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PRG News Roundup 11/15

November 15, 2017 7:03 pm Eli Siems 0
Emiliano Falcon and Eli Siems contributed A recent Op-Ed in the New York Times assailed the academic community for being asleep at the wheel on the critical study of algorithms and technology more broadly. Meanwhile NYU officially launched the AInow Institute for the study of the social implications of AI.…
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New York City Council Hearing on Algorithmic Transparency Bill

October 19, 2017 2:01 pm Eli Siems 0
On Monday, October 16, the New York City Council’s Committee on Technology held a hearing on the proposed bill INT 1696-2017, which “would require agencies that use algorithms or other automated processing methods that target services, impose penalties, or police persons to publish the source code used for such processing.…
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Kartik Prasad Blog Post

April 12, 2017 3:16 pm Ashley Jacques 0
Kartik Prasad Information Privacy Law Professor Ira Rubinstein April 12, 2017 Transparency Reports and the FREEDOM Act. The Snowden revelations showcased how Sections 215 and 702 was abused by the NSA in bulk collection of phone metadata. The FREEDOM Act (the Act) sought to curtail this practice by banning the NSA from directly collecting the metadata.…
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Junjie Yan: Blog Post

April 12, 2017 11:44 am Ashley Jacques 0
Junjie Yan Information Privacy Law Professor Ira Rubinstein April 13, 2017 Title of Blog Post: Implications of the upcoming repeal of Internet privacy protections Article: Brian Fung, The House just voted to wipe away the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections Wash.…
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Ambar Bhushan: Blog Post

April 12, 2017 11:42 am Ashley Jacques 0
Ambar Bhushan Information Privacy Law Professor Ira Rubinstein April 13, 2017 Lone Wolf 4th Amendment Challenge To NSA Bulk Data Collection Put On Ice Tennessee lawyer Elliot Schuchardt’s lawsuit alleging that the NSA was collecting and storing “massive quantities of email and other data created by United States Citizens” has been removed from the District Court’s active docket, The Pennsylvania Record reports.…
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Cecilia Coelho Romero: Blog Post

April 12, 2017 11:41 am Ashley Jacques 1
Cecilia Coelho Romero Information Privacy Law Professor Ira Rubinstein April 12, 2017 The end of unrestrained bulk metadata collection after Snowden’s revelations The USA Patriot Act enacted in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks allowed through its Section 215 the bulk metadata collection, which generated much debate in American society about the proper balance between national security and civil liberties.…
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Jian Wu Blog Post

April 11, 2017 4:42 pm Ashley Jacques 0
Jian Wu Information Privacy Law Professor Ira Rubinstein April 11, 2017 Title of Blog Post: China’s Cybersecurity Law Goes into Effect June 1, 2017 Article: Katherine W. Keally, China’s Cybersecurity Law Goes into Effect June 1, 2017—Are You Ready?, NACD Online (March 21, 2017), https://blog.nacdonline.org/2017/03/chinas-cybersecurity-law-goes-into-effect-june-1-2017-are-you-ready/ Blog Text: The Cybersecurity Law of China, promulgated by the National Congress Standing Committee of China, will become effective on June 1, 2017.…
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Caroline Alewaerts Blog Post

April 11, 2017 8:07 am Ashley Jacques 0
Caroline Alewaerts Information Privacy Law Professor Ira Rubinstein April 10, 2017 Uncertain Future of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Reduced to only one member since the beginning of the year, many news reports warn that the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) may have become a dead shell, and will remain so unless decisions are made to replenish it.…