Berkman at RightsCon 2016

Headed to RightsCon 2016?  Lots of folks from the Berkman Center are. We're leading discussions on topics ranging from online hate speech, to protecting users rights, to mapping the landscape for online content romoval requests, to transparency reporting.  Check out this list of sessions for a look at some of the things we're working on.

Mar 22 2016 12:00pm to Mar 22 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Reconceptualizing the Right to Be Forgotten to Enable Transatlantic Data Flow

with Sanna Kulevska and Michael L. Rustad

The recently agreed final version of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the European Court of Justice’s October 2015 decision to strike down the Safe Harbor agreement that enabled cross-border data flow from Europe to the United States for the past fifteen years create a legal dilemma. Sanna Kulevska and Michael Rustad propose that the U.S. adopt a scaled-down right to be forgotten that will balance the fundamental right of privacy in Europe with the First Amendment in the United States. The authors will lead a discussion on the difficulties of developing a right to be forgotten to achieve this balance.

Mar 15 2016 12:00pm to Mar 15 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Back to the Drawing Board: Student Privacy in Massachusetts K-12 Schools

with Jessie Rossman and Kade Crockford of the ACLU of Massachusetts

Technology moves much faster than the law. Here in Massachusetts, that’s left a gap between what kinds of technologies schools use to manage student information and in classrooms, and the laws and regulations protecting sensitive student information. Hear about the state of student privacy in our state, and what’s next.

Announcing the Winners of the Student Case Study Writing Competition on Innovative Multistakeholder Governance Groups

The winning contributions reflected a diversity of insights, ideas, and perspectives about unique examples of multistakeholder governance. Essays examined a wide range of industries and regulatory bodies, analyzed their formation, operation, and participatory mechanisms, and considered the factors that made each successful or unique. 

Law and Regulation of Emerging Robotics and Automation Technologies: Study Group

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is now taking applications for a new spring 2016 Study Group exploring the Law and Regulation of Emerging Robotics and Automation Technologies, convened by Harvard Law School visiting professor Kenneth Anderson. The Study Group will meet for four evening sessions on the Harvard Law School campus: on Wednesday March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13 from 7:30p.m.-9:00p.m. Participation in the Study Group is open to all members of the greater Boston community interested in topics related to robotics and automated technologies. Participants will be selected among the applicants who have submitted an application by Sunday March 13, 2016.

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