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The U.K. released a National AI Strategy with a ten-year plan to make Britain a global AI superpower in our new age of artificial intelligence.  The Strategy intends to “signal to the world [the U.K.’s] intention to build the most
Continue Reading The U.K. National AI Strategy Begins with Consultations on Copyright, Patent, and Data Protection Regime

On April 22, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision finding that the FTC lacks authority to pursue equitable monetary relief in federal court under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (the “FTCA”). The result means that
Continue Reading FTC Stripped of Authority to Pursue Equitable Monetary Relief in Federal Court – What Now?

As part of its three-part series on the future of human-computer interaction (HCI), Facebook Reality Labs recently published a blog post describing a wrist-based wearable device that uses electromyography (EMG) to translate electrical motor nerve signals that travel through the
Continue Reading The Future of Human-Computer Interaction: Electromyography Wrist Interfaces for Augmented Reality Applications

In December 2020, Apple started requiring Apps to display mandatory labels that provide a graphic, easy-to-digest version of their privacy policies.  They are being called “privacy nutrition labels,” presumably a reference to the mandatory FDA-required “Nutrition Facts” labels that have
Continue Reading 10 Thoughts Regarding Apple’s New “Privacy Nutrition Labels”

While Europe is leveraging hefty fines against violators of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (here is a tracker of recent fines: https://www.enforcementtracker.com/), the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments last month on whether the FTC –
Continue Reading Supreme Court: The FTC – The Chief Federal Agency on Privacy Policy and Enforcement Since the 1970s – May Not Have Ever Had Authority to Demand Monetary Relief