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

Berkman 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.

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.

Mar 1 2016 12:00pm to Mar 1 2016 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

The Big Reverse of the Web: Are Our Policies and Standards Ready?

with Open Source developer, Dries Buytaert

Artificially intelligent personal assistants and algorithms are just the first signs of a web that's designed to deliver the highly personalized information to us at the right time. But what sorts of big issues do we need to tackle when it comes to personal privacy, serendipity and other things that made the web great to begin with?

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