The COVID19 pandemic is an unprecedented global public health challenge. It’s additionally troubling that its impact and our response to it throws into sharp relief many social inequalities in areas like healthcare, education, and employment that have existed long before the pandemic. Technology, as it’s used in each of these sectors, has historically co-created theseContinue reading “COVID19, Technology, and Social Inequality”
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Facial Recognition in 2020
Matthew Henry unsplash.com This year, government action on facial recognition is heating up. While most agree that some sort of facial recognition regulation would be better than today’s “anything goes” status quo, the debate rages on between two radically opposed positions: regulate it or ban it altogether?
US Federal Privacy Law in 2020?
freeimages.com While there are dozens of proposals in Congress, for the first time we’re seeing a privacy bill that is getting some momentum. In late November 2019, Senator Cantwell (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA). The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), AmyContinue reading “US Federal Privacy Law in 2020?”