Link: Making the Internet Work for Everyone Using Section 230

For New America’s Thread online magazine, I wrote a piece on the importance of Section 230 for public interest internet organizations, like Wikipedia or the Internet Archive. The piece underscores that while the statute is one that undoubtedly has downsides, needlessly reforming or repealing Section 230 can lead to more bad than good.

Link: What Should U.S. Policymakers Know about the AI Act (So Far)?

For OTI’s Blog, I wrote an explanation for what happened in the EU with the AI Act. Because the decision taken in early December 2023 was a provisional and political one that happened behind closed doors, there is no text of the Act yet, and any text that crops up before mid February 2024 is…

Link: OTI Blog – SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Platforms — What’s Next for Platform Accountability?

For the OTI Blog, along with Prem Trivedi, I wrote about the Supreme Court’s ruling on two important cases related to Section 230, and on what lies ahead, as well as what OTI sees as important work in the future

Link: Platform://Democracy – Enforcement as a Necessity in Platform Councils

As part of my work with the Hans Bredow Institute, I participated in early 2023 in a Research Clinic focused on Platform Councils. The output of the project, which included four Clinics around the world, is a significant report with numerous fantastic authors that have expertise in platform governance. My own work was published under…

Press: DailyDot – “Inside the behind-the-scenes push civil rights groups are making on Capitol Hill to pass data privacy laws”

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.