Upcoming Events

Law & Tech: William McGeveran

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:00pm

Friending the Privacy Regulators

According to conventional wisdom, data privacy regulators in the European Union are unreasonably demanding, while their American counterparts are laughably lax. Many observers further assume that any privacy enforcement without monetary fines or other punishment is an ineffective “slap on the wrist.” This Article demonstrates that both of these assumptions are wrong. It uses the simultaneous 2011 investigation of Facebook’s privacy practices by regulators in the United States and Ireland as a case study. These two agencies reached broadly similar conclusions, and neither imposed a traditional penalty. Instead, they utilized “responsive regulation,” where the government emphasizes less adversarial techniques and considers formal enforcement actions more of a last resort. 

ISP Ideas Lunch - Kiel Brennan-Marquez

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Kiel Brennan-Marquez is a visiting fellow at the Information Society Project. His research focuses on the relationship between technological evolution and jurisprudence. His previous work explored this question in the context of the Fifth Amendment; this year, he will turn his sights to the Fourth Amendment. He is especially interested in the way lawyers and judges respond to technologies they do not fully understand, and in how technological change inspires utopian and dystopian forms of argument. He holds degrees from Yale Law School and Pomona College. 

FAIA: Vivek Mohan

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

"Privacy and Cybersecurity:  Legal Issues In Private Practice" 

Vivek is Privacy Counsel at Apple Inc., where he is responsible for privacy and security issues associated with Apple's products, services, and corporate infrastructure.  Vivek joined Apple from the Privacy, Data Security, and Information Law group at Sidley Austin LLP, where he counseled clients in the technology, telecommunications, healthcare, and financial services sectors.  Vivek is the co-editor and author of the PLI treatise "Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk," published in September 2015. 

Visual Law Project: Documenting Human Rights Violations

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

This lecture will provide an overview of how three human rights organizations use video—Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and WITNESS. The talk will emphasize video advocacy for legal audiences, providing examples from screenings in front of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the UN Commission of Inquiry.

ISP Ideas Lunch - Margot Kaminski

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professor Margot E. Kaminski researches and writes on law and technology. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. Professor Kaminski’s research and policy work focuses on media freedom, online civil liberties, international intellectual property law, legal issues raised by AI and robotics, and surveillance. She has written on law and technology for the popular press, and appeared on NPR’s On the Media and other radio shows and podcasts. Her article, “The Capture of International Intellectual Property Law Through the U.S. Trade Regime” was published in the Southern California Law Review; and her essay on domestic drone use, “Drone Federalism: Civilian Drones and the Things They Carry” was published in the California Law Review Circuit.

ISP Ideas Lunch - Rebecca Wexler

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Rebecca is currently a Fellow at The Legal Aid Society and The Data and Society Institute. She is a recent graduate of Yale Law School and an independent documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the ISP Yale Visual Law Project, which applies filmmaking as an analytic form of knowledge production in the law. She is co-directing a program at Yale Law School to produce video products with professional production value while disturbing the methodological boundaries of textual scholarship.

Law & Tech: Matthew Herder

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:00pm

Pharma, Freedom of Expression, and Fraud

Matthew Herder is an Associate Professor in the Faculties of Medicine and Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research focuses on pharmaceutical research and regulation. His work is often interdisciplinary and policy oriented. He is currently the Principal Investigator on a research grant entitled “Emerging health researchers and the commercialization of academic science” funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and he has appeared as an expert witness before several Canadian Parliamentary committees on the topic of pharmaceutical policy. Prior to arriving at Dalhousie, Matthew was the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Legal Research Fellow at New York University School of Law, and he holds a Master of the Science of Law degree from Stanford Law School as well as LLM and LLB degrees from Dalhousie. 

Visual Law Project:Video Evidence, Trial Coverage and Advocacy: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

This lecture will discuss how the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) uses video to provide trial coverage and evidence, and to engage in advocacy. The lecture is based on a fieldwork at this Tribunal and will feature video clips. 

FAIA: Richard Salgado

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Center for Global Legal Challenges and the Information Society Project will welcome to campus on Nov. 8, Richard Salgado, Google’s Director for Information Security and Law Enforcement Matters. Salgado is a YLS grad and spent his career lecturing and working in the field of cyber-security.