If the Courts Do Not Recognize Technology Neutrality in the Wiretap Act, Congress Should Intervene

September 12, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a lawsuit against Google for illegal wiretapping could proceed. If this ruling is upheld, Congress should consider clarifying the Wiretap Act to make clear that data sent unencrypted does not have an expectation of privacy. 

RFID: Readily Forced Information Distortion

September 3, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

The sign of a civilization in decline is when there is widespread fear of the future and longing for the past. While America may not yet be in decline we certainly fear the future. Case in point: California’s decision to delay its deployment of drivers’ licenses with embedded radio-frequency identification chips (RFID). 

Snowden's NSA Leaks Pricked the Cloud' Bubble for US Tech Companies

Business Insider
If foreign governments enact protectionist trade barriers that effectively cut out US providers America could lose its cloud computing leadership.

Global Cloud Computing Market May Feel US Monitoring Effect

Bloomberg Businessweek
“Many foreign customers are now deciding whether the risks of storing data with a US company are worth the benefits," says Daniel Castro

NSA Revelations Could Cost U.S. Lead in Cloud Computing

Chicago Business Journal
Foreign competitors think they can grow market share in cloud computing because of concerns raised by the National Security Agency's PRISM program.

U.S. Cloud Industry Stands to Lose $35 Billion Amid PRISM Fallout

Revelations of the U.S. government's spying programs could have a massive impact on the U.S. cloud industry.

ID Is Key: Unlocking Mobile Tracking & Cross-Device Measurement

Methods for data collection and use are constantly changing, and privacy norms and policies should be upgraded but not at the expense of innovation.

The Future of Digital Trade in a "Post-PRISM" World

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Why Haven’t the FTC’s New COPPA Rules Made Your Kids Safer Online?

July 11, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

The new COPPA rules put privacy ahead of innovation and leave children worse off. While the old rules were already having a negative impact on innovation among online services directed at children, the new rules will further limit innovation and the availability of high quality online content for children, in particular, by restricting online behavioral advertising on many websites.

Do Consumers Care About Online Privacy Anymore?

July 10, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds