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: 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…

Link: Brookings – The Digital Services Act’s lesson for U.S. policymakers: Co-regulatory mechanisms

For Brookings Institution’s TechTank, I wrote about the innovation in the DSA, and how one particular piece, co-regulatory mechanisms, can be a great way to start thinking through platform governance issues in the United States.

Link: Responsible AI Institute – Artificial Intelligence at a Crossroads: Compliance as Ethics

Alongside Molly Nystrom and Shannon Kay, who I’ve been working with as part of the Digital Interests Lab, I wrote a blogpost for the Responsible AI Institute explaining how companies tend to see ethics as compliance, especially when dealing with the thorny issues of Artificial Intelligence. This work started from an idea by Prof. Anne…

Link: Estadao – O dilema das pesquisas das redes

Alongside Claudio Lucena, I wrote a piece published in the online version of the Brazilian newspaper Estadao, on the importance of platforms, and especially Facebook, to open up data for researchers, in order to fix the immense information asymmetry. Only that first step of targeted transparency can lead us to a better position of arguing…

Report: Applying Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance to Online Content Management

Between 2019 and 2021 one of my main projects has been a Knight Foundation funded project working with the R Street Institute on translating the ethos and structure of multistakeholder governance from the Internet Governance space to the Speech Governance (of Content Policy) space. In September 2021 our report, written with Chris Riley, finally came…