Does the U.S. need an American alternative to the GDPR?

What happens when sensitive information— from employment history and financial transactions to medical conditions and dating preferences—  becomes digital data? How can individuals be protected from potential abuses of this data? And what kinds of rights do individuals have to determine its collection, storage, and use? Since the early 2000s, these questions have generally found …

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Diverging paths for the United States and Europe in the ‘race’ to develop AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. The concepts underlying it have been in development for decades and are already supporting commonplace tools like Google Translate, Amazon Alexa, and IBM Watson. AI can be understood as the ability of machines to ‘think’ and make decisions. Much of this has to do with machine learning and recognizing patterns …

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The technology industry and transatlantic (in)security

The technology industry has amassed tremendous power – largely underwritten by the rise of the Internet, the proliferation of new digital products and services, and massive amounts of data. American technology companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon as well as social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have become some of the largest …

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