defied Nevada and scored a $680 million payout from Uber

    Date published: 
    December 4, 2016

    "Otto’s argument might not hold up if challenged, says Ryan Calo, a law professor who teaches a class on robotics law and policy at the University of Washington: “One question is whether or not monitoring counts if you’re not in the driver’s seat. Often customs wind up informing the law and the custom here is that other testers, like Google and Tesla, actually have a person sitting in front of the steering wheel.”

  • How Algorithms Can Bring Down Minorities' Credit Scores

    Date published: 
    December 2, 2016

    "Preventing algorithmic discrimination is a challenge. It’s not easy to hold companies to the laws that would protect consumers from unfair credit practices, says Danielle Citron, a law professor at the University of Maryland. “We don’t have hard and fast rules. It’s the Wild West in some respects.”"

  • Lawyers: New court software is so awful it’s getting people wrongly arrested

    Date published: 
    December 2, 2016

    "Elizabeth Joh, a criminal law professor at the University of California, Davis, told Ars that this situation was alarming. “Errors do occur in the criminal justice system, but in the past only people were to blame,” she e-mailed. “How do you blame software, and who is responsible? These kinds of systemic technology problems pose a real challenge to individual criminal defendants, who may sometimes not be aware of the source of the error—and it looks like Tyler Technologies is rejecting any responsibility.”"

  • What will the Data Breach Landscape Look Like in 2017?

    Date published: 
    December 4, 2016

    "Omer Tene, Vice President of Research and Education for International Association of Privacy Professionals, added “Clearly, the biggest challenge for businesses in 2017 will be preparing for the entry into force of the GDPR, a massive regulatory framework with implications for budget and staff, carrying stiff fines and penalties in an unprecedented amount.”

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