Do you have a right to privacy when storing your data on a cloud server or when sending emails via gmail? And which companies are fighting to protect their users from government intrusions? The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a report “Who Has Your Back?” and lists some of the major companies and what they’re doing to protect your data.
This past year the Obama administration inaugurated a strategy for cyberspace under the title International Strategy for Cyberspace: Prosperity, Security, and Openness in a Networked World. This publication outlines the administration’s evolving policies on the economic, social, and political considerations that should govern the Internet going forward. The international law implications of this new policy are discussed in an ASIL Insight by David Fidler.
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There are several law journals that deal with the intersection of law and technology including:
The journals cover topics ranging from domain names and trademark to gene doping to technology used in the naturalization process to the search and seizure of digital devices to using neuroimaging as evidence. You can usually access their current issue online for free at the journal’s site. Some also have online archives. You can also access them on Lexis, Westlaw and Hein.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, some professors are eschewing laptops in the classroom altogether. Read one professor’s account of the ups and downs of his experience banning lap tops in his federal tax classes at the South Texas College of Law.