“The Reasonable Robot” is a book written by Dr. Ryan Abbott who, when not thinking about the future of the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and the law, teaches law at the University of Surrey School of Law in Guildford, England. “The Reasonable Robot” confronts the impending clash of AI and the law through a [...]

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In September, China launched an initiative to set the standards of global data-security rules. This is on top of other efforts that China has taken to launch a data governance regime. This, for America, should be the spark that ignites the conversation around American data governance policies. Data is, after all, as many quip “the [...]

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The global chaos created by COVID-19 has proven to be a stress test for modern governance. The pandemic and its fallout have proven especially revealing in the context of European data policy, which is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), promulgated in May of 2018. But, COVID-19 has exposed its fault lines. While [...]

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Giants run the airline industry. Today, four airlines, American, United, Delta, and Southwest, control over 65 percent of the market. They achieved this level of dominance in just the past twenty years, with merger after merger cutting the number of major airlines left today into less than half the number that existed in 2000. The [...]

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To Americans, TikTok means many things. For some, it is only an onomatopoeia. To others, it is the defining social media app of their generation. For Republicans and Democrats, it may be the one foe that can actually unite the two parties. But the policy world should let it act as a catalyst for a [...]

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Yesterday, the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple testified before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee in a hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power.” As Congress takes up the question of market power in the tech sector, the time is ripe to consider the issue in our broader economy. For decades, corporations in a [...]

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Interpreting the word games at play in workplace safety guidelines, President Trump’s recent executive order on the food supply chain, and company motives is something like unpacking a Russian doll. The name of these Russian nesting dolls is Matryoshka or Babushka. Babushka means grandmother or old woman. This name is ironic because a lot of [...]

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Britain is a country of animal lovers and has a long history of spearheading animal protection measures with global reach. This history can be traced back to 1822 with the introduction of Martin’s Act. The Brambell Report of 1965 and the UK joining forces with European Communities, the predecessor to the EU, in 1973 were [...]

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“A civilization that proves incapable of solving the problems that it creates is a decadent civilization.” Aimé Césaire wrote this in his critique of colonialism. Close examination of the legacy of colonialism helps explain the disparate impact of the current healthcare crisis based on race and class. The sick and dying in the US are [...]

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Universal suffrage has long been accepted as the standard for enfranchisement in democracies, however full and equal participation is rarely the reality. One group in particular that is frequently excluded across jurisdictions is prisoners. Indian law provides for this exclusion in Section 62(5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. This exclusion has faced [...]

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