We begin this episode with a quick tour of the Apple antitrust decision that pitted two Trump appointees against each other in a 5-4 decision. Matthew Heiman and I consider the differences in judging styles that produced the split and the role that 25 years of “platform billionaires” may have played in the decision.
In this episode, Nick Weaver and I discuss new Internet regulations proposed in the UK. He’s mostly okay with its anti-nudge code for kids, but not with requiring proof of age to access adult material. I don’t see the problem; after all, who wouldn’t want to store their passport information with Pornhub?
Our News Roundup leads with the long, slow death of Section 230 immunity. Nick Weaver explains why he thinks social media’s pursuit of engagement has led to a poisonous online environment, and Matthew Heiman replays the astonishing international consensus that Silicon Valley deserves the blame – and the regulation – for all that ails… Continue Reading
As the deadline approaches for the EU General Data Protection Regulation to take effect, companies are asking what they need to do to ensure their HR practices are in compliance. Our London-based Employment practice offers some advice in this alert.
Our guest this week is noted computer law guru Orin Kerr, and the podcast is a deep dive into technology and law. This Week in NSA: Snowden claims without substantiation that NSA employees are passing naked pix around. And Greenwald’s venture reports that GCHQ has developed the ability to send spam and to rig web… Continue Reading