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Progress in Building Trust in Trans-Atlantic Data Flows

Victoria Espinel | Posted 02.11.2017 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Last night, the U.S. House passed the Senate-amended version of the Judicial Redress Act, now headed to President Obama for signature. Progress on this front matters.

New Privacy Deal May Not Actually Stop U.S. Snooping

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.02.2016 | Technology

A new deal reached between the United States and European Union Tuesday would allow American companies like Facebook to continuing collecting personal...

US & EU Reach Tentative Privacy Deal

Christina Gagnier | Posted 02.02.2017 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

After months of unease for United States companies and their counsel alike, a deal has tentatively been reached by the United States and European Unio...

EU Doesn't Want The U.S. Spying On European Citizens

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 01.20.2016 | Technology

The European Union wants guarantees of effective limits on U.S. authorities' power to request people's personal information from companies to conclude...

Europe Will Take A Stand On U.S. Data Monitoring

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 01.15.2016 | Technology

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union privacy regulators aim to agree next month on whether and how data transfers to the United States should continue ...

Seeking a Safe Harbor in a Widening Sea

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 11.05.2016 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

A rekindled multi-stakeholder dialogue is needed to help clarify global privacy standards and flesh out the right to privacy mentioned in both the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Data Privacy and Security in a Post-Safe Harbor Era

Bob Muglia | Posted 11.03.2016 | Technology
Bob Muglia

Data without borders may be a thing of the past. On Oct. 6, the European Court of Justice declared the Safe Harbor structure to be invalid. Since its establishment, Safe Harbor has provided a simple, legal mechanism to transfer Personal Data outside of Europe to data centers located in the U.S.

U.S. Has No Anti-Piracy Laws.

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 10.25.2016 | Arts
William Buckley Jr.

Does anyone really believe that the record labels would have ever signed the Spotify deal if they hadn't struggled so unsuccessfully with piracy for so long? Why aren't artists able to get their work removed from pirate sites where somebody else is making money off their work? How revolutionary is that?

Seize the Opportunity for a Sustainable Path

Victoria Espinel | Posted 10.22.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

In "The collapse of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor: Solving the new privacy Rubik's Cube," Microsoft's Brad Smith provides insight on ways to ensure European...

Europe Takes Major Stand Against U.S. Data Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.06.2015 | Technology

A new ruling could make it harder for American organizations to harvest data from European citizens. In a landmark decision Tuesday, the Court of Just...

Why We Can't Protect Artists in America

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
William Buckley Jr.

Online piracy is an epidemic that knows no boundaries, impacting film, television, music, books, photography, software, video games and all works that can be copied, digitized and distributed over the internet.

Europe's Remarkable New War on Facebook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Remember the name Max Schrems. He's a European David firing his slingshot at the modern-day Goliath you know as Facebook.

Online Piracy Finally In the Crosshairs

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
William Buckley Jr.

On March 13, the Congressional Subcommittee on copyright reform held hearings on proposed revisions to the DMCA, Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Tho...

Congress Should Review Abuses of Copyright Law Crucial to Internet Economy

Edward J. Black | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

While the DMCA should remain undisturbed as a cornerstone of our thriving Internet economy, Congress can still shine a light on bad actors trying to snuff out competitors or lawful speech online.

Did Gawker Infringe Copyright? That's a Bingo!

Michelle Wein | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media
Michelle Wein

Last week, the entertainment website Gawker linked to the leaked draft script of Quentin Tarantino's proposed upcoming film, The Hateful Eight. Now, Tarantino is suing the site for copyright infringement.

Qualified Mortgages From the CFPB: Buyer Beware!

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Misrepresenting oneself to oneself has to be the lowest form of self-flattery. Not only does it breach the mother of all truism -- "know thyself" (wri...

Banks Are Holding Us Hostage

Karen Hinton | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business
Karen Hinton

If we can't trust banks to run a foreclosure review process with some amount of precision, how in the heck do we expect them to run the world's financial systems and not take us for a deep dive again?

Senator Ron Wyden Lauded by CCIA

Mike Smith | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Washington Caucus Event Capped by Congressional Award CCIA President & CEO Ed Black is a Washington insider who glided across a ballroom at Union Sta...

Gulf Spill Fix Part 2: Consumer Confidence

Malcolm Wittenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Malcolm Wittenberg

What is the social and economic impact of diminished confidence and reduced consumption of seafood? A recent survey conducted by the University of Minnesota really tells the tale for the American consumer.

Today's Consumers -- Perception Is Reality

Malcolm Wittenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Malcolm Wittenberg

It is crucial that retailers and restaurants ensure the seafood they buy, sell, and prepare is tested for mercury concentrations to help rebuild consumer confidence in food safety.

Restoring Consumer Confidence in Essential Foods

Malcolm Wittenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Malcolm Wittenberg

From peanut butter to beef and from listeria to E. coli and melamine in milk products from China, it seems as though consumers are inundated with news on one "food scare" after another. Is all this worry justified?