I was quoted in this article in the Daily Dot about the important push of civil rights groups to make sure comprehensive federal privacy legislation has strong civil rights protections.
Link: R Street Blog – Regulating Big Tech Around the World: EU and U.K. Competing Approaches to Co-regulatory Mechanisms
For the R Street Institute, I wrote an analysis of how the European Union and the United Kingdom are using similar co-regulatory mechanisms in regulating tech companies, but are doing so in very different ways, which shows the general flexibility of these mechanisms.
Link: OTI Blog – Privacy Is a Right, Protecting It Is Not Extreme
For the Open Technology Institute Blog, I responded to some incendiary accusations by the digital ads lobby that those who seek comprehensive privacy legislation at the federal level are extremists. Not only is that not true, but Democrats, Republicans, civil society, and parts of industry are all calling for this legislation.
Link: TechDirt – The US Finally Has A Chance For A Federal Privacy Law. It Should Take It
For TechDirt, I wrote about the lack of principled or even ideological opposition to the passage of comprehensive federal privacy legislation, and how it is well past time Congress brings up the American Data Privacy and Protection Act for a vote.
Link: Lawfare – Is the DSA a New Dawn of Legislating Platform Governance Globally?
Alongside Bruna Santos, I wrote a post for Lawfare on the Digital Services Act and its unique and novel features, as well as whether the DSA can become a de facto standard for the future of platform governance.
Link: TechPolicy.Press – Make Privacy Legislation a Lame Duck Priority
For Tech Policy Press I wrote about the necessity of making sure that comprehensive federal privacy legislation passes Congress before the end of the year, during the so-called “lame duck” session. The bill, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) would finally give everyone in the US the protections they need while using the…
Link: SF Examiner Op-Ed on California stalling Federal Privacy
For the San Francisco Examiner, I wrote an op-ed explaining that California may have been a leader in privacy but it’s now privacy’s biggest opponent, federally. The heads of CA’s data protection agency, elected state officials and the congressional delegation are waging a campaign against the bipartisan bicameral federal privacy bill (American Data Privacy and…
Link: Context – Section 230 faces a reckoning
For Context, I wrote a commentary piece about the two (weird) Supreme Court cases that (in a roundabout way) deal with Section 230. Looking at how various potential outcomes of those cases impact intermediary liability and what all that may mean for us, the users.
Link: Barron’s – Change Is Coming to Internet Platforms. The Supreme Court May Lead the Charge
For Barron’s I wrote about the two cases the Supreme Court took on a few weeks ago, two very interesting cases that could strike at part or all of the protections afforded by Section 230 to all internet companies (big and small)
Link: TechPolicy.Press – Tech Firms Take First Step Toward Self-Regulation on Trust & Safety
For Tech Policy Press, I wrote about how the platform industry is thinking about and acting on self-governance, primarily through the lens of the Digital Trust and Safety Partnership (DTSP). The piece looks at DTSP’s first output, a self-assessment report, its next steps and what needs to happen across other stakeholders too for a health…