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The CLOUD Act: US and UK Sign Agreement to Allow Law Enforcement Agencies to Share Data Regarding Serious Crimes

          On October 3, 2019, the United States and the United Kingdom signed the first ever Clarifying Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act executive agreement, which allows cross-border sharing of electronic data with law enforcement agencies regarding serious crimes. The goal of the agreement was prompted by the countries’ interest in combating crime – including terrorism,

The Battleground of Net Neutrality

            Since the FCC repealed Obama-era net neutrality rules, the topic has been one of fervent debate.  The 2015 rules specifically prohibited three activities by ISPs: outright blocking of content, throttling (or increasing the load times) of content, and creating “fast lanes” (decreasing the load times) of content.  The now-repealed 2015 guidelines were a vital

Regulating Privacy: How California’s Privacy Law May Affect Consumers

     We all know how easy it is to accept a company’s privacy policy. One click, the “accept” button turns green, and we are free to use the technology without a further thought. A 2017 study found that more than 90% of people accept privacy policies without more than a glance. Most of us do

Facebook Ad-vantage: A Lack of Regulation May Lead to Public Ignorance and Political Imbalance in the 2020 Presidential Election

            With the 2020 Presidential election fast approaching, candidates are becoming increasingly creative with their campaigns. While traditional forms of campaigning such as advertisements on television and radio are still being used, more and more candidates are turning to social media to reach the public. Between May 2018 and July 2019, for example, President Trump

California’s Gig Economy Bill Could Spell Trouble for Tech Apps & Consumers

California’s Assembly Bill No. 5 (AB-5), known as the “Gig Economy Bill”, was viewed by many as an important and necessary step to protect the lives of working people, but the bill is already creating problems for Tech companies, their employees, and even consumers. A “gig economy” is a labor market characterized by the prevalence