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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan E. Méndez, has issued a new expert’s report (his 17th)—this one on extraterritoriality. (JustSecurity’s extensive coverage of the extraterritoriality of states’ human rights obligations can be found here). Read more » about The Special Rapporteur on Torture’s Report on Extraterritoriality Speaks to Migrant Crisis
The European Court of Justice, Europe’s highest court, has just ruled that the Safe Harbor, an arrangement between the European Union and the United States allowing for the transfer of personal data, is legally invalid. Few non-specialists have heard of the Safe Harbor. Even so, this ruling is going to send shock waves through both Europe and the United States. Here’s how it happened (we talk about the implications in a separate post). Read more » about This privacy activist has just won an enormous victory against U.S. surveillance. Here’s how.
The European Court of Justice, Europe’s highest court, has just shot down the Safe Harbor, an arrangement between the European Union and the United States allowing for the transfer of personal data, in a case against Facebook. This has the potential to transform arguments between the E.U. and United States over privacy and surveillance. The decision is complex, and lawyers will be arguing over its more subtle implications for years. Read more » about Here’s how the Facebook case has just transformed the surveillance debate
Lauren Rivera is an associate professor of management and organizations at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of management. Her recent book, “Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs,” examines how inequality is produced by subtle social patterns of education and informal skills as well as big political and economic forces. I asked her four questions about the book. Read more » about Why are working class kids less likely to get elite jobs? They study too hard at college.
Yesterday, during a panel on encryption policy hosted by Just Security, an online forum covering national security law and policy, top U.S. intelligence lawyer Robert S. Litt pressed the case for engineering backdoors in encryption without undermining computer security as a whole. As CPJ has documented, leading security and policy experts consider this impossible.
Ever since the Monkey Cage came to the Washington Post, we’ve tried to highlight new books in the social sciences with important arguments. We’re now going to try to do this more systematically, through posts on Books with Big Ideas. We’re kicking this off with an interview with Gabriel Zucman, assistant professor of economics at UC Berkeley, and author of “The Hidden Wealth of Nations,” a new book from the University of Chicago Press describing how individuals and businesses stash literally trillions of dollars off shore to avoid taxes. Read more » about American businesses gave themselves a 6% tax cut over the last 15 years. Here’s how they did it.