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The FTC and Privacy and Security Duties for the Cloud

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
April 7, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Third-party data service providers, especially providers of cloud computing services, present unique and difficult privacy and data security challenges. While many companies that directly collect data from consumers are bound by the promises they make to individuals in their privacy policies, cloud service providers are usually not a part of this arrangement. It is not entirely clear what, if any, obligations cloud service providers have to protect the data of individuals with whom they have no contractual relationship. Read more » about The FTC and Privacy and Security Duties for the Cloud

What Does the Internet of Things Mean for Corporate Secrecy?

Author(s): 
David Levine
Publication Date: 
April 4, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Last week, a new group called the Industrial Internet Consortium—made up of several technology companies including AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel and interestingly, Vanderbilt University—announced its plans to create engineering standards for the “Internet of Things.” IoT refers to the connection of smartphones, routers, thermostats, sensors, and other objects to the I Read more » about What Does the Internet of Things Mean for Corporate Secrecy?

Even (Some) Law Firms Think Robots Are The Next Big Thing

Author(s): 
Ryan Calo
Publication Date: 
January 31, 2014
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

I am proud to say that I helped found the Robot Block Party in Silicon Valley. Now in its fifth year, the event brings together industry, academia, and the hobbyist community to demo robots in celebration of National Robotics Week. We held the first one in Paul Brest Hall at Stanford Law School. The second, third, and fourth Robot Block Parties took place nearby at the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab (where Stanford University develops driverless cars). Each event drew at least a thousand visitors. Read more » about Even (Some) Law Firms Think Robots Are The Next Big Thing

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