Friday Tech Policy News (2-18-2021)

A round-up of tech policy news I’ve been following throughout the week Section 230 Democrats split over plan to require greater censorship of ads in Section 230 overhaul Senate Democrats are split on new legislation that could force tech companies to censor online ads in the hopes of curbing misinformation and fraudulent claims. The bill is […]

Civ Pro the Gathering

This is probably the nerdiest post you’ll ever read on this site so strap in. (Huge thank you to Alex Handley and Jeff Cohen for collaborating w/me on this project!). It didn’t really hit me until second semester but I realized that Civil Procedure is really just akin to a trading card game I’ve consistently […]

My Patent Bar Rejection Story

The USPTO asked for comments regarding the under-representation of women and minority groups in the patent system as part of a study they must conduct per the SUCCESS Act. Santa Clara Law Professor, Eric Goldman, and I responded along with 22 other signatories.  — Last weekend, I accomplished another exciting career milestone: co-authoring and publishing […]

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 […]

Thank You for Coming to My TED Talk

More pics of the event here In February, I gave a TEDx talk at Santa Clara University about the importance of Section 230, online speech, and the complexities of content moderation. I owe a huge thank you to my advisor, Professor Eric Goldman, who not only helped me draft the talk but also took me […]