In an upcoming session (Feb 21 at 4:45pm in Furman Hall 210) of the Guarini Colloquium: Regulating Global Digital Corporations, Professor Anu Bradford will discuss her new book, “Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology.” Those interested in attending should email email@example.com.
On February 15, Bloomberg Law reported on a proposed rule set to come from President Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, which aims to protect the privacy of patients who seek reproductive health care. This arrives following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision and state bans on abortion.
On February 14, FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson published a WSJ article claiming she was resigning due to Chair Lina Khan’s “disregard for the rule of law and due process.” Wilson cited several examples, including a rulemaking launched last month that aims to ban most noncompete clauses in employee contracts and which she states is contrary to the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA.
A Gothamist article published February 13 focuses on a new city contract that provides Rikers Island detainees with electronic tablets. Correction officials would be able to surveil correspondence using keyword searches and collect fees for some messaging services. This news comes the day before a vote on whether to ban physical mail and personal packages sent to detainees.
(Compiled by Student Fellow Rebecca Kahn)