California Bill Tracking For Privacy Professionals

By Alan P. Kyle California Bill Tracking For Privacy Professionals Privacy professionals have a limited timeline to reach compliance with the broad new regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act. With over a dozen new CCPA statutes and amendments proposed, there is keen interest in CCPA lawmaking developments. Knowing the momentum and likelihood of what proposed […]

Summer Reading: Resources for Internet and Privacy Law

“What should I read to prepare for law school?” Answer: nothing. As cynical as it sounds, nothing will prepare you for law school. Don’t waste money on pre-law summer classes (scam) or buy your casebooks in advance (hella expensive and you don’t even know which ones you need yet). “Getting To Maybe,” the classic summer-before-law-school […]

Break Up With #BreakUpBigTech

Because Internet law is still (somehow) considered a nuanced field of study in law school compared to intellectual property, crim, corporate, etc. it generates a lot of interesting conversation among curious friends, family, and prospective law students. Of those conversations, recently, there’s two topics that come up consistently thanks to their prominence in the media […]

My Upcoming Tedx Talk at SCU

I’m excited to announce that I have been selected to give a Tedx talk about Section 230 and content moderation on February 28th at Santa Clara University (time/location tbd). Below is the abstract I submitted to be considered and, now, a teaser for the 18 minute talk. I also submitted my blog post about Internet […]

Internet Emotionalism

The Declaration on the Principles of the Law Governing the Internet is yet another bleak reminder of how far we’ve strayed from Internet Exceptionalism and John Perry Barlow’s 1996 Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace Compare: “You claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. You use this claim as an excuse […]

Encryption Mythbusters

This post is not just for technical people: it’s a discussion about what encryption is and how we can bust a few myths going around in the media.  No matter your job title, it’s always good to know the signs of bad security so that even if you can’t fix it yourself, you can throw a fit until someone else does.