News, Developments, and Insights

BU Law Review Symposium on Privacy Law

I will be speaking on November 3, 2023 at a Boston University Law Review symposium: Information Privacy Law at the Crossroads. From the symposium description: This symposium aims to gather leading privacy scholars to examine the current state of privacy law and theory and explore its direction. With the introduction of the first bipartisan omnibus […]

Personal and Sensitive Data

NOTE: This post was originally part of my special newsletter on LinkedIn – Privacy+Tech Insights. This is a different newsletter from my weekly newsletter. My LinkedIn newsletters are more infrequent and typically involve a more focused analysis of a particular issue.   A quiet revolution has been going on with personal and sensitive data. There have been many notable […]

AI, Algorithms, and Awful Humans

I’m very excited to post my new short draft essay with Hideyuki (“Yuki”) Matsumi (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). The essay, which is a quick read (just 19 pages), is entitled: AI, Algorithms, and Awful Humans, forthcoming 92 Fordham Law Review (2024). It will be part of a Fordham Law Review symposium, The New AI: The Legal and […]

Cartoon: Tech Companies, Innovation, and Regulation

Here’s my new cartoon about how many tech companies extol innovation, yet seem to lose that innovative spirit when it comes to regulation. With the right incentives, it’s amazing how tech companies can rise to the challenge. They can certainly innovate to address regulatory demands; instead, they often send in lobbyists to pout and complain […]

Webinar – GDPR Enforcement: A Conversation with Max Schrems Blog

In case you missed my discussion with Max Schrems, you can watch the replay here.  We discussed cross-border data transfer, litigation challenges and strategies, and potential reforms of the GDPR enforcement process.

First Amendment Expansionism and California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code

The recent district court decision in NetChoice v. Bonta (N.D. Cal., Sept. 18, 2023) holding that the California Age-Appropriate Design Code (CAADC) likely violates the First Amendment is a ridiculously expansive interpretation of the First Amendment, one that would annihilate most regulation if applied elsewhere.  This decision is one of a new breed of opinions […]

My Speech at EUROPOL on the Nothing to Hide Argument

On September 19, 2023, I am speaking at the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL) event, Whispers of Contrast (Madrid, Spain). The topic of my talk will be “Nothing to Hide – Nothing to Fear?” and will be based on my book, Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security.  You […]