Volume 19, Issue 1

Health Privacy and (Lack Of) Legal Protections In a Technology-Driven Economy 

Volume 19, Issue 1 (Jan 2018)

Applying the perspectives of law, technology, and economics, this article explores the privacy concerns arising from the ability of search engines and web domain owners to indiscriminately track an individual’s health-related internet searches. Using the hypothetical example of a forty-year-old woman diagnosed with high cholesterol who turns to Google to begin gathering data about her

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Mystica M. Alexander, Cheryl Kirschner, Patrick A. Scholten & David J. Yates, Health Privacy and (Lack Of) Legal Protections In a Technology-Driven Economy, 19 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 1 (2017), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ALEXANDER_Final-.pdf.

Taming The Golem: Challenges of Ethical Algorithmic Decision-Making

Volume 19, Issue 1 (Jan 2018)

The prospect of digital manipulation on major online platforms reached fever pitch in the last election cycle in the United States. Jonathan Zittrain’s concern about “digital gerrymandering” found resonance in reports, which were resoundingly denied by Facebook, of the company’s alleged editing of content to tone down conservative voices. At the start of the last

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Omer Tene & Jules Polonetsky, Taming The Golem: Challenges of Ethical Algorithmic Decision-Making, 19 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 125 (2017), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TENE_Final.pdf.

The Tower of Babel Revisited: Global Governance as a Problematic Solution to Existential Threats 

Volume 19, Issue 1 (Jan 2018)

The Biblical story of the Tower of Babel illuminates contemporary efforts to secure ourselves from global catastrophic threats. Our advancing knowledge has allowed us to specify with greater clarity the Floods that we face (asteroids, supervolcanoes, gamma-ray bursts, etc.); our galloping powers of technology have spawned a new class of human-generated dangers (climate change, nuclear

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Craig S. Lerner, The Tower of Babel Revisited: Global Governance as a Problematic Solution to Existential Threats, 19 N.C.J.L & Tech. 69 (2017), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/LERNER_Final-copy.pdf.

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